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Support climbing, community, and conservation.

The Annual Dinner is our largest fundraiser of the year. As we face increasing threats to our wild places and work to support a growing climbing population and volunteer network, we depend on this now-virtual event to help raise over $350,000 to fund our critical programs.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

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Note: shipping costs are covered by the buyer. This helps ensure that more money goes to support the AAC's good works of conservation, education, and community.

The Annual Dinner is our largest fundraiser of the year.

You are helping raise funds vital to the AAC's work.


The future of climbing, and all outdoor recreation, depends on a bounty of healthy open spaces and the ability to visit and enjoy them. Your tax-deductible gift to the American Alpine Club helps the members and volunteers pursue these core values of the Club:


Protecting Public Lands

To ensure that public lands remain public, that they are well-resourced and that important conservation tools (like the Antiquities Act) are preserved so climbers can continue to practice their craft on the lands we love.


Ensuring Lands are Open for Human-Powered Recreation

To streamline and update exclusionary permitting policies to ensure that climbers, guides and other organizations can get the permits they need to provide facilitated climbing experiences.


Safeguarding Fragile Mountain and Climbing Environments

To understand our mountain and climbing environments, to promote sustainable use and effective management and to bring awareness to the impacts of a changing climate on the landscapes that inspire us.


Combating Climate Change

To mitigate the effects of climate change through political advocacy, scientific research, and developing resources for members to make sustainable choices as they plan trips and expeditions. As an outdoor community whose ethos is inextricably linked to healthy mountain environments, the AAC is committed to fighting climate change.




The AAC's First Ever Virtual Annual Benefit Dinner

In an effort to lead in good decision-making as citizens of a country that is facing a potential crisis, we believe it is important to avoid contributing to that risk. We feel strongly that this is the responsible decision to protect the folks in our community who may be most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. Thus, we have cancelled the in person Dinner and are hosting a virtual event in its place.

STAY TUNED for information on how to tune into the virtual event!

We are disappointed we won't be seeing you all in person, but we still need your virtual presence and support this week!

We are incredibly excited to announce Kris McDivitt Tompkins will be the keynote at the 2020 Annual Benefit Dinner. Former CEO of Patagonia and current president of Tompkins Conservation, Kris is a true champion for the earth. She and her late husband Doug Tompkins turned millions of acres across Chile and Argentina into National Parks in an effort to restore and re-wild landscapes. Most recently, Kris completed the largest private land donation in history, with over one million acres going towards creating or expanding ten national parks in Chile. To date, Tompkins Conservation has helped conserve more than 14.2 million acres.

Mark your calendars for this special night, presented by Patagonia, and rare chance to hear from Kris.

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The American Alpine Club
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 13th Street, Denver, CO, USA

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