American Alpine Club and Global Rescue
Global Rescue and the American Alpine Club

- 5,000 worth of trailhead rescue services for emergency medical situations encountered in the backcountry

- No elevation or activity restrictions

- Services available anytime, anywhere

- Medical consultations in English by world-class physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine

- Deployable medical, security and search and rescue teams

- Transportation to Member's domestic hospital of choice

- Evacuation by helicopter, private medically equipped jet, turboprop, commercial aircraft and ground ambulance

- Access to real time city and country political, medical and natural disaster alerts

- Emergency message relay to family members

- Local physicians locator services

- Telephonic interpretation

- Visa and passport services

- Local legal referrals

- Transport of mortal remains

- Security evacuations (additional cost)

- Services are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day

The American Alpine Club has partnered with Global Rescue to provide emergency trailhead rescue services to all AAC members. Additonally, the AAC strongly recommends that every AAC members considers purchasing a Global Rescue membership before they travel. A Global Rescue membership provides critical emergency rescue and medical services so you can climb with peace of mind knowing that Global Rescue will be there to help if a medical emergency occurs. Mountainside Search and Rescue and aeromedical transports home can cost more than $200,000 and are rarely covered by insurance. If an injury or illness occurs more than 160 miles from home, Global Rescue will advise, treat and transport you to the hospital of your choice - free of charge. Our exclusive relationship with physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine, one of the finest medical institutions in the world, ensures the highest quality care for our Members. Global Rescue's military-trained special forces medics, physicians, and search and rescue operators perform rescue missions worldwide. Active American Alpine Club members receive a 5% discount on Global Rescue memberships and Global Rescue will make a donation to the AAC for every membership sold. The next time you go up a hill, protect your health and your safety by taking us with you.

Short-Term Memberships | Starting at $119/wk
Student Memberships | Starting at $259/yr
Individual Memberships | Starting at $329/yr
Family Memberships | Starting at $579/yr
Corporate Memberships | Prices Vary

To sign up, visit or call 800.381.9754 or 617.459.4200.
American Alpine Club Members: Input or mention CDC Code aac33210 at signup.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Global Rescue and the AAC, please click here

Protect yourself with a Global Rescue Membership today.


"Climbing, and traveling to remote corners of the earth has become even riskier in recent years. Whether it is a coup in Nepal, extremists in Pakistan, sub-standard medical care in Africa, or an avalanche in South America, there is only one rescue provider in the world that has the resources to get you home. Global Rescue is the service that my family, fellow guides and I use."

- Chris Warner, Founder and CEO, Earth Treks Climbing Centers




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