Today I renewed my American Alpine Club membership. If you’re not a member it is definitely worth looking in to. Not only do you get Accidents in North American Mountaineering and American Alpine Journal but you also get a bit of medical evacuation coverage from Global Rescue.
All that is fine and dandy in my book but the real reason I renewed is because for those under 28 years old it is only $40 and I actually get to support something I believe in. After spending a long day in a muted gray cubical, it feels nice to contribute to something that makes the world a better place.
In short – join.
Benefits of joining (link)