Every year, National Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated on August 1st in the United States to honor and commemorate the first successful ascent of the Grand Teton in Wyoming, which took place on August 1, 1898. The day also honors mountaineers Bobby Matthews and his friend Josh Madigan who successfully scaled all 46 of the Adirondack Mountains in New York.
- On this day, Climbers and outdoor enthusiasts often explore mountains, participate in climbing events or promote conservation efforts for mountainous regions.
National Mountain Climbing Day 2023 Date:
National Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated each year in the US on August 1st.
National Mountain Climbing Day 2023 History:
- In the United States, National Mountain Climbing Day marks the first successful ascent of the Grand Teton, which took place on August 1, 1898.
- The Grand Teton is the highest peak in the Teton Range of Wyoming and this successful climb was conducted by a team of seven climbers, led by Nathaniel “Nat” Langford and including TM Bannon, JP Cramer, John Shive, Frank Spalding, William Owen and Franklin Spalding.
- Bobby Matthews and Josh Madigan climbed over the Adirondack Mountains, the White Face Mountain on August 1, 2015.