Wednesday, April 25, 2012

American Alpine Club Seeks Climbers for the 2012 International Climbers’ Meet in Yosemite

The American Alpine Club is hosting the 5th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), We would like to extend an invitation to AAC members to attend this event to be held the week of October 8 - October 13, 2012 in Yosemite Valley. Experience with placement and removal of protection, multi-pitch rope management, at least two years of technical rock climbing, and the ability to follow sustained 5-8 granite is mandatory. Participating AAC members will have the opportunity to interact and climb with a diverse group of climbers from a multitude of countries.

The fee is $450 USD per person. Participants provide their own transportation to Fresno, California airport.
Your fee includes:
  • Pick up Fresno airport October 7 by 7:00 PM local time, drop off at Fresno airport October 14 by 11:00 AM local time.
  • Transportation in Yosemite Valley
  • Six nights and days camping at secluded Yellow Pines camp ground
  • Three catered meals per day
  • Five and one half days of climbing in spectacular Yosemite Valley
  • One half day of a stewardship project for Yosemite Valley National Park
  • Nightly campfire for storytelling, socializing, and general carousing
  • Partner with other participants or experienced host climbers
Last year’s meet was a rousing success. Participants enjoyed climbing everything from all day long routes to challenging short climbs. We hosted climbers of all levels from more than eight different countries . Accounts of the day’s adventures were shared every evening over dinner, beers, and the glowing campfire. Come join the fun in the premier American climbing area of Yosemite Valley.

Deadline for applications is July 1.

For more information and application go to:

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