OURAY – The Ouray Ice Park is again partnering with San Juan Mountain Guides to provide interactive climbing clinics and seminars for the 2014 Ouray Ice Festival, scheduled for Jan. 9-12, 2014.
Online clinic registration opens this Thursday, Nov. 14, at 8 a.m. on SJMG’s website, mtnguide.net.
A total of 90 unique, informative, cutting-edge ice and mixed climbing clinics and seminars are offered this year, taught by guides and sponsored athletes the likes of famous Swiss climber and mountaineer Ueli Steck. Most clinics take place right in the Ice Park, but a handful of backcountry skiing and climbing options are also available.
The clinics are provided and sponsored by vendors such as Black Diamond, Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Scarpa, Gore-Tex, and many more.
The clinics are the heart and soul of the Ouray Ice Festival; few climbing events and festivals give attendees as many opportunities to get out and climb, while learning from the pros how to improve their technique in a convivial, supportive atmosphere.
Half-day clinics cost $59 per person; full-day seminars cost $109 per person; and backcountry ice/ski seminars cost $159 per person.
To register for a clinic or seminar, visit mtnguide.net/ouray-ice-climbing/ouray-ice-festival-clinics/. For more information about the Ouray Ice Festival and Ouray Ice Park, visit ourayicepark.com.