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The American Alpine Club a 2011 IFSC World Cup Partner

10/5/2011:

The American Alpine Club is pleased to announce that it is an IFSC World Cup Partner for this weekend’s [October 8-9, 2011] World Cup climbing competition in Boulder, CO. This event is the first World Cup event held in the United States in 22 years and the Club is honored to be presenting the Opening Ceremonies on Friday Night. The Club’s Executive Director, Phil Powers, will be speaking at the ceremonies, which follow the Opening Ceremonies Parade down Boulder’s Pearl Street.

59 Athletes have registered, including 25 from the US. Check out the full athlete list from the IFSC website. Athletes will compete in Saturday’s Warm-Up and Qualifying rounds, and Sunday’s Semi-Finals and Finals. All competitions will be held at Boulder’s Movement Climbing Gym. The AAC will have a booth at both days’ events where staff and volunteers will educate and excite competition-goers about the Club’s programs.

Read more details about the event or find out where to buy tickets on the AAC Blog, Inclined.

The Club’s newest intern got a great interview with Jeff Lowe, the World Cup’s U.S. founder.

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About The American Alpine Club

The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, The American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org. Join the AAC’s online community at facebook.com/americanalpineclub.