Chiang Mai Rock Fest 2018
On 6 January 2018, we hosted the first ever Chiang Mai Rock Fest. The rock fest brought together three regular annual events into a single day to celebrate adventure and community. This year, rather than host each of those events separately, we decided to bring them together to connect our communities in continued effort to celebrate an outdoor, active and healthy lifestyle and a commitment to sustainability.
The day began with our 14th annual Crag Clean Up Day where climbers and locals came together to help clean trails, fix belay platforms, pick up trash and give some tender loving care to Crazy Horse Buttress. It was a huge success with our biggest turnout ever with more than 100 people.
After a lunch provided by one of our favorite local providers, Mae On Pochana, and our special Som Tum team of Pi Gong, Pi Tuk and Pi Tune, we invited the community to participate in an afternoon of Living Adventure. We set up three of our regular adventure programs for the community. They included a caving and geology tour of the stunning karst of Crazy Horse, an afternoon of rock climbing with our incredible guiding team, and a chance to try out our tyrolean traverse which required participants to pull themselves across the anxiety state crisis cave before rappelling to the floor of the cave. It was awesome to see the smiling faces of so many people and to get to share some of what we do every day with our committed community.
The evening finished with a celebration of 15 years at CMRCA. We could not be more humbled by the outpouring of support that was shown. The evening included a video presentation of the past 15 years that included interviews with climbers, staff and members of the Mae On community. We shared an amazing meal provided by another local provider Krua Mae Luang. And celebrated the location of our host, Mon Khao Kwang.
This years event was a huge success. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
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