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Trad climber
the middle of CA
Nov 16, 2012 - 01:36am PT
I met two girls backpacking this summer and one majored in "folklore and mythology" while the other majored in "human evolution." Talk about marketable! I asked what they could do with their degrees and they both said "anything."

Sorry, thread drift.

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 16, 2012 - 03:31am PT
has tradman lost it, or am I blind?

I only see a $10 difference.

Still age discrimination, but the reverse is often true, those under 65, many still paycheck to paycheck, would have to pay more than seniors.

If this is something to pursue... email the club

If this is just a rant, carry on...


Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Nov 16, 2012 - 03:53am PT
After years of eyeing the age 60 movie discount I noticed they moved it up to 65 as I was approaching that golden demarc - that got me grousing on the assumption they'll move it to 70 just as I hit 65. Then I went to see Skyfall last night and the girl gives me a senior ticket and change before I realized what was happening. Now I'm pissed that she would eyeball me as a senior before my time. Am I being unreasonable or just old?

Trad climber
Nov 16, 2012 - 08:56am PT
don't join any club that will accept you as a member!

seriously tradman what do you get with the membership?

You already got partners and gear what else do you need

oh and herb and beer which the AAC won't provide.

Sport climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:27am PT
Its true. AAC is full of poop. Lets have a boycott.Strike.Call our congressmen. Magazine burning party. Constitutional amendments. March on Washington.

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:52am PT
Wait, seriously? This is the kind of sh#t that pisses you off?


Seneca area
Nov 18, 2012 - 06:59am PT
They are after the college students and "professional" dirtbags so that when they join the work forces they'll have already hooked them and have more full paying members.

Me...I'll be 62 and have been unemployed for a year and a half so won't be adding to their coffers...

Trad climber
Nov 18, 2012 - 07:53am PT
Perhaps Donini will chime in on this; being a past AAC president.

Seriously--the AAC is making a big effort to recruit members; which they have been very successful at-so far.

I was a member for a few years way back in my youth; when you had to apply, and have a resume. I stopped paying, primarily because the club back then didn't really offer any benefits.

The club has changed dramatically in the last few years. I re-joined just last year, when I visited the Teton climbers ranch.

I just came back from the AAC Yosemite climbers meet. I had a blast and met climbers from all over the world. They picked you up at the airport; all the meals were catered, and yes-there was FREE beer.

One of my climbing partners was just awarded a climbing grant for next summer. The club is changing.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 18, 2012 - 08:03am PT
I was a member and donor for years.

They showed no appreciation and crapped on me.

I recommend not joining and, if you already have, quitting.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 18, 2012 - 09:15am PT
Been climbing for 30 yrs now and thought I would join. it just kind of ticked me off that the cost is so much higher for an old half cripple than it is for a strong young adult.

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:44am PT
While we're at it, let's protest ladies night at the local pub.

In all seriousness, the lower cost worked for me. I never made over 25k until I was 29 years old. I've been an AAC member since I was 22, and I never would have joined w/o the reduced rate.

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 18, 2012 - 09:51am PT
Quit yer whining

At your age you should be gainfully employed and be able to afford to support such a fine organization.

Nov 18, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Tilting at windmills.
Or first-world problems?

Carry on.

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Nov 18, 2012 - 11:09am PT
It's basically an attempt to balance out a membership that is skewed older. They are trying to defeat the image of the AAC as bunch of past-it fuddy-duddies who sit around drinking and yakking about the Golden Years.
An image that is at least partly true and goes back to the British equivalent, the Alpine Club.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
bunch of past-it fuddy-duddies who sit around drinking and yakking about the Golden Years

Don't they know that's what the Taco is for!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Moundhouse Nev. and land o da SLEDS!
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:34pm PT
yeah Ron,, they'll blink and they will be them!;-) time- flows by like a mach 1 skydiver.

Trad climber
Shawangunks, New York
Nov 18, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Why aren't the old guys griping about their damn near free National Park & federal land access passes? I sure hope that's around for me...and I'm around for it.

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