Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ecrins ICE festival

This is an annual event in Argentiere la Besse, showcasing the local ice climbing. I went to the 2008 one which was my second ice climbing trip. It's a great way to meet new people and get detailed local knowledge of ther best places to climb. Organisation is done by GĂ©rard Pailheiret, a local guide, and highlights include, free shuttle buses to climbing venues, gear stalls by sponsors, free equipment testing, film nights etc.

Further information on the 2009 festival here:

Here's a pic of me on Y-Gauche at Ceillac, a cool little crag towards the Italian border (which has a nice short walk in):

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