Have you ever dreamed of bouldering above sand on a gorgeous beach? Do you think of jamming your hands in a long desert splitter? Are your day dreams filled with visions of snowy far off mountains? The American Alpine Club along with Touchstone Climbing wants to make your dreams a reality with the Live Your Dream Grant.
This year, 2013 Western Region LYD grant has a budget of $6,000, which comes from the AAC, Touchstone Climbing, and from the AAC’s Fall Highball Craggin’ Classic held in Bishop recently.
Last year, the LYD grant sent climbers to Mount Rainier, Bannff and the Parkway Icefields, Zion, the Pamir Mountains in Kyrgzstan & Tajikistan, and the Bugaboos. The awards page talks a little about the reciepents trips.
The AAC has made significant contributions to the climbing community in the past year. They bought and renovated the Hueco Rock Ranch, the bouldering basecamp and crash pad for Hueco Tanks. They built a new campground in the New River Gorge and are currently working on one in the Gunks in New York. The American Alpine Cub is more than your grand-daddy’s climbing club. They are out supporting the climbers of today. From gym climbers, boulderers, sport climbers, trad climbers, to alpinists, the AAC wants to help climbers live their dreams.
For more information check out the Grant Page- AAC Live-Your-Dream-Grants