The American Alpine Club is committed to supporting and inspiring climbers from their first day out through a lifetime of climbing

Get involved with local events! Check what’s going on in the Northeast at the AAC’s Event Calendar (just choose neregion under agenda) and get connected by emailing Sarah Garlick, the AAC’s Northeast Coordinator: [email protected]

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About the American Alpine Club

Ice climbing is fantastic. The only problem is that expenses and logistics can really rack up. Here at the AAC we give you the best and easiest access to everything you need.


Let’s face it. Ice climbing is dangerous. All AAC
members are automatically enrolled in a $10,000 Rescue Benefit program.


Connect with other ice climbers and rock climbers in your area and across the
country who love to get outdoors just like you.


This year the AAC gave $4,000 to climbers in the Northeast thanks to the AAC’s new Live Your Dream Grant, funded in part through the Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival. These grants go to climbers of every ability who are inspired to pursue their climbing dreams and broaden their climbing horizons.


Getting cold at your belay? AAC members get huge discounts on favorite
brands, like 20% off at Patagonia online.


Perhaps most importantly, every year the AAC devotes more than $100,000 to conserve the places we climb and to protect your rights as climbers. By becoming a member, you choose to give the climbing community a stronger voice to do good in our world.


The AAC is currently building a new campground in the Gunks. It will include 50 camping spots, cooking and shower facilities, an indoor space where  visitors can gather during rainy weather, and, of course, easy access to great  climbing. Members score a great discount at all the AAC’s campgrounds.


With over 20,000 books and videos dedicated to climbing you’re sure to find all the beta you ever wanted. We’ll ship books to you anywhere in the country for free.


The AAC publishes the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering, two of the most sought after climbing publications. We also produce a Guidebook to Membership, which gives you the rundown on all the Club’s programs in your backyard and across the country. All our publications are included with membership.
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