American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

American Alpine Club Grants

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  • Publication Year: 2011

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 $80,000 annually, although the size and number of awards vary from year to year. For more information on all the grant programs, please visit americanalpineclub.org. The information below about 2010 grant recipients and objectives was accurate at the time of the grant; in some cases, recipients may have decided to attempt other objectives. Expeditions labeled with an asterisk (*) are reported in this Journal.

LYMAN SPITZER CUTTING-EDGE AWARDS

Cory Richards

North face of Chamlang (7,319m), Nepal

$4,000

Freddie Wilkinson

South face of Nuptse (7,800m), Nepal

$3,000

Dylan Johnson

Seerdengpu (5,592m) north buttress, Sichuan Province, China*

$2,000

Lorna Illingworth

Free ascent of the Mt. Proboscis Original Route, Canada*

$1,500

Renan Ozturk

Tooth Traverse, Ruth Gorge, Alaska*

$1,500

MCNEILL-NOTT AWARDS

Clint Helander

Revelation Mountains, Alaska

$2,000

Nate Farr

North ridge of Mt. Ambition, Coast Mountains, Canada*

$1,500

Mike Ybarra

Singu Chuli (6,501m), Annapurna Sanctuary, Nepal

$1,500

MOUNTAIN FELLOWSHIPS (FALL 2009)

Blake Herrington (23)

Ambition, Stikine, Alaska

$900

Roberto Gonzales-Pita (21) and Greg Mionske (21)

Cordon Granito, Chile

$800 each

Bryan Friedrichs (24)

The Tusk, Hidden Range, Alaska

$700

Ryan Huetter (25)

Cajon de los Arenales, Argentina

$400

MOUNTAIN FELLOWSHIPS (SPRING 2010)

Josh Garrison (25)

Pirate Valley, Argentina*

$700

Graham Zimmerman (24)

North face of Chamlang, Nepal

$700

Michael Royer (25)

Djangart region, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan*

$700

Blake Herrington (24)

Cerro Pollone, Argentina*

$500

Hayden Kennedy (20)

West face of North Howser Tower, Canada

$500

Sam Schabacker (24)

Fitz Roy’s North Pillar, Argentina

$500

ZACK MARTIN BREAKING BARRIERS GRANT

Jonathan Mingle

Passive heating-cooking home, and first ski descent of Sultan Lango (19,117’)

$1,800

NIKWAX ALPINE BELLWEATHER GRANT

Kevin McManigal

Glacial change, as compared to the 1910 Royal Geographic Society expedition, Turgun Mountains, Mongolia

$2,000

Ann Piersall

Glaciation and indigenous perspectives on climate change, At-Bashy Range, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan*

$1,000

RESEARCH GRANTS

Adam Clark

Northwest Montana Summer Glacial Run-off Study

$1,000

Pete Clark

New River Gorge Climber Impact Study

$1,000

Jessica Lundin

Updated Mass Balance Measurements of Blue Glacier, Mt. Olympus, Washington

$700

Justin Stroup

Building a Climate Connection: Quelccaya Ice Cap, the Peruvian Andes—a link between Northern and Southern Hemispheres

$700

Kevin McManigal

Glacial Retreat and Impacts on Water Security, Bhutan

$700

Matthew Sanborn

Implications for Understanding High Altitude Cerebral Edema

$700

Teresa Chuang

Photography in the Sierra Nevada: Documenting Climate Change

$700

Zach Guy

The Influence of Terrain Parameters on Spatial Patterns of Snow in Steep Couloirs

$700

Ann Piersall

Glaciation and Local Perspectives in the At- Bashy Range, Kyrgyzstan

$400

Jeffrey Hallo

Visitors’ and mountain guides’ perceptions of biophysical change at Mount Rainier National Park

$400

Nathan Furman

The Role of Environmental Conditions on Decisions to Ski in Avalanche Terrain

$400

Nicholas Kanaan

Prevention of Altitude Illness with Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Study

$400

Noah Reid

Integrating Phylogeography and Macroecology in the Study of Alpine Insect Communities

$400

Alexandra Urza

Investigating the Implications of Climate Change for the Timing and Composition of Post- disturbance Plant Reestablishment in Glacier National Park, Montana

$400

Edward Chang

8,000-meter Peak Effects on Humans

$100

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