The American Alpine Club's International Climbers Meet was my first ever climbing trip that involved air travel. The trip was supposed to be to Yosemite, but some adjustments had to me made thanks to the fact that the US government shut itself and all the National Parks down two days before flying out. Any normal group of people probably would have cancelled their plans, but not a crew of climbers! Carol, who led the trip, did an incredible job of setting up an entirely different vacation to a world class climbing spot for 50 people, all with just a few days notice. And when the AAC hosts trips, they do it in style: catered meals, beer on tap, transportation provided, professional photographers. Not something easy to reschedule, but somehow she made it work! The trip was incredible, I got on some really great climbs, and met tons of friends who I still climb with.