Sunday, April 30, 2017

 It is with great sadness that I report world class Alpinist and friend of the AAC, Ueli Steck was killed in an accident while acclimatizing for a traverse attempt of Everest and Lhotse. More details here: http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/04/30/everest-2017-ueli-steck-dies-on-nuptse/

Ueli visited us last summer to talk about his adventure climbing all 82 Alps peaks over 4,000m (13,100ft) in 62 days. Our condolences to all of Ueli’s family, friends and admirers around the world.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Special comp tickets available for the NY Film Premiere of Sherpa Stew



Sunday, April 9, 6:30 pm
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, C95

Benefit screening for the U.S. Nepal Climbers Association.
We have a limited amount of free tickets available for Metro NY Section members plus one guest. You must RSVP by Friday to qualify for the free tickets.

This film follows Nepalese Sherpa who climbed Mt Everest but now live in New York City working low-wage jobs to try to support their families. The filmmaker and Sherpa will be on hand for Q&A afterwards. This film was made with 26 backers through a Kickstarter campaign.

RSVP

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NYC Section Social


What: Social and book talk by Member John All, Executive Director of the American Climber Science Program
When: Thursday, March 23, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Steep Rock Bouldering, 603 W 129th (the Jerome L Greene Science Center, Columbia University)

John will talk about his new book "Icefall, Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet", climbing in Peru and Nepal and the Climber Science program. John recruits climber volunteers to help with his research. If you are interested in the ACSP this is a perfect opportunity to meet John and learn about this amazing program.

We are hosting this gathering in a brand new (as in, not-even-open-yet) climbing gym, Steep Rock Bouldering. Come by to meet fellow members and check out the space. Light refreshments will be served. This social is free and open to all current AAC members and guests. RSVP  to the Metro NY Section Chair is required if you plan to attend.


Hope to see some of you there.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Royal Robbins, mountaineer and clothing company founder, dead at 82

Sad to report one of our American climbing greats has moved on. www.climbing.com/news/obituary-royal-robbins-19352017/

Royal and his partner Tom Frost were among the earliest speakers at our Annual dinner way back in the 1980's. I missed that one being a non-climbing teenager back then, but I hear it was awesome.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2017 Returns To NYC



Join the Metro NY Section at the Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th, 7:30 pm, Sunday, March 5, Monday, March 6, Tuesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 8. Doors open at 7:00 pm. We will have an info table set up. Come by and say hello.

Tickets are available at Symphony Space, 212.864.540, www.symphonyspace.org and Paragon Sports. 212.255.8036, ext 2.

Howard Sebold 
- Metro NY Section Chair