Backcountry.com Lends Support to Access Fund - Jeep Team

The Access Fund is excited to announce that Backcountry.com is supporting the Access Fund - Jeep Climbing Conservation Team in 2012.
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Leici Hendrix
Development Director
Access Fund
30-545-6772 x106
Leici@accessfund.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Backcountry.com lends support to the Access Fund - Jeep® Climbing
Conservation Team

June 13, 2012. Boulder, CO — The Access Fund, the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment, is excited to announce that Backcountry.com is supporting the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team in 2012.

The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team employs two, full-time conservation/trail building experts who travel the country in a new 2011 Jeep Patriot to help maintain climbing areas throughout the United States. The team works with local climbers to address conservation needs and provides training on planning and stewardship best practices. This year, the team will visit over 50 crags across the U.S.

“We're honored to support the important work of the Access Fund,” said Jill Layfield, CEO of Backcountry.com. “We understand our obligation as an outdoor retailer to protect the places where our customers and employees play. The Access Fund does an exceptional job of engaging the public and building community support through their work. We're proud to partner with them on this conservation initiative that will lead to healthier climbing areas for everyone.”
The majority of Backcountry's corporate charitable giving budget goes to organizations whose missions are to promote environmental stewardship and protect access and responsible recreation in North America's wild places.

The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team, launched in the fall of 2011, extends the success of the Access Fund's existing Adopt a Crag and TeamWorks stewardship programs that help local climbers around the country take care of the places they play. The program provides climbing communities and volunteers with the training and resources they need to address conservation issues before they become dire.

Look for the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team at a climbing area or event near you. You can follow the Conservation Team on www.facebook.com/conservationteam and find out their latest location by visiting www.accessfund.org/whereisct.

About the Access Fund
Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of
climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: climbing management policy, stewardship and conservation, local support and mobilization, land acquisition and protection, and education. For more information, visit www.accessfund.org.

About Backcountry.com
Backcountry.com is the largest online specialty retailer of premium outdoor gear. We create remarkable customer experiences on all fronts — through the quality and breadth of our product, the ease of use of our site, the knowledge and empowered service of our gearheads, the lightning speed of our fulfillment, and the shared gear knowledge of our Community. Backcountry.com, Inc. operates nine specialty stores: Backcountry.com, SteepandCheap.com,
Dogfunk.com, WhiskeyMilitia.com, CompetitiveCyclist.com, RealCyclist.com, HuckNroll.com, Chainlove.com, and DepartmentofGoods.com. Backcountry.com is a controlled subsidiary of
Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB).

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