Friday, March 20, 2009
Buenos dias Weekend Warriors,
In the honor of the Red Rock Rendezvous climbing festival I decided to compile a few "fest" videos. These are pretty varied and cover alpine climbing, ice and mixed climbing as well as skiing. A couple of the videos aren't official "festivals" but who cares...they're still super cool, and they have 'fest' in the name so that counts right?
The first video is from the 2008 Ouray Ice Festival. This an incredible event that brings together the best of the best in the ice and mixed climbing world. On an interesting side note, one of our very own guides, Dawn Glanc, recently won the 2009 Ouray Ice Festival...way to go Dawn!
The second video features a trip to the Wind River's in Wyoming. The trip was into the Cirque of the Towers and was dubbed by the filmmakers as "Climbfest 08". This has been a place I've always wanted to go and explore. The peaks are striking, the scenery grand, and the climbing is phenomenal. Enjoy!
The final video turned out to be less of a festival and more of a celebration of backcountry skiing. Enter "Snow World 2008", an incredible journey into the beautiful backcountry of Washington. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. I would recommend sitting down with your coffee (or morning drink of choice) and watching all three.
Posted by American Alpine Institute at 4:07 PM