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Celebrate International Mountain Day with AAI
Dec 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 9:00 pmDonations appreciated
Rock rescue clinics by donation, an avalanche awareness seminar and happy hour, tons of gear raffles and auctions with proceeds benefittign the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC). Rock rescue clinics begin at 12:30 p.m., happy hour starts at 6 p.m. and the avalanche seminar begins at 7.
At Vital Climbing Gym in Bellingham. More info: alpineinstitute.com
From the AAI website:
“At the American Alpine Institute, we love mountains for their beauty and challenge, and for the livelihood they provide us as guides and teachers. But there are ample reasons for flatlanders to love mountains as well. Mountain ranges function as engines of water production, provide pastureland and habitat for game, and supply resources for industry. In view of the universal value of mountains, the United Nations General Assembly established International Mountain Day (IMD) on December 11th of each year to celebrate this shared natural heritage. As we have the past four years, AAI is throwing a variety of benefit events to help celebrate. Proceeds will go to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC), whose outstanding work keeps us all a lot safer and happier in our winter mountain travels.”