Black Diamond Announces Yangshuo Climbing Festival
10.01.2009 – (Salt lake City, Utah) - Following last year’s inaugural event, the
Second Annual Yangshuo Climbing Festival, hosted by The North Face® and Black
Diamond, will be held from November 13th through 15th, 2009. Once again, the
Festival will bring together local and international climbers in one of Asia’s top sport
climbing locations. The weekend will include clinics taught by some of the world's
best rock climbers (including young guns Alex Honnold, from the US, and Abond,
from China), informative slide shows, a climbing treasure hunt, climbing videos,
music, food, beer and socializing.
All registered participants will receive a free YSCF T-shirt, a Black Diamond Orbit
Lantern, a Sea To Summit Ultralight Stuff Sack, a discount coupon towards the
purchase of Vasque shoes, an Innate YSCF stainless steel water bottle, and a GSI
Ultralight eating utensil. Participants will also receive prize giveaways throughout the
weekend from the Festival sponsors, including The North Face® and Black
The Yangshuo Climbing Festival’s dual goals are to serve as an annual gathering
for the climbing community throughout Mainland China and Asia and to preserve
and promote rock climbing in Yangshuo. Consistent with last year, the YSCF
organizers will donate all money raised via Festival entry fees to crag preservation
and development, plus projects that encourage a long-term collaborative
partnership between climbers and the local community.
Tickets for the Yangshuo Climbing Festival can be purchased online at
www.ysclimbfest.com.cn or at Hong Kong Mountaineering Training Centre in Mong
Kok, Hong Kong.
About Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
Winner of the Outside magazine 2008 Gear of the Year for the Bandit AvaLung pack,
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