San Diego Chapter


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Meet Your Chapter Leaders:


Chapter Co-Chair Nick Bourdon's obsession with climbing began after his first visit to a gym in Ottawa, Canada in 2005. Following his move to San Diego in 2009, he started looking to bigger and more adventurous walls and ridges. When not climbing, Nick can be found motorcycling toward a cliff, hiking to a cliff, camping near a cliff, or planning his next trip (usually involving a cliff). His adventures are funded by his work as a Software Engineer. Nick was introduced to the AAC in 2013 at the Tuolumne Stewardship and Bishop Craggin' Classic events. As a recipient of the Live Your Dream grant in 2016 he quickly became more involved with the San Diego Chapter, eager to give back to the community and introduce others to the organization.


Chapter Co-Chair Lindsay Bullis first dabbled in climbing years ago upon moving to California. After one year of living in Portland, Oregon in 2009, she truly fell in love with the sport. When it doesn't involve climbing, she may be found skiing, hiking with her dog, or traveling. An elementary school teacher during the week, she often references climbing with her students, highlighting the perseverance and grit needed to improve and succeed, and sharing stories of inspirational climbers. Lindsay is thrilled to contribute more to the local chapter going forward and bringing awareness of member benefits to others, planning rad events in San Diego, and building an even stronger climbing community among members.

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Media Director, Ash Gambhir got into climbing while on a trip to Joshua Tree National Park with friends in 2012. Since then he has climbed rock, ice, mountains glaciers and big walls all around the world from the Sierras to the Himalayas. Outside of climbing, he has a business degree, MBA and a passion for sustainability and entrepreneurship. He loves reading, running, biking, sailing, and paddle boarding. Ash has been involved with AAC San Diego Chapter since its founding in 2016 but over time got more involved to give back to the climbing community by encouraging, coaching, and climbing with people who are passionate and aspire to learn about various forms of climbing.


Scott Petrie - Volunteer Director
Jonathan Morell - Director of Education
Peter Minearo - LCO Director