SAC is hosting its first speaker of the year next Saturday, October 21st at 7:00pm in room 320-105. Paraglider Benjamin Jordan is coming to Stanford to talk about his incredible paragliding adventures. He'll be giving a talk about his experiences and motivations for his paragliding ventures, as well as showing off his new film! He's been touring across the whole west and people have been loving the show, so it should be a really great time! Here's a blurb from Benjamin himself:

What's between YOU and YOUR BIG ADVENTURE?
Come listen to Benjamin Jordan's inspiring talk about mastering our...


SAC Fall 2017 schedule:

  • Socials are Mondays 8-9PM in the AOERC outdoor center lounge, starting next Monday October 9th.
  • Practices are Mondays 9-11PM in the climbing gym across the hall from the outdoors lounge, starting October 9th

Socials and practices are for dues paying members only! Pay yours $10 annual dues and sign our annual common adventure waiver at the Outdoors Center desk any time they are open.


Our first meeting and info session will be this coming Monday October 2nd at 5:30 in the Outdoor Center - located at the AOERC (new gym), immediately to the left once you walk in.
You will be able to register for the club and pay the $10 annual dues at the meeting. If you're not able to make it to the meeting, you can sign up to be an Alpine Club member anytime at the Outdoor Center desk, but please plan to attend if you're able to so we can get a good Q&A going and discuss our plans for the year.
The gym will be open after the info session, so feel very free to cross the hall and climb with...


The Alpine Club will be hosting REEL ROCK 10 on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm in Braun Auditorium at the Mudd Chemistry Building (333 Campus Drive). Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:15pm and will be $15 each.

Come and check out the best climbing film of the year!

This Wednesday, at 7pm in Room 208B of the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, we will have Kristoffer Szilas talking about his trips to the El Chalten Massif of Patagonia. He has climbed both Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy and will be showing pictures from these trips as well as sharing beta for travel and climbing logistics on the El Chalten Massif. 

For more info on Kristoffer visit his website at

With our upcoming CCS and CRAG competitions on 2/28 and 3/1, we have been searching high and low for a guest speaker for the night of the 28th. Last year, Lynn Hill shared stories of her life as a professional climber. This year, we are pleased to announce that Kevin Jorgeson will be speaking to the Stanford community at 7:00pm on February 28th

Kevin has recently been all over the news for completing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan with his partner-in-crime Tommy Caldwell. This ascent is considered by many to be the most difficult rock climbing in the world.

Kevin's presentation...


Stanford Climbers,

I want to let you know about an upcoming book reading/signing with former SAC historian and Stanford Climbing Wall Manager, Daniel Arnold. His book Snowblind, is a collection of mountaineering tales. Here's what the Kirkus Review said of it: 

"Arnold is an outdoor writer whose nonfiction work focuses on climbing (From Salt to Summit, 2012, etc.). He's an active climber himself, and this book rings true, examining the lives of those who are lured to the mountains. Subcultures always have their own languages, and Arnold has his down: “The angle ratchets out toward vertical...


Next Wednesday 2/18 at 7pm, we have a very exciting presentation at the Outdoor Center. Check out the flyer below about Top To Top, the expedition family who is in the process of sailing and biking to, and then climbing the seven summits. 

This Wednesday at 7:00pm in room 208B of the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, Justin Driemeyer (MS '07) will be presenting on his trip to the Alps last spring. Here's what he has to say about it:


Mont Blanc and The Matterhorn, 2 of the most famous peaks of the alps, are linked by the Haute Route - 7 days of backcountry ski touring from hut to hut wearing light packs and carrying no food or camping gear through some of the most incredible mountain scenery there is.  I'll talk a little about the road to get there for non-expert skiers (I didn't own skis until 2012) and about some of the...


Palm tree belay stations, a margarita and resole truck, twenty pitch bolted lines to the top of limestone towers -- El Potrero Chico, Mexico is the perfect place to spend a winter climbing vacation. This Wednesday, January 28th at 7:00pm in room 208B in the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center on Santa Teresa Street, Maria, Caitlin, and Alina will share their stories from December in this sport climbing mecca. They will cover logistics, including how to get there, where to stay, where to purchase fashionable fleece-lined leggings; favorite climbs, including Time Wave Zero and general steep tufa-pulling, and...