International Climbers' Meet

Come join us for an unforgettable experience at The American Alpine Club International Climbers Meet

The American Alpine Club is Now taking Applications

for the
2016 International Climbers’ Meet
to be held in
Yosemite Valley

The American Alpine Club is hosting its 9th annual International Climbers’ Meet(ICM), to be held the week of Sept 25 - October 2, 2016 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 event 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 gourmet meals per day from Sierra Gourmet catering

• Six days of climbing in spectacular Yosemite Valley

• Nightly campfire for storytelling, socializing, and general carousing

• Partner with other participants or experienced local host climbers

Participants provide their own transportation to Yosemite Valley, California.

Early Bird fee until July 20th is $465 USD per person.

Beginning July 21 the fee will be $515 USD per person.

 

NEW THIS YEAR:

•The ICM has the honor of being part of the Yosemite International Symposium, a gathering of park managers from around the globe. On Sept 26th, International participants will be giving a series of slide shows about their home climbing areas to the Symposium.

•Park ranger Brandon Latham will assist in gathering local host climbers.We are anticipating that participants will have the opportunity to climb with park rangers, search and rescue personal, climbing stewards, and other Yosemite locals.


All early AAC member applications will be reviewed by June 20th and notice will be given of your acceptance on that date.

All early International applications will be reviewed by May 30th and notice will be given of your acceptance on that date.

WE WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATION UP UNTIL ONE WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT STARTS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS UNTIL THE EVENT IS FULL.


Testimonials from former ICM participants:
 

This was the best trip of my life. What stood out was the sense of community, the chance to climb with participants from all over the world, and the spirit of the ICM.
— Alper Akay, Great Britain
A very nice benefit of the ICM is all the new partner connections I have made. This season I’m climbing with the Mexican contingent in May, a Californian in June, and a Brit in the fall. All folks I met through the ICM.
— Keith Hadley, Bend Oregon

Banner photo: AAC member Andrew Burr