Friday, May 6, 2016

Now is your chance to climb with the Sherpa's and support Nepal

Join the Metro NY Section as we partner with the US Nepal Climbers Association (USNCA) as they host Everest Day,  Sunday May 29, 3-6 p.m. at The Cliffs, Long Island City.

This casual friendly climbing competition is open to all, has prizes for every competitor who enters and all proceeds will be used to support Nepalis still recovering from the devasting earthquake last year. Thousands of dollars in prizes, from cash to climbing gear will be awarded. Adult fees are $48.24 and youth fees are $21.99 for the comp. To register click HERE. Come by to climb, compete, spectate ($5 donation requested) and support this worthy cause.   

We look forward to seeing you there.

Howard Sebold
Metro NY Section Chair 

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