Suunto Rocks Red Rock!
Some seriously generous folks got together at Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area for the Red Rock Rendezvous, the country's largest outdoor climbing festival, to share their love of climbing and of Red Rock Canyon. After a full day of climbing for all skill levels, the crowd put their money down to show their support in a major auction fundraiser for the Access Fund, a national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.
Again this year, we were excited to participate, and yes, you heard it right, the Apa Sherpa Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest brought in $1800 to support the Fund! Check it out:
Apa Sherpa, the mountaineer who holds the record for most summits of Everest - 20th summit was May 2010! - was on hand at the Rendezvous, and his signature is on the back of this limited edition watch. It's fitting that this is the 20th year that the Access Fund has been working to preserve and protect climbing locales around the country. The high-bidder was a happy fellow, knowing he got a fabulous watch, signed by an incredible athelete, while helping make climbing possible for future generations!
Happy 20th to both of you!