- Ice Breaker
- Urban Base Camp
“The icefest has given me an opportunity to really push myself and I have grown in many ways because of it. The instructors and volunteers are amazing. BIF is an environment of ‘you can do it and we will help’ …see you next year.”
- Jacqui from Pennsylvania, 2011 and 2012 BIF Participant
The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival takes place the second weekend of December and was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to promoting and protecting the world-class ice climbing of Hyalite Canyon. Online sign up for our highly-regarded clinics begins here on our web site on October 1st each year. In 2012 they sold out in 8 days. The event draws the best athletes and participants from across the globe for a myriad of clinics, demos of the latest and greatest gear, inspiring slide shows and evening entertainment.
WELCOME TO THE FIRST EVER BIF LIVESTREAM BROADCAST
The BIF Livestream is essentially in beta mode the whole time. We will be broadcasting every evening from about 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and all day Saturday the 8th but we won’t be streaming 100% of the time (can’t afford that) and there are just other logistical issues.
In general, the camera will be something of a roving, reality show style broadcast with vignettes from the Fest. It archives these plus has DVR capacity. So anyone can go back and watch in case you miss any action. Sorry for the caveats but we just can’t be any more on it than this. Consider it akin to sitting in a tent on a glacier. Every so often our views will need to poke their head of the tent (ie. tune in) and see what’s going on. Might still be a whiteout but might be splitter! The uncertainty is part of the fun right?
(Includes climber submitted answers for “How far will YOU run to Bozeman” contest on Facebook.)
Friday, December 7: Hayden and his Dad. The Kennedys.
Infinite Spur, Wall of Shadows, Ama Dablam North Face, Latok 1 North Ridge, Ames Ice Hose: Few climbers can match the incredible resume of Michael Kennedy.
Cerro Torre by fair means, K7, The Ogre, 5.14 in Indian Creek: At age 21 Michael’s son Hayden is not merely following in his father’s footsteps, he’s changing perceptions of what is possible.
Join us at the beautiful Emerson Crawford Theater with Michael and Hayden Kennedy, on stage for this unique and special show. We will follow with questions and answers from the audience. Whether you dream of big climbs, are an armchair follower, a worried parent, young or old; you should not miss this presentation exclusively for the 2012 Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival.
Bringing the fun and skill of ice climbing together with the unique spirit of an all female event makes this the “Hottest Women’s Clinic on Ice!” This year, with generous support from Outdoor Research we have one of the strongest lineups ever! We are excited to bring back Jennie Wall, Margo Talbot, and Sarah Hueniken from Outdoor Research, Kitty Calhoun from Patagonia, Mattie Sheafor of Marmot, World Cup competitor Kendra Stritch and more to be announced. These amazing women will teach skills ranging from very basic beginner to multi-pitch efficiency and mixed climbing. Come find your inner goddess with these clinics created by women for women.