American Alpine Club Announces International Appointment
New U.S. Representative Named to
UIAA Ski Mountaineering Council
– The American Alpine Club
recently announced the appointment of Andrew McLean of Salt Lake City, Utah as
the United States delegate to the International Ski Mountaineering Council,
the organization that oversees ski mountaineering competitions worldwide. The
ISMC operates under the authority of the Union Internationale des Associations
d' Alpinisme, known in English as the International Mountaineering and
Regarding his new position,
Andrew McLean says, “It's an exciting time to be involved with ski
mountaineering races in America. Although the sport is well established in
Europe, it is just getting going over here and growing rapidly. The races are
fun to compete in as well as watch, and help to improve your backcountry
skills. By increasing the number of races in the United States and raising
the standards, I hope that the US competitors will soon be a force in
international competitions and that people will discover this wonderful new
McLean is an experienced
backcountry mountaineer with 36 years of experience on snow and skis including
16 years racing with the United States Ski Association and the Fédération
Internationale de Ski.
McLean graduated from Rhode
Island School of Design with a degree in industrial design. When he is not in
the backcountry, McLean is a product designer for Black Diamond Equipment in
Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of his designs with Black Diamond include: Camalots,
Peckers, Bionic Crampons, Hotwire Carabiner, Tetons, the Rage ice Axe, Enduro
Carabiner, Whippets, and the Shrike Ice Axe.
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
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