We are excited to let you all know that the American Alpine Club will be at this years Ice Fest to answer all your questions about who they are, what they do, and why you should join.  But to get you started, we wanted to let you know the following about the American Alpine Club and what they do for the climbing community as a whole!

AAC MISSION: To support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb.

VISION: A united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.

CORE VALUES:  Authoritative climbing information, knowledge and resources benefit and inspire us and future generations.   Advocacy and leadership advance our climbing interests and promote conservation.  Community and competency strengthen and embolden us to push our limits.

MEMBER BENEFITS:  Gear. Clothing. Camping. Gym memberships. When you love the outdoors, expenses and logistics can really rack up. Here at the AAC, we know that every dollar spent on equipment, guidebooks, and insurance is one less dollar for your next big trip. Joining the AAC gives you access to discounts so you can spend more time and money doing what you love, all while supporting American climbing and making a difference in your local community.  On top of your national discounts, you get deals at hundreds of gear shops, climbing gyms, guide services, and lodging facilities across the country. Not to mention discounted or free access to AAC events. Translation: free swag, new friends, good beer.

Be sure to hit up their table during the event! Welcome back American Alpine Club!