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Welcome back Barry Blanchard!

We’re psyched to let you all know that Barry Blanchard is back for MWV Ice Fest 2020!  His book The Calling: A Life Rocked By Mountains was awarded  the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature in 2015. An absolute legend in the field of alpinism we’re so lucky to have him instructing clinics Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Barry Blanchard

Career Highlights
  • First ascent of Infinite Patience on the Emperor Face of Mt. Robson, Canada
  • First ascent of M-16 on the northeast face of Howse Peak, Canada
  • First ascent of the North Pillar of North Twin
  • First ascent of the Northwest Face of Les Droites, France
  • First ascent of the Andromeda Strain, Mt. Andromeda, Canada
  • Solo ascent of the North Face of Kusum Kanguru, Nepal
  • Received the 2002 Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
  • Awarded honorary membership with The Alpine Club of Canada, 2011
  • Featured in the IMAX Extreme film, and a cameo in the Hollywood feature, Vertical Limit
  • Winner of the 2015 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature for his book, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains