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Mountain Medallions: American Alpine Club Presents Mountaineering Excellence Awards

Danika Gilbert with dear friend Indigo

At the American Alpine Club 2018 Excellence in Climbing Celebration, Hall of Mountaineering Excellence inductees were celebrated & presented with Kiitella-made custom steel mountain medallions. Congratulations to: Danika Gilbert (always exciting to see a friend receive an award!), David Roberts and Doug Chabot. See the medal

This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Latest Projects

UCLA Swim & Dive Trophies

Kiitella’s custom steel trophies were this year’s take home for the top student-athletes on the Women’s UCLA Swim and Dive Team. John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, UCLA Bruins’ guiding philosophy, rivets sweetly in the center, with the winner and award names boldly hand-stamped on a pewter plate below…

See the trophies

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Latest Projects

Aspen Snowmass Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering

24 Miles. 10K Vertical Rise. Pure FUN for the hard-core. The annual Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering race, at Aspen Snowmass, is this Saturday… and shiny Kiitella medals await the podium finishers. Note 1st place medals pay tribute to vintage ski pole baskets.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Events, Latest Projects

2018 AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB CLIMBING AWARDS

On February 23-24 Boston will host the 2018 Annual Benefit Dinner for the American Alpine Club (AAC). The AAC’s most prestigious yearly event honors those making outstanding achievements in conservation, climbing and mountaineering. This year’s honorees: John Roskelley, Alex Honnold, Ellen Lapham and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior and accomplished climber Sally Jewell. (Can we have her back please?)

More info

This entry was posted on Monday, February 19th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Events, Latest Projects

American Alpine Club – Robert Hicks Bates Award

Congratulations to Margo Hayes—the 2018 Bates award recipient. For the award, Kiitella created a hefty and bold 5″ diameter jet-cut steel medallion, hand-polished with high-shined highlights, a riveted AAC logo, and finished with bright accessory cord. “The Robert Hicks Bates Award’s purpose is to recognize a young climber who—in the judgment of the selection committee—has demonstrated exceptional skill and character in the climbing or mountaineering arts and has outstanding promise for future accomplishment.” – AAC

This entry was posted on Monday, February 19th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Events, Latest Projects

Telluride Inside… and Out 2.18.18

Telluride AIDS Benefit: Metal Artist Issenberg Honors #25
by Susan Viebrock

The Telluride AIDS Benefit continues to wave its “Fight.Fund.Educate” banner on high – and with good reason…

To honor TAB’s silver anniversary, artist Lisa Issenberg’s uber cool cuff is now on sale for $75 at the Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. The Gallery has represented Lisa’s work, primarily her jewelry, since 1992.

~ See full article in TIO with Telluride AIDS Benefit ticket information ~

This entry was posted on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 and is filed under Blog, Events, Latest Projects, Press