Welcome to the Alaska Alpine Club


The Alaska Alpine Club was formed in 1952 to promote the exploration and enjoyment of Alaska's mountain areas.  Current club activities include organizing spring mountaineering trips, the winter gear swap, conducting a six week Introduction to Ski Mountaineering Class, maintaining three alpine huts, maintaining local climbing crags, and participating in community events.

Past club activities include maintaining a climbing wall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Recreation Center, publishing guides to local climbing areas, and lobbying the state government to prevent industrial development in local climbing spots (the famous Alaska Pipeline was originally routed through the granite crags northeast of Fairbanks).

Club meetings take place every month except January and summer months. Anybody is welcome to attend meetings, which are frequently slideshows from member's trips.  See the calendar for date, time and venue.

The best way to hear about the correct time and venue of club meetings, slideshows and trips is to subscribe to the "Climb-L" e-mail listserve. https://lists.alaska.edu/mailman/listinfo/climb-l


Photo by AAC Member Phillip Wilson, Mt Sanford