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Evening talk with Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter

[SOLD OUT] Follow along on @mec for sneak peeks from the event

The legend is back. Join MEC and Edelrid as we chat about climbing access, climate advocacy, and adventures with Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter.

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Expect another sold-out show with stories, drinks from local sponsors, community groups and epic prizes – all hosted by MEC Ambassadors Sean McColl and Emma Contaoe.

You'll hear stories of Tommy and Sonnie's time climbing together as youngsters, establishing routes together on Mount Louis in Canada, and Sonnie's biggest project to date: a first ascent in Yosemite he's calling Pineapple Express, with support from Tommy. They'll chat about everything from life as dirtbag climbers to husbands and dads to activists and environmentalists – and all the stuff in between.

This event is now sold out. Follow along for sneak peeks, event highlights and a chance to win your way in on @mec.

Event Details

MEC Vancouver (111 E 2nd Ave)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Doors at 7:30pm

Join us! Tickets are just $15 (+ fees). Proceeds support the Climbers' Access Society of BC to protect access and conservation of climbing areas.

  • Hear stories from Tommy Caldwell and Sonnie Trotter

  • Connect with local climbing and advocacy groups

  • Silent auction with epic gear from Edelrid and MEC

  • Giveaways and raffle prizes


When you buy your ticket, you'll automatically be entered to win some epic prizes. Here are some highlights, and there'll be lots more at the event:

Want more chances to win? Additional raffle tickets are available when you buy your tickets and at the event.

Silent Auction

Our friends at Edelrid have provided an incredible #ClimbGreen Package, which will be up for silent auction at the event. This package is valued at $1,609.55, and includes:

Neo 3R 9.8mm 70m rope, Bluesign Harness, Zodiac 3R Helmet, Bulletproof Quickdraw Set (12cm), Bulletproof Quickdraw Set (18cm), Mission II Set Quickdraws, Mission II Extendable Set, GigaJul belay device, HMS Bulletproof Belay FG Eco, Tech Web 12mm (60cm), Tech Web 12mm (120cm), Rodeo TC Signature Chalk Bag, Dirt Bag hippack, Drone II, Rope Bowl.

All proceeds from this silent auction will be donated to the Climbers' Access Society of BC.

More About Edelrid

MEC and Edelrid’s partnership is one of shared values for sustainability and quality product. For over 150 years, Edelrid has continued to push boundaries, remain inquisitive and share the joy of our vertical world. As an ecologically oriented company, they aim to reduce resource consumption and emissions to ensure sustainable corporate development.

Over the years, they’ve had many firsts:

2016: First rope made of leftover yarns from production (Parrot)

2018: First manufacturer to offer PFC-free ropes that pass the UIAAwater repellent standard

2019: First bluesign product climbing harness worldwide (Jay & Jane)

2020: Start of #ClimbGreen communication concept

2021: First dynamic rope made from recycled ropes (NEO 3R)

2023: The #ClimbGreen collection grows with the addition of the ZODIAC 3R, the first fully recycled climbing helmet