Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Annual Autumn Social & Dinner Registration Is Open

Online registration is now open!
When: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Where: Union Club, 101 East 69 Street at Park Avenue, NYC

Wine and Beer Open Bar
K2 - The Final Conquest by Vanessa O’Brien
K2 Quiz with prizes by Arc’Teryx Soho


Please join us for the 37th annual Metro NY Section social & dinner. This year we will focus on the event's social aspects allowing more time for mingling and group interaction. There will not be an auction or fundraising aspect to the dinner.

Known as The Savage Mountain, K2 had never had an American woman reach the summit before this year when Vanessa O’Brien was able to beat the odds and stand on the summit.  Join us as we hear Vanessa recount tales of attempting K2 over the course of three years and see if you have what it takes to win the K2 Quiz that was played at K2 Base Camp this year. 

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

Thank you to our beverage sponsor, Proskauer Rose LLP, and our quiz prize sponsors Arc’Teryx Soho.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Public Lands Policy & Climbing.

As many of you may have heard, things are not looking so good for Public Land policy. This has a direct impact on our climbing and outdoor recreation. In particular here are some climbing specific issues I have been following:
Both the AAC and Access Fund are working hard in Washington DC to have climber's voices heard, however it is an up-hill battle.  Section Member Mara Burns, Store Manager Patagonia Meatpacking  shared this for those of you who would like to get more involved.
One of our grantees and partners in the campaign to protect our public lands, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA), is coordinating a public lands video project this month.  They are collecting short (15-30 seconds) videos, from people who love the outdoors and value our protected public lands. Here is video BHA made as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xsYGXLCmSM

If you’d like to participate in the video project, please do the following when shooting your quick video from your phone:
1) Introduce yourself by stating where you are from and describe your favorite public land or what you like to do on public lands. The video could be shot on public land - but it’s not necessary.
2) Tag @Patagonia and #publiclandowner and #keepitpublic
3) Share this with your friends and network – encourage others to join this positive, public lands message. 

We’ll be sharing these via our social channels – and encouraging folks throughout our entire network.   Here is a great example from our own Trail Running Ambassador - Luke Nelson - https://www.instagram.com/p/BZgwhEaHzna/?tagged=publiclandowner


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Steve Swenson at the Rubin Museum

Steve Swenson shares stories of the Karakoram               Photo by Julie Floyd
                                                                                          Photo by Julie Floyd
We had a good turn out last night at the Rubin for the start of Steve Swenson's NYC book tour, Karakoram: Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict. Steve shared his stories of 30+ years of climbing interwoven with the fraught political history of this amazing mountain region. If you missed it, Steve is appearing 3 more times in NY, 

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Arc’teryx SOHO
SEPTEMBER 29TH, 5:00PM – 8:30PM

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Paragon Sports