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CLIMB A PITCH FOR VENEZUELA

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1235 South Clark Street

Arlington, VA 22202

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Join Tepui Project and Earth Treks Crystal City to support climbing in Venezuela!

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How? By collectively climbing with us a height equivalent to the highest waterfall in planet Earth, the Venezuelan Angel Falls! (check out the challenge below)

Tepui Project is a nonprofit initiative that seeks to promote rock climbing in Venezuela by supporting activities such as trainings, expeditions, and climbing competitions, working in close collaboration with the country’s official climbing team.

THE CHALLENGE

Did you know that the highest waterfall on Earth is located in Venezuela? With an astonishing 3,000 feet drop, Angel Falls is a breathtaking sight, surrounded by majestic tepuis and guarded by the Pemon indigenous people. In this event, we plan to climb the height of Angels Falls one pitch a time, on a route especially set for us by our friends at Earth Treks Crystal City.

WHY?

First and foremost: Because it’s vertical fun! Secondly, we want you to know more about Angel Falls and its surroundings. We are raising awareness around one of the natural wonders of the world and the many threats it is facing today. Finally, by supporting the cause, you will helping us send our amazing Venezuelan athletes to the 2020 Olympics.

DO I NEED TO HAVE PREVIOUS CLIMBING EXPERIENCE?

No! Climbing in Earth Treks Crystal City for the first time is the perfect introduction to the sport. There, you will find all the advice you need to have an amazing experience. In this one of a kind event, the climbing wall will be set up in a way that all levels and ages can enjoy, no experience needed.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Your stoke and enthusiasm and comfortable clothes (think: yoga, hike, run, etc).

DO I NEED TO PAY TO PARTICIPATE?

If you are not an Earth Treks member, you would need to get a climbing day pass. You can do it on site for USD 20.

The suggested donation to support Venezuelan climbers through Tepui Project is USD 10. Also, we have some cool gifts if you donate a little bit more! Here are the following donation packages:

  • USD 10 - 2 BELATIONSHIP BRACELETS - These bracelets are made of recycled ropes that came to the end of their lifetime. By donating USD 10, you will get 2 bracelets (one for yourself and a second one for your belay partner!).
  • USD 30 - ADNX / TEPUI PROJECT T-SHIRT + 2 BRACELETS - ADNX is a Venezuelan company that makes incredible gear for the outdoors. All our Tepui Project t-shirts are made in Venezuela.
  • USD 50 - Avida / TEPUI PROJECT CHALK BAGS + 2 BRACELETS - These awesome chalkbags are handmade in Venezuela by our amazing partners at Avida (@avida.ve). PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE at the event.

This activity will be part of Earth Trek's Rendezvous, a monthly event with music, vendors and beer where members and friends get together to have fun and enjoy climbing!

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