Thanks and Announcements

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To our very dear supporters and friends:

I want to thank you for your continued support through the past four years. We have managed to make an impact in the Mid-Atlantic Region and will continue to do so for some time only through supporters and friends like you.

Over the past couple of months, there have been some changes that I’d like to address. In April, Ocean Eiler, MAC President, decided to step down as president. I will respect his privacy and just let you know it was a hard decision for him to step down as president. While he has stepped down, he will continue to volunteer and support MAC in our future endeavors. I have no doubt that we will be seeing him at many events moving forward with his signature smile. We will miss him in the core leadership group, as he has been the face of MAC for the past two years and one of the faces of DC Metro Climbing for some time before. Best wishes to you, O.

With the departure of Ocean, we started searching for folks to take on new roles to keep MAC going. Starting with the search for a new leader, MAC has selected Chris Irwin, as the new president. Chris has accepted and has started in his role as president, effective immediately. For those that don’t know Chris. He was one of the founding members of Mid-Atlantic Climbers and has been guiding and climbing in the area for quite a long time. He knows the area and knows many of the people in the area and has a general excitement to get people motivated to help the local areas. He’s a skilled educator and a great public speaker. He’s also one of the most approachable people I’ve ever met, which makes me very happy that he’s taking the role.

Now that we have Chris in place, we are also seeking folks to fill other roles with MAC. There are core team roles and roles for folks that just want to help every once in a while. There’s plenty to do in the Mid-Atlantic Region and we would like to engage you in accomplishing the goals of ensuring climbing and access to some of the precious places in the mid-Atlantic Region. For more information, please contact us at

Thanks again for your support and I hope to see you in and around a local crag.
Fred B. Wilson
Board Member-At-Large