Management and staff at Arc'teryx are deeply saddened by the news of Guy Lacelle's death at the Bozeman Ice Festival December 10, 2009. We send our sincere condolences to Guy's family and friends. A pillar in the climbing community, he will be missed by many. Read more...
Guy Lacelle's dedication to climbing really focused on pure first ascents and solos on Ice. He worked in the spring/summer in B.C’s forestry sector and spent his 5 months off during the winter to climb ice.
Guy had many historical ascents such as; the first solo link of the Terminator/Sea of Vapors and the Replicant in 5 hours, Weeping Pillar and Polar Circus in a day, French Maid, Curtain Call, La Pomme D’or in Quebec, and Hydnefossen in Norway.
Guy received the prestigious Summit of Excellence Award, and was a regular on the Ice Festival circuit who always lent a hand teaching clinics and competing in the comps. He won the Festiglace Competition in Quebec in 2004, as well as the pure Ice Competition in Ouray in 2000 and 2001.