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Application is now open for the USA International Climber’s meet in Yosemite

American Alpine Club Seeks Climbers to join the 2014 International Climbers’ Meet

The American Alpine Club is hosting its 7th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM).  We would like to extend an invitation to all Climb ZA members to participate in this annual event to be held the week of Oct 6 – October 11, 2014 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.  The goal is to host a diverse group of climbing abilities from a multitude of countries.   American Alpine Club members from the USA will be participating again this year.

The fee is $415 USD per person. Participants provide their own transportation to Yosemite Valley, California.

Your fee includes:

  • Car pooling opportunities and transportation information for travel to Yosemite *
  • Seven nights and six days of camping at secluded Yellow Pines camp ground
  • Three catered meals per day
  • Five days of climbing in spectacular Yosemite Valley
  • One 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 an amazing adventure. Y osemite Park closed one week before the meet started.  Although there was some disappointment that we could not go to Yosemite, 50 participants traveled to the Eastern Sierras where we climbed, camped, watched movies on the side of a van, and bonded over the fact that no matter what happens, climbers will still climb.  Although we do not anticipate another closure of Yosemite Valley, the show will go on no matter the circumstances.  We hope your members will come join the fun in the premier American climbing area of Yosemite Valley.

*Due to the rising costs of liabilities associated with providing transportation to and from Yosemite we regret that we can no longer provide this service. We will have a central communication site where participants can plan carpooling, bus rides, and other forms of shared transport. Once in Yosemite, there is a bus system that services the Valley. There will also be numerous participants with autos, so we don’t anticipate any issues with transport.

Deadline for applications is June 16.
Submit attached application electronically via e-mail to icm@americanalpineclub.org
Questions? Contact: icm@americanalpineclub.org
For more information go to: http://www.americanalpineclub.org/p/internationalclimbersmeet

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Yosemite – Photo Andrew Burr

 

International Climber’s meet

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