Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everest Day Invitation

NY Section members and their guests are invited by H.E. the Nepal Ambassador to the UN to an Everest Day reception and cultural celebration. The event will be on Saturday May 29 at the Rubin Museum in Manhattan from 6:30-8:30PM. Everest Day commemorates the first ascent of Everest on May 29, 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. A variety of events are planned both in Nepal and elsewhere in connection with that historic day, including the annual Everest Marathon from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar and an international cleanup expedition, currently underway, on Everest. The Rubin is on the corner of 17th St. & 7th Avenue.

Attire: Suit and Tie for Men ; Cocktail attire for ladies.

Please RSVP ( acceptances only) directly to the Nepal Mission.

212-370- 3988/89

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Tuesday May 18 - You Want to Go Where?

AAC New York Section members are invited to a presentation of You Want to Go Where?

7 p.m., Tuesday, May 18, 2010, Tent & Trails, 21 Park Place

New York

Jeff Blumenfeld’s presentation is based on his new book, “You Want to Go Where?” (Skyhorse Publishing) that covers some of the world’s most historic expeditions and adventures with an eye towards how people can gain funding for their own travels.

The talk, which has been presented at The Explorers Club, The Adventurers Club, the American Mountaineering Museum, and in early January 2010 off the coast of Antarctica, includes illustrations of such noteworthy adventures as:

Norman Vaughan - climbed Antarctic mountain named after himself

Will Steger - first confirmed dog sled trek to the North Pole

Reid Stowe - currently engaged in his quest to be at sea for 1,152 days, a record

Mike Haugen - climbed tallest U.S. peaks in record time

Paul Schurke – dogsled expedition across the Bering Strait

Barbara Hillary - went to the North Pole; now wants to go to the South at 77

Andre Tolme – adventure golf? Yes indeed. He hit a golf ball across Mongolia

Blumenfeld then explains that companies are not there to pay for your vacation. However, if you have a project that is bigger than yourself - a trip with a purpose - it is possible to generate cash or in-kind (gear) support. His talk is illustrated with over 40 photographs taken all over the world, including a selection from his recent Antarctic expedition.

Jeff Blumenfeld is editor of Expedition News, a 16-year-old monthly newsletter that covers the adventure marketing world. A resident of New Canaan, Conn., he is a member of The Explorers Club, the American Alpine Club, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In January 2010 he was a chaperone on a students educational trip to Antarctica (

Tent & Trails

21 Park Place

New York, New York 10007

(212) 227-1760 or (212) 227-1761

(21 Park Place is just off Broadway opposite City Hall Park)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

AAC Library Fundraiser

The AAC library is hosting a Barnes and Noble Fundraiser that has the potential to raise quite a bit in support. If you think members in your section would be interested, please help spread the word!! They can shop online, too, so they don't need to be in CO to participate. Here's the link: and also a facebook event to spread easily:
NEW! Shop at Barnes and Noble on May 20-May 23rd in any store nationwide, or ONLINE from May 20-28th, and we get a percentage of the sale! You must present this Voucher -don’t forget to take it with you!
On the payment page for your online purchases, you will see a prompt “Is this a Bookfair Order”. When you click on it, you will get a payment screen where you can enter your book fair ID number in the space provided. This book fair ID number is the same provided by your organization for in store shopping.
Our BookFair ID is 10135614
Contact the library for more information at 303-384-0112, or email Beth directly at

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brooklyn Showing of 'The Disciples of Gill'

On Monday, May 3rd, at Brooklyn Boulders, one of the areas newest climbing gyms, the movie 'The Disciples of Gi;l' will be playing. 'The Disciples of Gill' is about John Gill, one of the greatest boulders of all-time. The movie begins at 8PM and costs $10. Brooklyn Boulders -