AAC Mountain Fest Gallery

The American Alpine Club annual meeting and Mountain Fest in Bend, Oregon.Photos by Devaki Murch —March 30-April 1- The AAC Mountain Fest drew hundreds of climbers to Bend and to nearby Smith Rock for clinics with top climbers, including Chris Sharma, Lynn Hill, Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Arno Ilgner, Steve House, Jack Tackle, Josh Wharton, Kate Rutherford, Vince Anderson, Chris Lindner, and Katie Brown, along with slide shows by Anderson, House, Caldwell, and Rodden. “The annual meeting was the best ever in the history of the club,” said Jack Tackle, who, it must be said, is not quite old enough to know for sure.