Good times at the AAC ICM this year. Less participants than last year made it easier to get to know the organizers, host climbers and other international climbers. Sonnie Trotter and I represented the Canadians, especially while telling jokes at the evening campfire.
I really enjoyed hanging in Indian Creek for a week. The surroundings are stunning! Kudos to Jim Donini for initiating this event and keeping it alive, Brittany Griffith pours endless energy into the logistics and quality of experience for the participants! Volunteers also give a ton to this event, a few that don’t climb, but ensure quality meals like Janet, Amy and Jules, as well as those who work as guides (Angela, Kitty and Andreas) and put up the rope for free!
We also participated in a service project digging and planting trees, reclaiming a natural area.
I hope to organize a similar event in Canada with ice climbing out of Canmore. Thanks to the Canadian Alpine Club for this fantastic experience!