Tuesday, May 26, 2009

May and June Climbing Events

--May 22-26 -- Kalymnos, Greece -- International Kalymnos Climbing Festival

--May 30 -- Camp Hale, CO -- VAC Teamworks Project

--May 30 -- Fairfled, NJ -- Gravity Bowl

--May 30-31 -- Fayetteville, WV -- Mountain Gear's UClimb

--June 4-7 -- Vail, CO -- Teva Mountain Games

--June 6 -- Nationwide -- American Hiking Society's National Trails Day

--June 6 -- Atlanta, GA -- Boat Rock National Trails Day

--June 11 -- Seattle, WA -- Adventure Film Festival

Climb. Ride. Slide. Fly. Fight for the environment. Inspire. Go higher than you've ever dared to go...

Adventure Film is a film festival based in Boulder, Colorado. Now in its fifth year, Adventure Film was created by a coalition of adventurers, artists, filmmakers and activists to explore the power of storytelling, especially through the narrative of adventure. The organization aims to mobilize people through an awareness of the world. Hence the tagline, "Make Your Own Legends."

Every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses over thirty new films from approximately two hundred entries from around the world. Awards Winners in nearly a dozen categories are selected, ranging from "Extreme Sport" to "Activism through Adventure." Adventure Film covers risks, mighty and absurd, the unknown and those experiences that bring viewers to the edge of their seats.

The Mountaineers is pleased to host the first Seattle appearance of Adventure Film on Thursday, June 11, 2009. The doors open at 6:30 pm, the show starts at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased through the Mountaineers Bookstore, or by calling 206-521-6001.

--June 13 -- New York, NY -- Peak Experience IV

--June 15-21 -- Jackson, WY -- Grand Tetons Climbers Week

--June 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Mammut Bouldering Comp Utah

--June 21 -- Golden, CO -- Mountain Fest 2009

--June 24 --Seattle, WA -- Steve Swenson, President of American Alpine Club

Steve Swenson is the current president of the American Alpine Club and a member of the Seattle Vertical World. He will discuss his forthcoming trip to an unclimbed 7,500 meter peak in the eastern Karakoram in India as well as climbing in Pakistan, China, and Patagonia.

Seattle REI, June 24th 2009, 7:00pm

--June 26-27 -- Boulder, CO -- 3rd Annual HERA Climb For Life Celebration

--June 26-28 -- Gunnison, CO --Gunnison Rock & Race Festival

We're always on the lookout for events that bring the climbing community together. If you're aware of an event we don't have posted above, please feel free to email us with all the details. Event posts will be made at AAI's discretion.

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