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Confession – ice climbing is not my first choice of sport. It’s cold, sketchy and winter/life is just too short to spend it hanging in a harness freezing my ass off in the shade. Especially when I could be out skiing powder. However, it’s one of my favourite things to shoot as it’s so visually interesting. This ice climbing shoot was for a product launch for an insulated climbing jacket in Canmore, Alberta.


More Details

This shoot was for a product launch to the Alpha IS Jacket. With limited time we needed easily accessible locations so we chose Maligne Canyon & Icefields Parkway. It snowed so much up on the parkway while we were shooting that we ended the shoot early due to avalanche hazard.

ProjectAlpha IS Product Launch
LocationCanmore, AB
ActivityIce Climbing
AthletesJanelle Smiley, Quentin Roberts
CrewMatt Irving, John Price, Barry Blanchard

Behind The Scenes

A unique part of this shoot was that our safety expert turned out to be Barry Blanchard. Barry is a climbing legend from the Rockies with a deep treasure trove of stories to tell. His grizzly story while guiding a client will go down for me as the greatest grizzly survival story of all time. I cannot do it justice but I have visions of the two of them spending hours swaying in the wind on separate spindles at the top of a big pine tree. It now is my first thought every time I enter Grizzly country.

Read about more of my adventures here, and see more photography here.

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