Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Swiss Machine at Symphony Space

Photo: AAC member Sam Spaeth
Sunday was another hot sweltering day here in NYC, but those not at the beach, lake or woods had the chance to cool off with Ueli Steck as he recounted his latest adventure of summiting all 82 peaks in the Alps over 4,000 meters in just 62 days.

The AAC partnered with Alpina Watches to bring the legendary speed climber to NYC where he  started his North American speaking tour. Ueli is  best known for his record shattering speed ascent of the Eiger and in 2014 he received the Piolet d'Or for climbing Annapurna’s South Face in just 28 hours. During the talk Ueli recounted how post Annapurna and approaching his 40th birthday he wanted to take a step back and find a challenge on a project which was not about going harder or faster. He wanted to do something at home in the Alps and the 82 peak challenge was something that few had succeeded on. See Forbes contributor Jim Clash's great coverage of the event and interview with Ueli for more details.

The evening drew a good crowd as Great Range Fellows, volunteers and AAC staff enjoyed pre-event cocktails and snacks at Bar Thalia. Member Mark Aiston walked away with the raffle grand-prize of a new Alpina smart watch. The tour continues over the next few weeks check out the schedule for more info.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Ueli Steck is coming to New York City August 28th!

Save $5 on tickets now through midnight on Saturday.
Just enter the code "UELI5" at checkout.

This is a rare opportunity to see the Swiss Machine in the States — a show you don't want to miss!


*Discount applies to regular show tickets. Does not apply to VIP Gathering tickets.

Tour presented by Alpina Watches, innovative time pieces from Switzerland.