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2021 Board Elections and Erik Filsinger: 50 Years of Rock Climbing in Canada

January 27, 2021

Wednesday, 7 p.m.


It's election time! No, no. The AMC Board Elections. This one's easy.

And then, Erik Filsinger will present a tour of over five decades of his rock climbing adventures in Canada. Included will be climbs on Yamnuska, Kid Goat, Ha Ling (aka Chinaman), Mt. Rundle, Cascade Peak, Mount Louis, Mount Edith, Castle Mountain, Mount Indefatigable, Wasootch Slabs, and Takakkaw Falls in the Canadian Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. This presentation complements his AMC member meeting slide show in January 2020 which showcased 50 years of Mountaineering in Canada.

Remember: This election determines the Officers and Board of Directors for the upcoming year. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

We'll be meeting via Zoom, so you'll need to RSVP to the invitation on MeetUp and make sure your MeetUp settings allow messages. If you need to download Zoom, please do that ahead of time at (It's free to sign up.) Then you just need to follow the link a few minutes before the event starts.

We'll see you then!

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Special Notice - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with public health guidelines, the upcoming Lead School  scheduled for February 2021 has been postponed.  The Spring 2021 Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing and Anchors Schools remain scheduled for March and April respectively with reduced class sizes and format modifications to move all in-person activity outdoors.  However, these schedules are subject to change based on the public health situation as those dates approach.

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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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