American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

American Alpine Club Grants

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  • Publication Year: 2009

The American Alpine Club provides resources for climbers and explorers to attempt new challenges, conduct scientific research, and conserve mountain environments. The AAC awards more than $40,000 annually, although the size and number of awards vary from year to year. For more information on all the grant programs, please visit www.AmericanAlpineClub.org.

Information about 2008 grant recipients and their objectives was accurate at the time of the grant; in some cases, they may have decided to attempt other objectives. Expeditions labeled with an asterisk (*) are reported in this Journal.

LYMAN SPITZER CUTTING

EDGE AWARDS

Vince Anderson, Ridgway, Colorado*

West face of Makalu, Nepal

$3,000

Micah Dash, Boulder, Colorado

Dojitsenga in southeastern Tibet

$3,000

Ben Gilmore, Conway, New Hampshire*

Bat's Ears, Alaska

$1,500

Chad Kellogg, Seattle, Washington*

Southwest ridge of Siguniang, China

$1,500

Josh Wharton, Rifle, Colorado*

North face of Latok I, Pakistan

$3,000

MCNEILL-NOTT AWARDS

Alex Alexiades, Reno, Nevada*

Cordillera Apolobamba, Bolivia

$4,500

Althea Rogers, Bozeman, Montana

Wood River Range, Alaska

MOUNTAIN FELLOWSHIPS (FALL 2007)

John R. Hudson, Rick Mosher, and RE1Challenge funds

Clint Helander, Anchorage, Alaska*

Revelation Mountains, Alaska

$800

Colin Haley, Mercer Island, Washington

Torre Traverse, Patagonia

$400

Crystal Davis-Robbins, Durango, Colorado

Fitz Roy Massif; Patagonia

$400

Ian Nicholson, Seattle, Washington

Graham Zimmerman, Edmonds,

Washington

Kichatna Spire, Alaska

$800 each

Sewe Stember, Bemidji, Minnesota*

Cochamb Valley, Chile

$1,000

MOUNTAIN FELLOWSHIPS

(SPRING 2008)

John R. Hudson, Rick Mosher, and REI

Challenge funds

Kyle Dempster, Salt Lake City, Utah*

Tahu Rutum, Pakistan

$750

Jordon Griffler, Superior, Colorado

Cerro Torre, Pa tagonia

$750

Aaron Jones, Richmond, Kentucky

Central Tower of Paine (solo), Patagonia

$750

Althea Rogers, Bozeman, Montana

Wood River Range, Alaska

$850

Eli Simon, Hope, Maine*

Rencontre Bay, Newfoundland

$800

ZACK MARTIN BREAKING

BARRIERS GRANT

Benjamin Mapes, Denver, Colorado

Village water project and climb of Cotopaxi, Ecuador

$1,765

SCOTT FISCHER MEMORIAL

CONSERVATION GRANT

Thomas Prigg, Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Ice Vikings Project

$446

RESEARCH GRANTS

Arthur K. Gilkey Memorial Research Fund, R. L. Putnam Fund, and Bedayn Research Fund

Jeff Benowitz, Fairbanks, Alaska

Uplift history of central Alaska Range

$500

Julie Crawford, Mancos, Colorado

Alpine vascularplant species in the San Juan Mountains

$500

Gregory De Pascale, San Francisco,

California

Glacier ice volume loss in the Palisade Basin, Sierra Nevada

$500

Jason Dortch, Cincinnati, Ohio

Glacial incision and uplift in the Indian Himalaya

$500

Paul Egan, Aberdeen, UK

Ecology and conservational status of the Meconopsis genus, Langtang National Park, Nepal

$850

Grant Elliott, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Influences of climate change on upper tree-line dynamics, Rocky Mountains

$1,000

Julie Fosdick, Palo Alto, California

Role of late Cenozoic glaciation in physiographic development of Torres del Paine, Pa tagonia

$1,000

Benjamin Gross, Old Town, Maine

Investigating initial migration of humans in South America through glacial geology, geoarchaeology, and ice cores

$500

Jon Kedrowski, San Marcos, Texas

Climbers'perceptions on Mt. Rainier

$1,000

Nathan Malcomb, Marietta, Ohio

Long-term productivity estimates of Northwestern coastal forests, North America

$1,000

Michelle McCrackin, Phoenix, Arizona

Efects of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on alpine lakes

$1,572

Dale Wagner, Logan, Utah

Arterial oxygen saturation as predictor of nextday acute mountain sickness or summit success

$1,000

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