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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 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.


Cory Richards

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


Freddie Wilkinson

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


Dylan Johnson

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


Lorna Illingworth

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


Renan Ozturk

Tooth Traverse, Ruth Gorge, Alaska*



Clint Helander

Revelation Mountains, Alaska


Nate Farr

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


Mike Ybarra

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



Blake Herrington (23)

Ambition, Stikine, Alaska


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

Cordon Granito, Chile

$800 each

Bryan Friedrichs (24)

The Tusk, Hidden Range, Alaska


Ryan Huetter (25)

Cajon de los Arenales, Argentina



Josh Garrison (25)

Pirate Valley, Argentina*


Graham Zimmerman (24)

North face of Chamlang, Nepal


Michael Royer (25)

Djangart region, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan*


Blake Herrington (24)

Cerro Pollone, Argentina*


Hayden Kennedy (20)

West face of North Howser Tower, Canada


Sam Schabacker (24)

Fitz Roy’s North Pillar, Argentina



Jonathan Mingle

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



Kevin McManigal

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


Ann Piersall

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



Adam Clark

Northwest Montana Summer Glacial Run-off Study


Pete Clark

New River Gorge Climber Impact Study


Jessica Lundin

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


Justin Stroup

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


Kevin McManigal

Glacial Retreat and Impacts on Water Security, Bhutan


Matthew Sanborn

Implications for Understanding High Altitude Cerebral Edema


Teresa Chuang

Photography in the Sierra Nevada: Documenting Climate Change


Zach Guy

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


Ann Piersall

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


Jeffrey Hallo

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


Nathan Furman

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


Nicholas Kanaan

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


Noah Reid

Integrating Phylogeography and Macroecology in the Study of Alpine Insect Communities


Alexandra Urza

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


Edward Chang

8,000-meter Peak Effects on Humans


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