Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Banff Film Festival In NYC

What: Banff Mountain Film Festival – NYC
When: SaturdayWednesday, March 3-7, 7:30pm
Where: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning for a record 5-night run this year. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Arrive early and hear alphornist Barbara Oldham at 7:15We will be hosting a table at the event. Come by and say hello.


Meet the Photograhper, Jim Herrington


What:  Book discussion and presentation "The Climbers"
When: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 7:30pm
Where: Arc'teryx Soho
, 69 Spring St., New York

Event co-sponsored with Arc'teryx Soho. Jim Herrington will be presenting his photography book The Climberswinner of the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition. This is the culmination of a 20-year project to track down and document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of climbing. The stories of these climbers and their era are inspiring and captivating, and Herrington's effort to locate, travel to, and get them in front of his camera includes anecdotes of despair, hilarity and adventure. 



What: Section meet-up at the Annual Dinner
When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 4:30pm-6pm
Where: The Fairmont Copley Plaza Bar, Boston, MA

Drop in and join your fellow Section members attending the Annual Dinner for a casual pre-dinner gathering in the hotel bar. Good friends and good conversation. Please let me know if you will be joining. RSVP, Metro NY Section Chair.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Live Your Dream Grant Now Open For Applications!

The American Alpine Club’s Live Your Dream grant, powered by The North Face, is currently accepting applications for the 2018 grant cycle—and this year we're awarding climbers like you over $70,000 to live your dream trip!

Since 2012, the AAC and The North Face have awarded nearly 400 every-day adventures with over $200,000 to help take their abilities to the next level. This grant is about personal progression—about supporting each other to push our limits. Be it transitioning out of the gym or establishing a first ascent in the greater ranges, the purpose of this grant is to create opportunities for climbers to dream big, to grow, and to inspire others.