Phil Powers

phil powers

Phil Powers has been the executive director of the American Alpine Club since 2005. Prior to this role, Powers worked at National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)  for seventeen years.

His climbing achievements include a first ascent of the Washburn Face of Denali, the first winter traverse of the Cathedral Group in the Tetons, the first American ascent of Gasherbrum II in Pakistan, and an ascent of K2 without supplemental oxygen.