The Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner



  • History Colorado (map)
  • 1200 Broadway
  • Denver, CO, 80203
  • United States

Celebrate climbers who achieve both on and off the mountain, at the American Alpine Club’s 2016 Excellence in Climbing Awards Dinner!

Presented by adidas Outdoor

The event includes a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner, and a keynote by Libby Sauter. Or join us for the After Party with live music by 80’s cover band, The Goonies. There we'll give away a gear package that would make any outdoors person drool!

Five highly accomplished climbers from a variety of backgrounds will be inducted into the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence. Inductees come from all disciplines; mountaineering, rock, ice and mixed. Inductees have had a significant impact on climbing history, but have also made contributions of meaning in other areas relating to the mountains and their vibrant communities. The multi-dimensional inductees have made lasting contributions in the areas of culture, environmental responsibility, community, the arts and sciences. 

2016 Awardees:
- Tom Frost
- Hugh Herr
- John Roskelley
- Libby Sauter
- Geoff Tabin

Proceeds from this event benefit the American Alpine Club Library andAmerican Mountaineering Museum.

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