American Alpine Club
To support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb.
A united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.
Everyone who loves climbing.
The AAC’s Craggin’ Classic Series is a premier gathering of the tribe celebrating our traditions, culture, and craft. The components of the Craggin’ Classic Series include community fellowship, competency and education, stewardship of our resources, and fundraising for critical programs such as the AAC’s Live Your Dream Grant.
LIVE YOUR DREAM GRANTS
All climbers have dreams. Let us help you live yours. The American Alpine Club’s Live Your Dream grant powered by The North Face, is designed to help you, the every-day adventurer take your abilities to the next level.
The purpose of the Live Your Dream grant is to support and promote unforgettable experiences for climbers—specifically, experiences that provide the skills and confidence to realize one’s climbing ambitions; to dream big, to grow as a climber, and to inspire others. The grant seeks to fund individuals or an individual of a small team of all ages and experience levels, as well as a range of climbing disciplines (including but not limited to: bouldering, sport & trad climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, peak running, exploration—you name it). We encourage you to grab a friend or three, dream big, and send us an application.
The application period opens February 1st and closes March 1st. Winners will be announced by April 15th. Grant awards will vary depending on the prospective project, but typically fall in the $200 to $1,000 range.