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2011 International Climbers' Meet


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Were you at the 2011 ICM? Have a story to tell or pictures to share? Contact our Content & Marketing Manager, Luke Bauer by emailing lbauer@americanalpineclub.org.  


—Alpine Club of Canada Member Mike Grainger wrote us after his attendance of the 2011 ICM, saying, "If I have the opportunity to participate in another International Climber’s Meet, at Yosemite or elsewhere (Smith Rocks, Joshua Tree) I’ll be there in a heartbeat...Read his letter.—

Maijaliisa Burkert, the Marketing & Social Media Chick at Chicks Climbing wrote to us as well, saying: "I had a GREAT time for sure, perfect for a first trip to Yosemite! I'll be encouraging lots of others to apply next year." Read her extensive trip report on the Chicks Climbing Blog.—


The American Alpine Club hosted its fourth annual International Climbers’ Meet the week of September 26 - October 1, 2011 in Yosemite Valley. As per usual, it was a fantastic success, with climbers from Britain, France, Brazil, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, joining AAC Members from all over the USA. In the evening, over dinner, beers, and the glowing campfire, tales were told of the days adventures and new friendships cemented. 

This year, the American Mountain Guides Association partnered with the Club to provide clinic instruction for those who wished to improve their skills. Dave Bengston—Director of the Yosemite Mountain School—provided clinics on Wednesday, Sept 28th. The morning clinic was gear placement & anchor building and the afternoon was a self-rescue clinic. Yoga Clinics on September 27 and 29, provided by Jackie Helton, of Seattle's Fuerte Fitness and the Seattle Bouldering Project were really enjoyable for all.

Jay Anderson—total off-width master—gave an off-width clinic that was well received. Check out the photo below!

We're posting stories and pictures here and on our blog.


—The AAC recently sent two members to Wales for a British Mountaineering Council International Meet. Read the story on Inclined.—

—The British Mountaineering Council sent two of their own to the 2010 International Climbers' Meet. Read the story on Inclined.—