Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival 2013
The 17th annual Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival gets set to welcome international climbers to the first festival of the season. Running December 11-15, it’s a world class event in an arena where new techniques, ground-breaking ascents, and the hardest mixed routes of the twenty-first century have become legendary.
Committed to presenting first-rate clinics, unique speakers, and films, the festival builds upon the traditional history of ice climbing while embracing modern trends in mixed climbing. Considered to be one of the richest and most important climbing heritages in the world, Hyalite Canyon is home to the longest season of accessible ice in America (December to April). Located just thirty minutes from Bozeman, Montana, these formations are the stage for full-day clinics, workshops, and the “Urban Base Camp” festival featuring climbing gear demos.
Special presentations scheduled this year include Arc’teryx athlete Ines Papert from Germany and Dave McLeod from Scotland. Papert is a three-time World Champion and the first female to climb M11. McLeod has authored the world’s hardest traditional rock and mixed climbs including the unrepeated Echo Wall on the legendary Ben Nevis. Also on hand at various clinics will be Arc’teryx athlete Will Gadd.