Guy Lacelle Killed in Avalanche
Management and staff at Arc'teryx Equipment Inc. are deeply saddened by the death of Guy Lacelle at the Bozeman Ice Festival yesterday. Sources say Lacelle was swept off a climb by an avalanche that occurred around 9:30 a.m. He leaves behind his beloved wife Marge and his constant companion, his dog Jade.
A two-time winner of the Ouray Ice Festival climbing competition, Lacelle's accomplishments earned him the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture's prestigious Summit of Excellence Award.
John Irvine, newly-named Director of International Sales, says, "Guy was a great, great person. He epitomized dignity and integrity. His Zen climbing style was peaceful, relaxed, and smooth; and he was always happy and positive. His passion for adventure and drive to see and explore new places and cultures made Guy a real pioneer, and his charming personality made him a pleasure to work with. Guy's real magic was his passion for sharing the sport. He was a regular at the festivals; teaching clinics and passing on his wisdom."
Irvine said, "I am deeply saddened by this loss, yet I will take comfort that I had his friendship, we at Arc'teryx had the opportunity to work with such a rare and wonderful person."