Thursday, July 26, 2012

The American Alpine Club

So, first of all I want to say I have been away for too long.  I got married in July and went to a tradeshow in Germany (trip report coming soon), so I have been extremely busy.  I have many posts ready to go though, so look for posts to start publishing in the next few days.


Below is a very cool letter from the Executive Director of the American Alpine Club, Phil Powers.  It is neat to see what the AAC is doing in the USA to preserve classic climbing areas and secure new areas.  The AAC just purchased the Hueco Rock Ranch to make sure that it is around for seasons to come and is run more smoothly for climbers who visit Hueco Tanks.  The benefits of a membership are great as well.  They offer rescue coverage, free book rentals from the library in Golden, CO and many other benefits.


Read below and let me know what you think in the comments.  If you are a member or at least agree with the principles of the AAC go ahead and repost this on Facebook or email friends the quoted letter.

Dear Friends, 
I am, as you know, an active member of the American Alpine Club. 
The AAC has experienced tremendous change recently. The benefits of membership are much better than they were a year ago. We are implementing conservation programs relevant to climbers, we are enabling members to explore their dreams thanks to new grants, and we are keeping each other safe though rescue services.
Being involved with the AAC is fun. You get exceptional value for your dues and you are part of a tight tribe that does relevant work for our unique (and awesome) community. 
Now that the benefits of membership are better than ever, I am personally writing to suggest that you join.
Now is the time. Your dollars will make a difference--and return great benefits. Just this month the AAC purchased the Hueco Rock Ranch. This ensures our fellow climbers from all over the world will always have a comfortable and friendly place to stay while climbing at Hueco Tanks. 
In celebration of the Hueco purchase, everyone who joins on July 26 will receive a commemorative (and free) "IT LIVES," limited-edition AAC t-shirt. More importantly, together we can make July 26 the biggest membership drive in the Club's 110-year history.
If you or your friends (feel free to forward this!) need another reason to be part of America's climbing club, here are some of those benefit improvements I referenced earlier:
  • every member's rescue benefits doubled to $10,000, protecting us when we get hurt in the backcountry
  • climbers of every ability can now access seed money to pursue their dreams with the Live Your Dream Grants
  • members can now get affordable life and accident insurance without riders for adventure sports
  • there are over 100 AAC-only discounts on gear, lodging, and at climbing gyms
  • a new $25,000 grant keeps our climbing areas clean around the country
The Club has invested in staff to be relevant to the issues that face members:
  • five regional coordinators are stationed around the country to support our volunteers at the local level
  • a new Conservation and Advocacy Director delivers the public policy work that climbing needs
And,
  • the AAC has invested in properties that will open THIS YEAR as AAC campgrounds at the New River Gorge and Hueco Tanks. And the Gunks Campground we've been working on for so long is finally about to break ground.
None of these benefits, staff, or AAC campgrounds existed in 2010, and it has taken a lot of work to get here. We have built a whole new Club. Now it is time for every climber to join it, support it, and enjoy it. For a detailed look at what the AAC does, grab a beer or cup of joe and check out the "2012 Guidebook to Membership" online:http://www.americanalpineclub.org/p/guidebook-to-membership
To join RIGHT NOW, go here: http://americanalpineclub.org/p/hueco To get your free t-shirt you MUST join or renew today (7/26)—it's a one-day deal. When you sign up online, enter the appropriate promotion code for your t-shirt size: 
726XS — Extra-Small  
726S — Small
726M — Medium 
726L — Large 
726XL — Extra-Large 
726XXL — Extra Extra Large 
Do me a favor--take a look. Do yourself a favor--join us.
Thanks for reading.

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نقدمها لعملائنا بالرياض فنحن نقدم لكم حيث نقدم لكم خدمات نقل الاثاث في مدينة الرياض نقوم بنقل الاثاث بافضل الطرق الحديثة بالاضافة الي ان تقوم بتكسير الاثاث بالكامل فنحن نقدم لكم شركة نقل عفش خارج الرياض كما اننا نقوم بتسليك المجاري بالرياض بافضل بجميع انواعها يتوفر لدينا افضل انواع المعدات الحديثة نقوم بتسليك مجاري المطبخ بالرياض و كذلك البالوعاتافضل شركة تسليك مجاري بالرياضمن ناحية رش المبيدات فنحن نقوم رش مبيدات قوية قادرة علي قتل الحشرات فاذا كنت تريد شركة لرش المبيدات القوية فعليك زيارة الرابط التاليشركة رش مبيدات بالرياضنقوم بتنظيف الكنب بافضل الادوات الموجودة في الاسواق نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بمواد تنظيف قوية جدا نقوم بغسيل الكنب فعليك ان تكون حذر اثناء القيام بتنظيف الكنبشركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض فنحن نقوم بتنظيف الكنب باقل الاسعار فنحن نقوم بتقديم الخدمة امامكافضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض رخيصةنقوم بمكافحة الحشرات بافضل انواع المبيدات التي من الممكن ان تقوم بقتل الفئران و الصرصير شركة تقضي كما اننا نقدم لكم ايضا خدمة تسليك المجاري فنحن افضل شركة افضل شركة لتنظيف الكنب بالمملكة العربية السعودية و بجميع مدنها بالكامل نقوم بتنظيف الكنب بافضل المواد الموجودة بالاسواق كما اننا نوفر لكم الضمان الكامل لتلك العملية الصعبة و الشاقةافضل شركة تنظيف كنب بالرياض رخيصةاذا كنت تريد شركة لكشف تسربات المياه او تسربات الغاز فتفضل الان شركة المنارة افضل شركة تنظيف مسابح بالرياض و ايضا بالمملكة العربية السعودية توفر لكم افضل معدات التنظيف التي ينتج عن استخدامها نسبة نجاح تصل الي 99% فنحن الطيب نعترف بذلك فتفضل بزيارة قسم غسيل المسابحافضل شركة تسليك مجاري بالرياضان من الناس الذين يروا ان شركة الطيب افضل شركة كشف تسربات المياه فاننا ايضا افضل شركة لمعالجة ارتفاع فاتورة المياه بالريا و بالمملكة العربية السعوديةكنت تريد نظافة مضمونة لبيتك فعليك ان تقوم بزيارة الرابط التالي لان شركة الطيب افضل شركة تنظيف منازلافضل شركة جلي بلاط بالرياضشكرا لكم عملائنا الكرام علي تقييمك للشركة

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