Did you hear?... The American Alpine Club awards 24 new grants

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has awarded 24 new grants totaling $11,925 to support new mountain environment and cultural research projects.
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The American Alpine Club (AAC) has awarded 24 new grants totaling $11,925 to support new mountain environment and cultural research projects, and to help young climbers pursue challenging objectives, including several first, free alpine-style ascent attempts in Greenland and Kazakhstan. AAC Research Grants, with funds from The Arthur K. Gilkey Memorial Research Fund, the William Putnam Research Fund, and the Bedayn Research Fund, support requests to assist scientific research projects within the scope of the AAC's charter. Recipients of the 2002 round of research grants will share $9,425. AAC Fellowship grants, backed by the REI Challenge Fund, Boyd N. Everett Jr. Memorial Fund and the John R. Hudson Memorial Fund, aid American climbers age 25 years and younger to gain experience in mountain areas that would otherwise be out of their reach. Awarded twice annually (grant submission deadlines are April 1 and November 1), Fellowship Fund grants totaling $2,500 in spring 2002 will support nine climbers' alpine-style climbing objectives. For details, click on www.americanalpineclub.org

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