The American Alpine Club
The AAC is a climbing and advocacy group that provides knowledge, inspiration, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AMGA and the AAC collaborate by developing educational resources that support the mountain community and by partnering on policy and access initiatives to help keep mountain and climbing areas open. Visit their website to learn more.
The Access Fund
The Access Fund is a not-for-profit rock climbing advocacy group in the United States. Their goals are to keep climbing areas open and to gain access to currently closed climbing areas. And, they promote an ethic of responsible climbing and conservation of the climbing environment. The Access Fund was originally the access committee of the American Alpine Club and was created as the climbing community realized the need for an organization to represent climbing and climbers’ rights in the United States. The Access Fund and AMGA partner on Federal and State policy initiatives primarily to keep mountain and climbing areas open. Visit their website to learn more.
The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
The member-driven Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through relevant and targeted education, research, and outreach, the Center ensures the long-term health of our natural world. Gleaning the latest information from LNT, the AMGA ensures all of its educational programs maintain LNT ethics. The AMGA also provides input to LNT, and the two organizations have worked on developing curriculum specific to mountain environments and guiding practices. Visit their website to learn more.
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation is a non-profit resource for alpine industry professionals seeking orthopedic medical care. The foundation is inspired by and created in memory of Kees Brenninkmeyer, who passed away while actively pursuing a career as an alpine ski and mountaineering guide. Visit their website to learn more.
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