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American Alpine Club Yosemite meet

American Alpine Club 2016 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 September 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.

For more information and to apply online, go to their website: https://americanalpineclub.org/international-climbers-meet/

Swiss Alpine Club Huts

There are 153 Swiss Alpine Club huts. As is usual with concessionary rates in alpine huts, the reduction applies to accommodation charges only (not to food and drinks).The guardian should automatically recognise the concession when Alpine Club members produce their membership card but, in case of difficultly, the SAC document authorising such concessions is available HERE  AC members may wish to print off a copy and carry it with them in case of need.”

Mountaineering Scotland: International Winter Meet 2020

Mountaineering Scotland have announced that they will be hosting the 2020 International Scottish Winter Meet.

The meet has been running since 1997 and was last held in 2016. The event has attracted climbers from all over the world eager to experience the unique Scottish winter experience. Overseas guests will paired up with experienced UK-based hosts – an excellent tried and tested formula that has proved to be very successful. In return for sharing their local knowledge and expertise, UK climbers gain a wider perspective by climbing with their (sometimes very accomplished) international visitors. In previous years several hosts and guests have formed strong partnerships that have gone on to make major ascents further afield and in the Greater Ranges. This is not an elitist event however, and will be open to a cross-section of climbers and abilities.