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AMC Virtual Meeting:


Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7-9 p.m.


AMC Storytellers

The history of storytelling goes back thousands of years. Cave dwellers used pigment to paint on walls with their hands to create stories and myths. Today, you may have heard of the Storyteller’s Project, a nationwide series of live storytelling nights where anyone, from neighbors to notables, can step on stage and share a true, first-person story inspired by a specific them or prompt.

We thought it would be fun to invite a few of our intrepid members to share their own stories, based on the theme: “Whoops! Outdoor Adventure Gone Awry.’ As a counterpoint, it could be a story with a theme of “A Good Decision – What Went Right! Join us for a story about climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering or other outdoor adventures that didn’t go quite as planned. Grab your popcorn and tune in for tales of epic adventures, with mistakes or mishaps, and perhaps, lessons learned!

Please join us via zoom for a great evening as AMC members share their epic tales of adventure!

The medium: PLEASE READ!
We'll be meeting via Zoom, so you'll need to RSVP to this invitation and make sure your MeetUp settings allow messages. We'll send the meeting link and password the day of the meeting. 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.

AMC Outings & Events

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AMC Schools

Special Notice - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in compliance with public health guidelines, the Spring 2020 Rock and Canyoneering Schools were cancelled.   The Fall Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing and Anchors Schools were conducted with reduced class sizes and format modifications to move all in-person activity outdoors.  At this time, it is anticipated that these modifications will be extended to the Spring 2021 Schools which have now been scheduled.

If you wish to participate in the Spring 2021 Basic Outdoor Rock Climbing, Anchors, Canyoneering or Lead School, please go to the schools page at and follow instructions to reserve your spot.

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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