Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Photo from the K2 Movie Showing at the Rubin

Becky Nichols, wife of Explorers Club President Alan Nichols and American Alpine Club Exec. Director Phil Powers at the Rubin Museum for a screening of "K2."

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ausable Club Weekend Photos from John Tiernan

On Saturday, June 23rd, finding the Garden parking lot full in Keene Valley, Wayne Wilson and I dropped our plan to explore the new Bennie's Brook slide, and redirected to the Marcy Dam fire-truck trail to investigate the other new slide at Avalanche Pass.

Shortly after we arrived at the new Avalanche Pass Slide and the lake, a thunderstorm came in and chased us to a cave we'd spotted on the way in, where we sat out the downpour. But because of all the rain we didn't get onto the slide.

Sunday morning after the pancake breakfast I went to see the other new slide on Cascade Mountain and climbed a few hundred feet of elevation till the incline exceeded 40 degrees and I backed off to try again when I have company.

All the new slides we saw look like exciting Class 4 ways to get to summits, and we understand that the slide on Bennie's Brook connects bottom to top with no detours.
--submitted by John Tiernan
Note the double fall-line, to the left and to the bottom, on the new Avalanche Pass slide.

Two years later, where the beaver dam had been on the trail to Marcy Dam, showing effect of Hurricane Irene.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

"Altitude With Attitude" Cabaret Film Series Friday Evenings: July 6-23, Rubin Museum

The American Alpine Club NY Section is proud to announce it is co sponsoring a series of dramatic, classic mountain films with the Rubin Museum of Art ( 7th Avenue & 17th Street). Each of these feature-length films will be introduced by a knowledgeable AAC member. Admission is free with a $7 bar minimum. Please note that each film begins at 9:30 PM, except the first which begins at 7:00 PM. Seating is cabaret style in the comfortable, state of the art Rubin Theater. If you are a new member, this is a chance to meet the presenters and well as socializing with fellow AAC members and Section officers.

Friday, July 6, 2012 @7:00PM

1937, USA, Frank Capra, 132 min.
Starring Ronald Coleman, Jane Wyatt, Sam Jaffe, and John Howard

One of the great classic mountain films, Lost Horizon will be introduced by AAC member and documentary film maker Ted Vaill
Free with a $7 bar minimum. Reservations at 212-620-5000

Friday, July 13, 2012 @9:30 PM

1956, USA, Edward Dmytryk, 105 min.
Starring Spency Tracy, Robert Wagner and Claire Taylor

An adventure story in the Alps, this film is based on the 1952 Henri Troyat novel,
La Neige en Deuil

Introduced by expedition leader and Explorers Club medalist Fritz Selby
Free Admission with a $7 bar minimum.

Friday July 20, 2012 @9:30PM

1991, USA, Franc Roddam, 102 Min.
Starring Michael Biehnm Matt Craven and Annie Grindlay

Adapted from the stage play, K-2 marked new advances in adventure film making, complete with avalanches and other disasters.

Introduced by AAC Executive Director and K-2 climber Phil Powers
Free with a $7 bar minimum

Friday, July 27, 2012 @9:30PM

1997, USA, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 134 Min.
Starring Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, and Mako

A film based on moutaineer Henrich Harrer's encounters with the young Dalai Lama.

Presenter to be announced.
Free with a $7 bar minimum