Friday, March 11, 2016

New AAC Institutional Partner - US Nepal Cilmbers Association

Members of the US Nepal Climbers Association with AAC Metro NY Section Chair Howard Sebold & AAC member Vanessa O'Brien 

I am pleased to announce a new partnership between the AAC and the US Nepal Climbers Association (USNCA). NYC based members of the Nepalese climbing community founded the Not-For-Profit organization in 2013. The USNCA works to promote the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide, advance safe and ethical mountain practices and promote responsible access, culture and environmental protection.

AAC member Vanessa O'Brien and I meet with the USNCA Board and Committee members earlier this week in Queens to celebrate our new partnership and discuss plans for Everest Day, May 29, 2016. We shared a meal and good conversation with our new friends. It was inspiring to be with such an accomplished group of climbers. I have attended many gatherings, but never before have I been in the presence of this many people who have stood atop Mt. Everest, as well as many of the world’s other 8000m peaks. Vanessa and I were both deeply moved to be named as honorary Advisors of USNCA. 

Please mark your calendars for Everest Day at The Cliffs, LIC.  Details below.

US Nepal Climbers Association Inc. in collaboration with The Cliffs Climbing Gym and Heartbeat NYC will be hosting a special climbing competition on may 29th in celebration of Everest Day. This event is to not only remember the historic summit, but also raise awareness and funds for schools and those families still affected by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Howard Sebold
AAC, Metro NY Section Chair

Members of the USNCA executive team, Serap Sherpa (foreground right) President USNCA.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Banff Mountain Film Festival Coming To NYC

Join the Metro NY Section at the Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th, 7:30 pm, Sunday, February 28Monday, February 29; Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016.  Doors open at 7:00 pm. We will have an info table set up. Come by and say hello. 

Tickets are available at Symphony Space, 212.864.540 and Paragon Sports. 212.255.8036, ext 2.

Howard Sebold 
- Metro NY Section Chair

Monday, February 8, 2016

Nepal, the Earthquake & Craft Beer - Member Steve Hindy Reports

Ellen and Steve Hindy in Ghorpani, Nepal, at Annapurna South.
In January 2015 Steve Hindy won a 2 week trip to Nepal at the Annual Dinner. As founder of Brooklyn Brewery Steve has a passion for beer. See his report for Vice Media, about his trip and the growing craft beer industry in Nepal.

Howard Sebold
Metro NY Section Chair

Friday, February 5, 2016

Tickets Still Available For The Annual Benefit Dinner Weekend

February 26 - 27

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, D.C.

The AAC's largest and most prestigious event of the year brings together over 500 guests including climbers of all generations and disciplines, esteemed donors and high profile leaders. The weekend includes multiple events where you can rub shoulders with climbing legends, young and old alike. 

Celebrate 100 years of climbing in our beautiful National Parks, with keynote by Alex Honnold. Tickets include Honnold's presentation, high cuisine, great wine and beer, silent and live auctions, and access to other weekend activities including the Climbers' Gathering, panel discussions, and some of climbing's highest honors.

See Dinner Website for details and ticket purchases.

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