Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Metro NY Section Annual Dinner Registration Opens

Metro NY Section, 36th Annual Dinner

Online registration is now open!

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Where: Union Club, 101 East 69 Street at Park Avenue, NYC

Keynote by Hans Florine
Wine and Beer Open Bar
Silent and Live Auctions
New Member Inductions

For the first time:
Climbers' Gathering at The Cliffs, LIC
Friday, November 11, 2016

Yosemite great, Hans Florine will join us to share stories of his climbing adventures. Hans knows speed. He has repeatedly set and broken one of the most coveted speed records in the world: The Nose of El Cap. Opening presenter, Naz Ahmed, 2014 Live Your Dream Grant recipient recently returned from helping Afghan women do something never done before — climb mountains.

Proceeds this year benefit the AAC Northeast Live Your Dream Grant Fund.

Tickets sellout, so reserve early for this not-to-be-missed event!

New dress code for 2016, black tie or suit & tie. New members attending for the first time will receive their membership pin (please indicate when purchasing tickets).

We have a limited number of comp seats for those wishing to attend the Dinner and work as AAC volunteers. Please contact newyork@americanalpineclub.org if interested.

Hope to see you there!
     - Howard Sebold
       Metro NY Section Chair

Friday, October 21, 2016

Metro NY Section and The North Face Team Up for Summit Series Launch Party

TNF Summit Series Launch Party with American Alpine Club
Monday, Oct. 24 from 6 PM - 8 PM
The North Face
2101 Broadway, New York, New York 10023

Come join the Metro NY Section, AAC and The North Face for the launch of TNF Fall 2016 Summit Series line. 
At 6 pm, Metro NY Section Chair Howard Sebold will give an overview of the American Alpine Club and detail some of the amazing spots for climbing in the Northeast. Then AAC Member Vanessa O’Brien, the first woman to set a speed record to complete the Explorers Grand Slam (Seven Summits plus skiing the last degree to the North and South Poles) in 11 months, will talk about her recent expedition to K2 and other high alpine adventures.
Following thatStan Kosmider, Senior Field Representative for The North Face, will go through the Summit Series line and describe the new innovative gear that makes up the full range of products.
At the end of the night, we will have a Q&A and raffle off some North Face gear. 
Refreshments will be provided by Bronx Brewery. Light snacks also served.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Metro NY Annual Dinner Save-The-Date

Save-the-date for our biggest social gathering of the year! Registration opens in October and sells out fast. See you there!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mohonk Preserve To Honor Jimmy Chin - AAC Discount Tickets Available

Come out September 28th to support the Gunks and Mohonk Preserve as they honor internationally renowned climber, mountaineer, skier, and award-winning photographer-filmmaker Jimmy Chin at The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park. 

This evening with Jimmy is going to be a terrific event especially if you're a Gunks climber.  Jimmy has some spectacular not to be missed climbing footage. 

The event is an opportunity for AAC members to support our home crag and gain greater insight into the work the Preserve does. The Gunks climbing Rangers are recognized nationally for their high angle rescue capabilities.

The Preserve with the support of a generous sponsor has a limited number of half-price tickets available only to NY Section members. These are offered on a first come basis, Email the Section Chair, newyork@americanalpineclub.org for more info.

I hope to see some of you there.