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2013 Evenings at The Emerson

Evenings at The Emerson

At the Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival we continually push ourselves to offer unique evening presentations and unparalleled opportunities to meet our heroes, create new friendships and change lives.


NEULAND (New Heights) by Ines Papert, presented by Arc’teryx

Thursday, December 12, 2013 – Emerson Crawford Theater, 8:00 pm
Admission: $15 at the door, free to Hyalite clinic participants

During this captivating, multi-media presentation, Ines will lead us on a journey of climbing success, first ascents, enthralling travels and deep friendships, where the question of climbing style is contemplated as much as the longing for newness. Ines is an inspirational athlete and person who, in the last ten years, has been setting new standards for ice/mixed, rock and alpine climbing. She has worked hard to become a four time Ice Climbing World Champion in difficulty. Ines has won three World Cup Overall Titles, and she completed the first M11 ascent by a women of the infamous route, Mission Impossible.

Caught up in recent journeys of the last couple years, we will be lead along in her emotional documentary over the life of a woman of adventure, who’s purpose and fulfillment have been found through climbing. With a backdrop of breathtaking photographs and film clips, you will experience what motivates the 39 year old alpinist: An unbridled curiosity, leaving what’s familiar behind, discovering new things and pushing personal limits or finding satisfaction in other sports, such as paragliding.

During the winter months, Ines frequently heads north to climb Norway’s ice. 2012 brought her, together with a team of climbing friends, to the alpine hub of Romsdalen, laying down a line of first ascents. In the following year of 2013, when she returned, she set out to Senja Island, north of the Artic Circle to explore its possibilities, accomplishing the new route Finnmannen (M9+/WI7 clean, 400m). Over the years, Ines has grown from a competitive sport climber and four-time world champion ice climber into the successful rock and ice climber and accomplished expedition alpinist she is today. Join Ines and take a 90 minute personal journey with her and discover Neuland!

Dave McLeod asks, What Are You Afraid Of?

Friday, December 13, 2013 – Emerson Crawford Theater, 8:00 pm
Admission: $15 at the door, free to Hyalite clinic participants

Dave MacLeod is known for repeating and putting up the hardest and boldest traditional climbs in the world. Based in the highlands of Scotland and his most famous new routes are The Longhope Route on Orkney, Echo Wall on Ben Nevis and Rhapsody (E11) on Dumbarton Rock. Many of these trad routes have very little protection, Echo Wall for example having an unprotected crux and 14b standard climbing. But he also climbs 9a sport routes, boulders V15, has free-soloed 14a and has opened some of the world’s hardest winter routes. He is an MSc in sport and exercise science and his book “9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes” has become one of the world’s best selling climbing improvement books. He’ll be talking to us about some of his latest adventures and projects from the wild cliffs of the Scottish highlands to the north face of the Eiger.

Unable to make it Bozeman this year?

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