Archive for June, 2012

Margot Talbot Bio

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Margot Talbot
Margo Talbot is a writer and climber who has published numerous climbing-related articles, as well as being the instigator and main contributor to the fourth edition of Waterfall Ice Climbs in the Canadian Rockies. As a climber her favourite medium is ice and alpine, and she has authored numerous first ascents of waterfall ice in Canada. She has competed in a number of climbing competitions, including the ESPN X-Games and the Ouray International Ice Festival. A sponsored athlete withOutdoor Research, she also guides for Chicks with Picks and runs an adventure guiding company for women called The Glitter Girls. As a speaker, she has given slide presentations of her adventures in Canada and the United States.

Will Gadd Bio

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Will Gadd

Will Gadd BIO
I grew up in a family that hiked, climbed and went into the mountains whenever they could. Some of my earliest memories are of long backpacking trips, wind-blown summits and surviving winter skip trips. The first sport I really got into on my was caving. When I was 14 I started kayaking. At 16 I bought my first climbing rope, and did my first new rock route. At 25 I first flew a paraglider. At 41 my daughter came into the world. She’s already doing all the stuff I did as a kid, and she’s an athlete too.