We are sending you this email to inform you that due to an unfortunate turn of events we will be forced to cancel the 2018 Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival on 19-21 Jan 2018 (indefinitely).
The decision to cancel was made after we received negative feedback from National Park officials in Bangkok. As in other places in Thailand, the issue of access has always been a thorny issue. In Hin Chang Si, this issue is made worse by the fact that it is located in an area designated as a National Park. We have had and continue to have positive relations with local officials at the park, but unfortunately this positive relationship does not extend to the higher levels of management in Bangkok. Our decision to cancel the festival was made so as to not endanger overall access to the area. We are working to secure recognition from the Park Service in Bangkok. As of now, we are still able to climb in the area, but need to be cautious of large groups.
For those who have already transferred your registration fee, we ask that you please contact us directly to receive refunds for your festival registration. We can transfer the fee back to your PayPal of Thai bank accounts. For those who have already made travel arrangements to Khon Kaen, please contact us directly. You can come visit us to get the registration refund in cash. We would be happy to take you out to the bouldering area, just no competition. You will have to be responsible for your own transportation and meals as we no longer collect any fee.
You can contact us chat with us at https://www.facebook.com/khonkaenclimbingclub/, or call Wan at (66) 62-167-8688 or Gavriel at (66) 91-056-4201 if you require more information..
Once again we sincerely apologize and thank you for your understanding.
Khon Kaen Climbing Club