Friday, January 12, 2018

Last Call, Annual Winter Outing Jan. 19th-21st

On the ascent of Algonquin Peak (5,115 ft), MacIntyre Range, Adirondacks, Outing 2016
The January "thaw" not withstanding, this is shaping up to be a fantastic winter in the NE. Conditions are great upstate and we have an almost full house for our annual Winter Outing. In addition to ice climbing, there are many other winter pursuits at our doorstep including snowshoeing, cross-county or downhill skiing, rock climbing the Lodge chimney and of course, relaxing with a beverage around the fire. This are only a very few spots left. Please email me ASAP, if interested.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

NY Section Autumn Dinner & Social

Last Saturday, Nov. 11th over a hundred Section Members and their guests gathered at the Union Club to meet friends, share a meal, hear a Live Your Dream grant winner report and meet Vanessa O'Brien, the first American women to summit K2.
First American women to summit K2, Vanessa O'Brien addresses the crowd

Grading the answers to the K2 Quiz, Judges Howard Sebold, Metro NY Section Chair and Jonathan O'Brien

Executive Members of the US Nepal Climbers Association (USNCA) and reps from Arc'Teryx Soho, K2 Quiz sponsor with O'Brien and Sebold
L to R - AAC CEO, Phil Powers; Metro NY Section Chair, Howard Sebold; Pasang Rinji Sherpa, President USNCA, Vanessa O'Brien, 1st U.S. woman to summit K2, Ang Gyalzen Sherpa, Secretary USNCA and Ngawang N. Sherpa 
Event speakers Vanessa O'Brien and LYD grant winner, Greg Morrissey with members of the St. Peter's Prep Adventure Club
 Former NY Section Chair Phil Erard with wife Corrine and climbing friend Kwan Choe

AAC CEO Phil Powers delivers a Club update

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!