The American Alpine Club
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When you join the Club, no matter what membership level you sign up for, your contribution supports our work in policy and advocacy, educating climbers, and connecting our climbing community both nationally and locally.

Supporter Partner Leader Advocate
Benefits $45.00 $100.00 $250.00 $500.00
AAC T-shirt
Discounts: Gear, Gym, & Guide Services
AAC Grant Access
AAC Library
AAC Lodging Facility Discounts
$7,500 Benefits
$5,000 Medical Expense Coverage
AAC Publications (AAJ + Accidents)
$300k in Rescue Coverage
Deeper Support for Policy, Education, & Community Work
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*Student, military, and family membership discounts are available for the Partner membership level.

Interested in leaving a legacy at the American Alpine Club? Learn more about the Great Ranges Fellowship, our leading membership for donors contributing $1,000 or more annually.


When you join the Club, no matter what level you sign up for, you're helping to protect public lands, educate climbers, and connect our climbing community.


All members receive access to:

  • Free AAC t-shirt when you join/renew
  • AAC Grants: Cash for climbing, with over $175,000 in annual awards.
  • Gear discounts: Gear costs money, spend less with deals from the best brands in the industry. *Discount level based on membership level.
  • AAC library: A climbing bibliophile's dream, containing more than 50,000 books. Check out books in person or by mail.
  • Event discounts: Climbing events for climbers, by climbers, including the Craggin' Classic series
Regular Membership

Our most popular membership. International options available.

Regular Membership
Student Membership

Discounted membership with proof of student status.

Student Membership
*Not eligible for auto renew, proof of student status required annually.
*If you are a high school student, please call our office at (303)-384-0110 to receive student discount.
Military Membership

Discounted military membership with proof of service.

Military Membership
Family Membership
  • First Adult:
  • Second Adult:
  • Dependents:
    $45 each
Family Membership
Please select your school and graduation date below. If not listed, select “Other” and type in the name of the institution. Student discounts can be applied for those currently enrolled in vocational schools (including the American Mountain Guide Association). Student discounts are valid for U.S. residents only.

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Please select your current military status. Military discounts are valid for U.S. residents only.

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AAC Chapter Selection

As a member, you are a part of your local section. In many places, a chapter has formed for more focused support within a community.

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Print publications ship annually in late summer/early fall. Go digital and help decrease the AAC’s carbon footprint and save the Club money that we’ll allocate towards our efforts in policy and advocacy, education, and community.



Published since 1929, the American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is renowned as the most comprehensive worldwide source of information on long new climbs.



Published annually since 1948, Accidents in North American Climbing documents the year’s most significant and teachable climbing accidents.



The Guidebook to Membership is the Club's collaborative yearbook. You are the climbers, photographers, and storytellers who make this publication possible. Ships when you join the club.

Alpinist Magazine is an archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to the art of ascent in its most powerful manifestations, presenting a vision of climbing and its lifestyle that matches the intensity of the pursuit itself.

Each issue of Backcountry is packed with high-definition photography and stories, trusted avalanche safety skills and reliable, unbiased gear reviews. From freeskiing to touring, exotic destinations to backyard zones, the history of skiing to the cutting edge, we cover it all.

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