Thursday, September 27, 2012
Snow is forecast for Montana so we are not far behind our friends in Utah and Colorado that got blasted recently. This is incredible news as we are putting the full-court press on organizing the 16th Annual Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival, Dec 5-9, 2012. This is leaving us jonesing for some thin ice and chossy rock! After our incredible historical retrospective at last year’s festival, we are planted in the now looking fully ahead toward the future. Building on the legends of the sport we were all introduced to last year, we are focusing in 2012 on the theme of mentorship. Who inspired you to climb ice? To help answer that question we are bringing some of the most influential climbers on the planet to Bozeman.
We are proud to announce our Friday night keynote presentation by Hayden Kennedy. Not only that, Hayden will be introduced by his father Michael. Few climbers can match the incredible resume of Michael Kennedy. Yet despite decades pioneering first ascents in Alaska and the Himalaya; creating the modern climbing culture through publishing Climbing Magazine and more recently Editor-in-Chief of Alpinist; MK will likely go down in history as “Hayden’s Dad.” You won’t wan to miss this once-in-a-lifetime show that MK and HK are putting together specially for us at the Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival.
In the coming weeks, stay tuned to the web site or our Facebook page as we launch more and more innovative events for the ice climbing event of the year. Kick off the season in style at the 16th Annual Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival.