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AMC December Member Meeting:

Arizona Mountaineering Club Holiday Party & Budget Vote

Saturday, December 10, 2022

4 p.m.




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Arizona Mountaineering Club paid members and family are invited to the annual holiday celebration at Chaparral Park in Scottsdale. We will be meeting outdoors in a covered ramada area. It will be cool in the evening, please dress according to weather conditions.
Bring your favorite holiday dish and beverage to share (or not). Beer and Wine are the only alcoholic beverages allowed. They are permitted in cans, boxes, kegs, or other non-glass containers. NO BOTTLES. Beer and wine permits are issued for outdoor use only. NOT PERMITTED - Consuming beer or wine in parking lots, walkways, playing fields or courts.
AMC will provide a meat and a vegan dish for vegetarians, bread, salad, dessert, condiments, chips, soft drinks, and other treats, plates and utensils.
Annual gift exchange: wrapped gift of $15 or less
The all important Budget vote! Yahoo!!
Please come and join us! This gathering is limited by our permit to 50 participants. Don't forget to RSVP ( ) with the total number of attendees so we have an accurate count for food and drink.

Thanks for a great year and hope to see you there!


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AMC Schools

Registration is Open for all Spring 2023 Schools!

The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years. As an all-volunteer organization, AMC is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to AMC members.  For complete course details and the upcoming schedule, please see our Schools page at

Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing - This rock school is for new climbers or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps and learn the current Best Practices in rock climbing and self-rescue basics over the course of 4 evenings and 3 all-day weekend sessions.

Anchors - This course is the next step for AMC Outdoor Rock Climbing grads. We will teach you how to safely and efficiently build trad and sport anchors for all aspects of climbing.  Combined with the skills learned in the Outdoor Rock Climbing School, you will have the complete skill set required for safe top-rope climbing.

Lead - Is it time to move to the sharp end of the rope?  This is an advanced climbing class.  All aspects of lead climbing will be addressed with a strong emphasis on multi-pitch trad climbing.  Topics include gear (ropes and pro), the dynamics of lead falls, solid gear placement, rope management, anchors, and the mental as well as physical aspects of sport and trad leading. This class is for every competent climber. Even if you do not plan on leading, you will learn and understand the dynamics of lead climbing, and it will make you a more knowledgeable and capable climber and second.

Basic Canyoneering - A recent addition to the AMC training curriculum, this course is intended for those who have never been canyoneering along with those wanting to refresh their understanding of the many core concepts. The basics are a critical starting point for every responsible individual entering the canyons.

Mountaineering - The AMC provides an excellent opportunity to network with fellow members with significant alpine skills and experience.  In addition to the opportunity to share and learn with fellow members, the AMC continues to develop partnerships with noted guide services for top-notch professional training and skills development.

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