Instagram Takeover for AAC

I’m Feeling super stoked to be featured by one of the predominant climbing/outdoor organizations I follow (and proud member of). This week I got invited to takeover the American Alpine Club’s Instagram account.

Today is day 4 of the Instagram takeover, and I’m searching for something fresh to post… I went cross country skiing last night out to Coopers Rock, and I think one of those photos might be today’s bid for attention…we’ll see. I haven’t decided yet.

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A few days before I started the takeover, I ran some data query’s via the Instagram API on AAC’s account. Without digging too hard, I found a few nuggets of data that have really helped me maximize my outreach this week on the AACgram. I plan to write a how-to post on conducting your own Instagram Analytics using Excel and the Instagram API…so stay tuned for that in the next week or so.

Below are my photos thus far, Featured by American Alpine Club on their Instagram.

(update)- I did use the night skiing picture yesterday.

 

2015 American Alpine Club Guidebook to Membership

I just had a photo published by the AAC, check out page 33 (slide 34)!

The American Alpine Club’s 2015 Guidebook to Membership

My photo

AAC, American Alpine Club, 2015 Guidebook to Membership.

A big thank Whitney Bradberry, Lisa Hummel and the American Alpine Club Southeast Region for helping make this all happen!

All the photos and stories are amazing…and West Virginia was well represented.

Here’s Dan Brayack’s photo of David Statler at the New River Gorge, with articles by Paul Nelson & Jeffrey Hearn.

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… also, check out page 15 for an epic photo of my friend Benjamin Eaton chilling out on a portaledge in Zion. (photo by Ken Klingler).

my friend

Here’s a link to the visual story of their climb up Moonlit Buttress..

It’s climbing season! No, It’s Boating Season!!

The plan was to go to the Rec Center and climb after work yesterday. A week ago, Morgantown was shut down from an overnight snow storm, and the days were an hour shorter. This week we gained an hour of daylight! Yesterday, it was pleasantly warm by contrast to days of late, but most importantly the rocks were dry.

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With the road into Coopers Rock closed until April 1st, Tara, Brian and I went to a more local spot with a few nice sandstone boulders.

 …it’s climbing season!

 

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