More International Athletes Join in the 2010 Yangshuo Climbing Festival
More international renowned athletes will join in the 2010 third annual Yangshuo Cimbing Festival held on October 29 to 31. In addition to The North Face®/Black Diamond athletes Yuji Hirayama, Sam Elias and Liu Yongbang (Abond), The North Face® athletes Lisa Rands and Emily Harrington will also join in this year’s athlete pool. Athletes will conduct inter-active clinics bond to their strong points with participants. Further more, Chinese American Wang Lei, the first 7+2 female conqueror will work with Dan Zeng, a Tibet guy who made to the top of Everest 8 times, to deliver a mountaineering presentation. Last but not least, staff from Wilderness Medical Associate, Canada will fly to the Festival to share with their professional knowledge and run a demonstration of first aid.
Yuji Hirayama is one of the best all-around climbers in the world. In 1998 and 2000 Yuji was crowned World Cup Series Champion. Among his other notable accomplishments are 2004’s on-site of White Zombie (8c) in Spain and 2008’s speed climbing record on the Nose in Yosemite. He and partner Hans Florine still hold the record for fastest ascent of the Nose at a blistering 2:37:05.
Although newer on the international climbing scene, Sam Elias has made his mark in nearly all climbing disciplines. Sam has flashed hard sport routes, put up bold trad lines and finished second in this year’s prestigious Ouray Ice Festival.
Liu Yongbang (Abond) is a fixture on the Yangshuo climbing scene and is one of the few Chinese climbers to red point 5.14. In addition to climbing some of China’s hardest sport routes, Abond has traveled to the US to climb cracks in Indian Creek and attend last year’s American Alpine Club's Annual International Climbers Meet and to Singapore to climb up the outside of the Marina Bay Sands Casino during their grand opening.
Lisa Rands beat the best gym-trained climbers in the world in two major events and ended her first year of international competition ranked number one in the world in 2002. She’s dominated the Phoenix Bouldering Contest for the past three years, finishing in 2003 with a score almost three times that of her nearest rival. With her ascent of the spectacular arête, “The End of the Affair,” at Curbar Edge, she became the first woman ever to climb E8.
Emily Harrington started as a member of the USA Junior Climbing Team in 1998 and has been a member of the USA Climbing Adult Team (difficulty) since 2004. In 2007, Emily became the 2nd female American to climb 5.14b and she finished 2nd in the Sport Climbing World Championships in 2005. In 2006, she was named Female Climber of the Year at the Teva Mountain Games as well as the Outdoor Idol Winner.
由全球知名专业户外品牌The North Face®和专业装备品牌Black Diamond举办的第三届阳朔攀岩节于2010年10月29日至31日在阳朔圆满落幕，来自17个国家以及中国的550多名攀岩爱好者在轻松愉快的气氛下一起度过了一个难忘的攀岩盛会。
本届攀岩节邀请了众多国际知名运动员：分别是被称为世界攀岩全才之一，在1998年和2000年两度获得世界杯系列赛冠军的The North Face®/Black Diamond 运动员Yuji Hirayama；在国际攀岩界初出矛头，但已经在各类攀登运动中突显光芒，并在今年著名的Ouray攀冰节（Ouray Ice Festival）上获得第二名佳绩的The North Face®/Black Diamond运动员Sam Elias；阳朔攀岩节的常客，首位完成5.14c线路的中国第一人The North Face®/Black Diamond 运动员刘永邦；以及唯一一位在世界杯巡回赛中始终排名前五位的美国选手The North Face®运动员Emily Harrington。Black Diamond的CEO Peter Metcalf更是亲临现场，与岩友们度过一个不一样的周末。
The North Face®/Black Diamond运动员Yuji Hirayama在白山攀岩（摄影：王振）
活动之余，少不了的当然是大抽奖等活动，最后抽出的三件神秘大奖──采用Polartec面料的The North Face®外套无疑是岩友们运气的终极测试。另外，The North Face®，Black Diamond，Enter Prises，Vibram以及Karrimor的展位更是被围得水泄不通，深圳喜马拉雅公司还在现场启动了BD激情分享计划以及公益促销Black Diamond产品，并筹得3180元的攀岩节基金，作为本届活动为农民修路的支出。
感谢The North Face®，Black Diamond，Entre Prises，Sea To Summit，Vasque，Outdoor Research，Mountainsmith, GSI，Teko，Jetboil，Innate，Vibram，Karrimor，Bolle，Blue Water，YSCA, Sanfo，Pass By Bar, Outdoor Exploration，Outside，Ispo China，Ole，TerraTribe，WMA，X-climber以及各大媒体给予本次阳朔攀岩节的大力支持，还有你们为此活动无私奉献的攀岩节志愿者。
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