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10th Annual All Access Outdoor Festival
10th Annual All Access Outdoor Festival

 

Join the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program Friday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 24th for the 10th annual All Access Outdoor Festival held on and around the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  In its tenth year, this festival emphasizes preserving and engaging in the outdoors. 

Join us on Friday, February 22nd from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the University Center Auditorium on the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s campus for the Telluride Mountainfilm.  Hailed as one of the most entertaining and engaging film festivals, “Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining."  Tickets are $5 dollars at the door and can be purchased the night of the event.  All proceeds go to the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition as well as the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club.  The UC Auditorium is located in the University Center at 1502 West Cumberland Ave.

On Saturday, February 23rd from 10:30am – 6:00pm, the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program hosts its 10th annual Crankin’ For Access Bouldering Competition.  This Collegiate Climbing Series event that is open to everyone and anyone will be raising funds for the East Tennessee Climbers Coalition.  Registration lasts from 10:30am-11:30am.  A $15 dollar entry fee will get you a ride on 80 new bouldering problems and many prizes from all our sponsors.  Competitors pay at the door and the event is located in the Health and Physical Education Building (HPER) located on Andy Holt Avenue in Knoxville, TN 37916.   Proceeds go to the ETCC and AMBC. 

Also on Saturday, February 23rd from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program hosts local paddler and UT alumnus John Trembley to discuss squirt boating’s place within the whitewater community.  In addition, the film The Canoe Movie 2…Unchartered Waters will be shown.  This event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Health and Physical Education Building (HPER) located on Andy Holt Avenue in Knoxville, TN 37916.  

On Sunday, February 24th, join the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program as they split the day doing community service and adventure in the local community.  One group will perform service and climb at the Obed Wild and Scenic River area while the other group will build trail and mountain bike in South Knoxville.  Stop by the Outdoor Center located at 2111 Volunteer Boulevard to find out more information or call 865-974-9749.  

The Eastern Tennessee Climbers Coalition is a chapter of the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving climbing access in the Southeast. SCC members and volunteers are climbers from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Florida, Arkansas and elsewhere who have joined forces to preserve access to climbing areas in those regions. The ETCC formed to help address local access climbing issues in the Obed River area and other parts of Eastern Tennessee. For more information, go to www.seclimbers.org.

The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club is a chapter of the South East regional division of the International Mountain Bike Association dedicated to promoting sustainable trail access for off-road bicyclists and, to maintaining the trails on which mountain bikers ride and other user groups rely. The Appalachian Mountain Bike Club supports the conservation of open spaces and is committed to educating mountain bicyclists to ride sensitively and responsibly in order to protect the natural environment and the experience of other trail users.  For more information, go to http://www.ambc-sorba.org/

For more information concerning these events, contact the University of Tennessee Outdoor Program at 865-974-9749 or stop by the Outdoor Center located in the TRECs building at 2111 Volunteer Boulevard on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s campus.  Additional information can also be found at http://utoutdoor.wix.com/festival.  

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