Application now open for 2018 International Climbers’ Meet

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The American Alpine Club (AAC) is hosting its 10th annual International Climbers’ Meet (ICM), to be held the week of 7-14 October in Yosemite Valley.  The ICM offers three days of education programming, host climbers available for guidance, and, as per usual, an international cast of characters that will be crushing Yosemite.

Applicants should have intermediate or advanced level experience with:

  • Placement and removal of protection
  • Multi-pitch rope management
  • At least two years of technical rock climbing
  • The ability to follow sustained 5.8 granite

Early Bird fee until 31 July is $495 USD per person.**
Beginning 1 August, the fee will be $545 **

Your fee includes:

  • Seven nights and six days of camping at secluded Yellow Pines camp ground
  • Three gourmet catered meals per day from Sierra Gourmet catering
  • Six days of climbing in spectacular Yosemite Valley
  • Three optional instructional days hosted by AMGA certified guides and instructors
  • Pre-dinner mini-clinics on a range of technical topics
  • Nightly campfire for storytelling, socializing, and general carousing
  • Partner with other participants or experienced host climbers

Participants provide their own transportation to Yosemite Valley, California.  A full roster will be sent to all participants for coordinating ride sharing.

International applicants: You will receive notification of the status of your acceptance by 21 May

USA applicants:  You must be an AAC member to participate. You will receive notification of the status of your acceptance by 18 June

**Application Acceptance Policy: Once your application is accepted you will be charged a $50 non refundable fee to hold your place in the event. This $50 will go towards your total fee.

**Cancellation Policy: One half of fee will be returned until 4 September.  No fee refund is possible after 4 September.

Note: If the event is not full after the above dates:
The ICM will accept applications up to one week before the event on a first come first serve basis,  but SPACE is LIMITED. 

How to Apply:

To obtain an application please visit

Submit attached application electronically via e-mail to

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