ACE Member Organizations
The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. Preserving the opportunity to climb and the diversity of the climbing experience are fundamental to the mission of the Access Fund. The organization works in cooperation with climbers, other recreational users, public land managers and private landowners to promote the responsible use and sound management of climbing resources throughout the United States. The Access Fund encourages an ethic of personal responsibility, self-regulation, strong conservation values and minimum impact practices among climbers. For more information, visit www.accessfund.org.
Since 1902, The American Alpine Club has been dedicated to promoting climbing knowledge, conserving mountain environments, and serving the American climbing community. The AAC currently has 6,400 members throughout the U.S. and across the globe.
- Worldwide rescue insurance;
- Timely publications such as The American Alpine Journal, Accidents in North American Mountaineering, and the quarterly American Alpine News;
- Use of the American Alpine Club Library (including long-distance lending privileges), the most complete mountaineering library in North America;
- Gear, subscription, and guide discounts from AAC corporate partners;
- Regional AAC Section events;
- Access to expedition endorsements, expedition sponsorships, and UIAA Hut Stamps;
- International representation, national advocacy, and more.
The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) is the national, non-profit organization dedicated to the excellence in training, preservation of culture and raising the standards of professional mountain guides in America. The AMGA is the nation's sole representative to the nineteen country International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA), the international governing body responsible for guiding standards and education around the world.
- unite the energy, interest, and knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains of Colorado;
- collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains in behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation;
- stimulate public interest in our mountain area;
- encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna, and natural scenery;
- and render readily accessible the alpine attractions of this region.
- Sponsoring many trips, classes, and seminars dedicated to wildlife and geology study, outdoor photography and art, and other subjects for its 12,000-plus members;
- Collecting and disseminating information on Colorado's mountains through the CMC's TRAIL & TIMBERLINE magazine, the books and publications of the CMC Press, CMC schools, natural history hikes, and conservation projects;
- Stimulating public interest through Group programs, the Youth Education Program, and the American Mountaineering Center's library and museum;
- Encouraging preservation through environmental education, trail building and restoration, and participation in public lands management decisions; and
- Making readily available the alpine attractions of the region by scheduling over 3,000 trips per year.
This page last revised on November 08 2010