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Jim Kunz -

Chapter Chair

Jim is a Pittsburgh native and got involved with climbing as a Boy Scout. He’s returned to climbing as an adult and says he has been amazed by the support and encouragement of the Pennsylvania climbing community, who welcomed a relative newcomer into the climbing way of life with open arms. Now, with the American Alpine Club, Jim is dedicated to extending that same support and openness to more climbers, especially in western Pennsylvania. When he’s not climbing, Jim is an Operating Engineer in a local union, of which his father and grandfather were both members. He also is involved in composing and playing experimental music.