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American Alpine Club Climbing Grants

The American Alpine Club grants program provides resources for climbers and explorers to attempt new challenges, conduct scientific research, and push the envelope of human accomplishment in mountain and polar environments.

For more information on all the grant programs, please visit wwwAmericanAlpineClub.org

Expeditions labeled with an asterisk (*) are reported in the Climbs and Expeditions section of this Journal.


Tommy Chandler, Salt Lake City, Utah*

Putala Shan, Tan Shan, and other formations in the Siguniang region of China $4,000

Samuel Johnson, Anchorage, Alaska*

Northeast buttress of Uli Biaho, Pakistan $3,500

James Stover, Grand Junction, Colorado*

Southeast face of Kizil Asker, Western Kokshaal Too, Kyrgyzstan $4,500


Jed Brown, Fairbanks, Alaska

West face of Mt. Hayes, Alaska $800 (REI Challenge Fund)

Gabriel Coler, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

East face of University Peak, St. Elias Range $800 (REI Challenge Fund)

Pete Dronkers, Reno, Nevada*

Stewart Valley, Baffin Island $700 (John Hudson Fund)

Ryan Nelson, Durango, Colorado*

Southeast face of Mt. Dickey/South face of Mooses Tooth $700 (Boyd Everett Jr. Fund)

Kevin Wright, Anchorage, Alaska

West Face of Mt. Hayes, Alaska $400 (Boyd Everett Jr. Fund)


Janet Bergman, North Conway, New Hampshire

Fitz Roy Group, Patagonia $600 (REI Challenge Fund)

Colin Haley, Mercer Island, Washington

Alpine-style attempt on Nanga Parbat, Pakistan $800 (REI Challenge Fund)

William Hinckley, Durham, North Carolina

Via Costa Brava on Mt. Probiscis and Club International on Bustle Tower $350 (Mountain Fellowship Fund)

Nick Martino, Roeland Park, Kansas

Alpine-style attempt on Nameless Tower, Pakistan $400 (Mountain Fellowship Fund)

Renan Ozturk, Barrington, Rhode Island

Alpine-style attempt on Nameless Tower, Pakistan $600 (Mountain Fellowship Fund)

Chris Thomas, Columbia, Maryland*

Unnamed sub-peak of Mt. Huntington, Alaska $600 (Rick Mosher Fund)

Andy Wellman, Centennial, Colorado*

New route on south face of Caraz II, Cordillera Blanca, Peru/Second ascent of west ridge of Huandoy Oeste $350 (Mountain Fellowship Fund)