The 1st Annual Conservation Athlete Rendezvous, presented by Kahtoola, Inc., led by Wildlands Network and supported by Grand Canyon Wildlands Council, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, was held on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon—September 23-25, 2016. Brand ambassador athletes and their friends and family, were joined by event organizers, outdoor industry brand representatives, leading conservationists and other spirited supporters for a weekend of conservation advocacy training, fellowship, and outdoor exploration. We learned about the threats to the Grand Canyon’s watershed, its role as a critical wildlife corridor, and action steps we can take that will lead to permanent protection of the area through the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.
What to expect
The Rumble X is a camping event, please bring your own gear appropriate apparel for the two nights of camping.
Weather on the North Rim at this time of year can be variable. We are hoping for sunny skies, like in years past, but be prepared for cold, hot, and rain. The Southwest is a landscape of extremes.
Food will be provided for the event.
The RumbleX is made possible by our generous sponsors.
Kahtoola, Inc is the proud presenting sponsor of the RumbleX.
Kahtoola was founded by Danny Giovale in Flagstaff, AZ in 2001 with the debut of their legendary KTS aluminum crampons. He founded Kahtoola after surviving a life-changing experience in the Dolomites of Italy during the 1990s when he and his brother climbed Campanile Basso. They have shown a commitment to non-profit organizations through their Kahtoola for the people program that gives 1% from the sale of every product to projects that work to preserve indigenous mountain cultures worldwide.
Wildlands Network’s RumbleX
The leading edge of conservation science and partnerships are at the heart of what we do every day. We welcome you to engage in the adventure, share, take action, #RewildYourHeart and find #RoomtoRoam with us.
Grand Canyon Wildlands Council
The Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity has earned many awards from nonprofit reviewing entities; for example, they’re top rated by GreatNonprofits, CharityWatch and Philanthropedia; they’re a member of UideStar’s exchange program and we’ve earned a “Best in America” award from Independent Charities of America.