With nearly 20 expeditions to mountains in South Asia, Steve Swenson has been climbing for 46 years. He has made ascents of the North Ridge of K2 and the North Ridge of Everest solo - both without supplementary oxygen. In 2012 he and his partners made the first ascent of Sasser Kangri II (7518 meters) – the second highest unclimbed mountain in the world for which they were awarded the prestigious Piolet d' Or. He is a past president of the American Alpine Club and before recently retiring, he worked as a consultant for 35 years to municipalities and counties on engineering, design, project management, utility finance, and policy making projects related to water and sanitation. He has written articles for Climbing, Rock and Ice, and Alpinist magazines as well as the American Alpine Journal. He contributed to the recent publication Rock, Paper, Fire - The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing. Here, Steve discusses the change management process he used to modernize the American Alpine Club while he was Board Chair. He then presented the process, the challenges and successes, and facilitated a discussion about how change works, and doesn't work, in The Mountaineers.