Friday, May 8, 2015

Call For Volunteers

The Metro NY Section is looking for dedicated community-minded volunteers to serve as climbing mentors and committee members for our pilot "Climb Like a Girl” program. This initiative is to provide an indoor rock climbing summer mentorship at The Cliffs in Queens to low-income teenage girls from the Long Island City community (via Urban Upbound). Mentors would be required to commit three (3) two-hour weekend morning sessions per month at the The Cliffs from June through August. Mentors will also regularly work alongside Urban Upbound advisors to tie climbing with their life-skills curriculum. This program is an opportunity to expose climbing and its benefits to a population that is not normally reached by our sport. Female climbers are strongly encouraged to apply as mentors. We are also looking for a few members to assist the program founder in continuing its development. For more information and to get involved please email the Metro NY Section Chair at newyork@americanalpineclub.org.

Metro NY Section Ausable Club Outing, May 29-31, 2015



A long-standing New York Section tradition is our Annual Adirondack Outing at the exclusive Ausable Club near Keene Valley. Activities include: rock climbing (including backcountry routes on Gothics or cragging at the nearby Beer Walls), hiking in the adjacent High Peaks, canoeing on the private and pristine Ausable Lakes, golf, tennis and lawn bowls on the property. On Saturday we host a cocktail party, sit-down dinner and slideshow at the Club. We have privileges to drive the gated Lake Road, permitting speedy access via the lakes to some High Peaks classics such as Marcy and Haystack, and shorter hiking routes to Gothics and Indian Head.

Group size is limited to 40 people first come, first served. The all-inclusive price for the weekend includes lodging for Fri/Sat nights, 2 self-serve cottage breakfasts (including the Sunday Pancake Fest), Saturday cocktails and dinner. Please email the Metro NY Section Chair at newyork@americanalpineclub.org for registration information. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

NY Section at the Gunks

The Metro New York Section helped out at the new AAC campground in the Gunks last weekend.  32 dedicated volunteers came out to climb, test out camping and get stuff done.  They did everything from staining office counters to leveling bear boxes and finishing the bathhouse interior.