March 9, 2016

2016 AAC Benefit Dinner

On August 25th America will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the National Parks. In good spirit, the American Alpine Club hosted its Annual Benefit Dinner in Washington DC. The episodes below were recorded by MtnMeister, and presented by The North Face and REI. Special thanks National Geographic.

Alex Honnold Interview and Keynote

In this episode, I sit down with Alex to talk about his experiences in the National Parks and his opinions on protected lands. Following the interview is Alex’s keynote at the dinner. More here…

The First Ascent of Mt. Vinson

This time fifty years ago, each of the highest peaks on every continent had been summited. Except one. At 16,050 feet, Mt. Vinson is Antarctica’s tallest mountain, and in 1966, the American Antarctic Mountaineering Expedition was organized to make a first ascent. This year, the 50th anniversary of this iconic accomplishment, some of the members of the team reunited. In this episode, you’ll hear them reflect on the historic expedition. More here…

100 Years of Climbing in America's Parks

The AAC partners with the National Park Service to bring you this unique panel discussing the evolution of climbing in America’s National Parks – where it’s been and where it’s headed.

Click here for info on the panelists.

Click here for a timeline of climbing in the National Parks.

Defining Success: Life Lessons from Wild Places with Hilaree O'Neill

North Face athlete Hilaree O’Neill takes us through her most recent ski mountaineering adventure of Mount Makalu, the fifth tallest peak in the world. Learn how both her personal and professional paths have been shaped by a lifetime of wild places.


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