Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tickets Available for the Banff in NYC

Tickets are now available for the 2014-2015 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

We are pleased to announce that the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning for four nights again this year to Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th, 7:30 pm, Sunday, March 1st; Monday, March 2nd; Tuesday March 3rd, and Wednesday, March 4th, 2015.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Arrive early and hear alphornist Barbara Oldham at 7:15. 

Come bay and say hi to AAC members Julie, Richard, Emmanuel, Roberto, and Andrea.
Note:  The film menu will be the same on Sunday and Tuesday; a completely different film menu will be shown on Monday and Wednesday (see film menus below).
Tickets are $24 in advance and $27 at the door on the day of the show.  Group sales of fifteen or more tickets purchased in advance are $21.
Tickets are available now at Symphony Space and at our retail partner, Paragon Sports (after Feb 1st).
Symphony Space Box office:  2537 Broadway at 95th, 212.864.5400.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office or by phone Tues. through Sun., 1 pm - 6 pm; or online at  
Note:  on each day of the show, the Box Office will be open until 7:45 pm to sell tickets, if any are still available).
Paragon Sports, 867 Broadway at 18th212.255.8036
Tickets are available for purchase after Feb. 1st at the Specialty Counter on the 2nd floor or by phone:  Mon. through Fri. 10 am - 8:30 pm; Sat. 10 am -8 pm; and Sun. 11 am -7 pm.
Note:  Tickets will not be available at Paragon Sports the day of the show. Day of show tickets (if available), must be purchased at Symphony Space.
For additional information, hours, directions, and to see clips from the films and also the awesome 2015Banff Intro video go to:

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 NYS Winter Outing

Andrea Selby on thin ice, Rock & River Ice Park.

Breakfast at Rock & River Lodge.

Fritz & Andrea Selby out for a ski at Van Hovenberg.

Ice climbing guide Bill Dodd.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AAC Dinner in New York 2015

The Upper East Side venue was certainly nicer than an unplanned bivy.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Fred Randall, David Swanson, Fritz Selby at the pre-dinner reception.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Outgoing NY Section Chair Phil Erard &  Corinne Capolino.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Tom Hornbein came out from CO to join the festivities
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Guests check out the silent auction offerings.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

The new silent auction iPad table app was a lot of fun.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

The food was delicious. 
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

AAC Executive Director Phil Powers welcomes the crowd.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

In recognition of the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall Tommy Caldwell & Kevin Jorgenson receive honorary AAC memberships.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Jeff Lowe receives the H. Adams Carter Literary Award.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

The live auction gets the crowds attention.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

The Robert Hicks Bates Award winner Sasha DiGiulian & Mom.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Kim Schmitz nabs the Robert and Miriam Underhill Award
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Fred Beckey receives the President's Gold Medal.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Reinhold Messner gives the keynote presentation Moving Mountains.
Ben Rosser / American Alpine Club

Jack Reilly, Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney, Fritz Selby, Phil Erard, Martin Torresquintero, Andrea Selby
Julie Floyd / American Alpine Club / NY Section

NY Section champions Mike Barker, Martin Torresquintero, Phil Erard call it a night.
Julie Floyd / New York Section

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tuesday February 17 Event at Patagonia Meatpacking District - 7:30PM

Marty Molitoris, founder of Alpine Endeavors, LLC and author of An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains, will share his first-hand accounts of climbing and guiding in our backyard, the Catskills.  An AMGA certified rock and alpine guide and AMGA board member, Marty has been climbing and guiding in the area since 1990.  He recently published the third edition of the guidebook and will also share with us his experience of building the guidebook – from the ground, on the ice, and in the air from a Cessna!