posted by dpm on 09/26/2012
Dead Point Media is pleased to announce a free subscription-based incentive for members of the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club as a thank you to those climbers supporting these two great organizations. Current members of the American Alpine Club and Access Fund will receive a free one-year subscription to DPM's 'Stash.' The 'Stash' is Dead Point Media’s premium video channel, offering members exclusive access to the best climbing videos on the internet. In addition to current members, this incentive will also be extended to climbers who join the American Alpine Club or Access Fund prior to December 31st, 2012.
"The Access Fund and the American Alpine Club are both organizations that we support wholeheartedly," said Matt Stark, owner of Dead Point Media. "Helping both organizations engage the younger generation of climbers and get them invested in the future of our outdoor resources is one of the ways we can show our support. Much of our audience is made up of this young crowd and offering free subscriptions seemed like the best incentive we could offer. Our hope is that anyone considering signing up for a DPM Stash membership might instead opt to take the extra step and become an AAC or Access Fund member."
Historically a mountaineering-focused organization, the American Alpine Club has released a bold five-year strategic plan focused on broadening their membership through improving benefits and supporting climbers of all kinds. The Club made recent strides to connect with the rock climbing community, specifically the younger generation of craggers and boulderers through initiatives like their recent purchase of the Hueco Rock Ranch—in conjunction with the Access Fund—and the construction of the New River Gorge Climber's Campground. Alpine Club members enjoy many benefits, such as a $10,000 rescue insurance policy, lodging and gear discounts, grant possibilities and more.
The Access Fund has works to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment. They work to shape climbing management policy on a national and grassroots level, acquire threatened climbing areas and place them in climber-friendly hands, offer support to local climbing advocacy groups, and educate climbers on resource conservation. When you join the Access Fund, you help protect America’s climbing resources, keeping our crags open, clean, and accessible.
The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch and Hueco Rock Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org. Join the AAC’s online community atfacebook.com/americanalpineclub, americanalpineclub.org/news, or follow all the latest press on the Club’s Press Room RSS feed at americanalpineclub.org/prfeed.