Thursday, April 7, 2011

Help a Fellow Climber - Auction Underway

As previously posted, fellow Alpine Club and NY Section member Rich Romano, was seriously injured in a fall at the City of Rocks last August. The AAC is participating in a climbing community effort to help Rich defray the huge costs of his heli rescue, hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation, only partially reimbursed by his medical insurance.

As part of the effort, Marty Molitoris, head of the Alpine Endeavors guide service, is auctioning off two guided day climbs for 2 people at Mohonk, one for Millbrook and the other for Skytop. The Skytop auction also includes a mandatory meal at Mohonk Mountain House. Only approved guide services and their clients may, as you know, climb at Skytop.

The auction began last Tuesday and will end promptly on April 15 at 10PM. Winners of the auction may use the service any time until November.

In addition and separate from Marty's auction, the Mohonk Preserve is auctioning off 2 annual family passes to the Preserve, all proceeds to go to the Romanofund.

Beginning bids on the guided climbs are suggested at $200 for Millbrook and $400 for Skytop, well below list . The Mohonk Preserve passes are valued at $150 each. These are valid for one year and can be added to an existing membership. Beginning bids on the Preserve passes start at $5,

Details on all the above may be found at

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