From a first ascent on Denali to a 70-foot fall during a staff climbing trip, Phil Powers shares about the highs and lows of his climbing lifestyle in a short adocumentary by Chispa House. The video comes only a few weeks after Powers announced he is leaving the American Alpine Club.
Phil Powers is leaving the American Alpine Club
When Phil Powers took over as CEO of the American Alpine Club (AAC) in 2005, his membership had lapsed, not out of any deliberate protest, but simply because he had forgotten about it. He was no doubt an active climber, although he didn't see the relevance or benefit of the club ...read more