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Arizona Mountaineering Club Member Meeting- Please Join Us!

Erik Filsinger - 50 Years of Mountaineering

Annual AMC Elections!!!




Free for the public

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The January member meeting features the Arizona Mountaineering Club's Annual Election and longtime AMC member and guest speaker, Erik Filsinger.
Erik Filsinger will present a slide show on “Fifty Years of Mountaineering in Canada”. His slides will include ascents of some of the over 35 peaks he has climbed in the Canadian Rockies including Mount Sir Donald, Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria, Aberdeen, Haddo, Assiniboine, Temple, and many others. His climbing partners included many from the Valley and quite a few AMC members. Come and join in the fun and memories. You might see some climbs to put on your personal “tick list.”

Please come join us! Rock the vote!

Wednesday, January 23, 7 - 9 p.m.

Granite Reef Senior Center
1700 N. Granite Reef Road · Scottsdale, AZ

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AMC 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

Mountaineering - Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue.  This a classic annual weekend training session teaching the basics in mountaineering, including ice ax arrest, anchors, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue.  This is a must-do for anyone planning to enter the alpine world.

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 lead belayer.

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.

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