International Climbers’ Festival expected to be bigger than ever!

(Lander, Wyo.) – This year’s International Climbers’ Festival is looking to be bigger than ever as people begin rolling in to pick up their program and ICF teeshirts at Wild Iris Mountain Sports. Compared to last year at this time, they’re 220% above pre-sold tickets, so this could be the record breaking year.

For up to date source on what to attend, check out the schedule:'Fest3

There are many events designed for both non-climbers and climbers. Wednesday night at the Museum of the American West, see presentations about local climbers and their connection to the Lander community (see descriptions below). The Cowfish will be serving beer and burgers, with proceeds going to the Bolt Anchor Replacement Program. Entrance is $10 at the door, or stop by Wild Iris Mountain Sports for an All Access Ticket for $55 for the entire week.
Stay tuned for more updates; we hope to see you there!
Outdoor Research Explorers Presentations  – Wednesday Night at the Museum of the American West

Jonathan and Cameron Horst The Send Bros. (a shot film)

  • Bio: Based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Cameron and Jonathan Horst are two of the world’s top youth climbers. Wild Iris is one of their favorite climbing areas!

  • Description: This mini-documentary, by Three Peak Films, reveals the love of climbing that bonds a family–and helps shape two brothers–as they travel the country in summer 2013. Features 12-year-old Cameron’s ascent of Rodeo Free Europe (14a) and 10-year-old Jonathan’s first first ascent!

Micah Rush and Colby Frontiero – Climbing (the great perspective giver), and the bond formed between climbing partners

  • 15 word Bio: Micah Rush and Colby Frontiero have been Climbing together for almost 2 decades at this point, they’ve suffered together, laughed together, and are known for their banter at the crag occasionally. If you’re climbing close by you might even get verbally fired upon, all in good fun of course.

  • Description: We are going to talk on the subject of Wyoming climbing, how a small ignition point at a very important time lead to a great the sense of community for Wyoming climbing (don’t want to give you too much here!), how climbing brings about unique bonds between friends, and with those bonds comes great responsibility , sense of place, perspective. We will address some iconic partnerships that have resulted in huge chain reaction relative to climbing.

Brian Fabel -BAM BAM Attacks! A Story of Love, Vengeance and the American Spirit

  • Bio: Brian Fabel is current Executive Director of the Lander Area Chamber of Commerce, past director of the International Climbers’ Festival, and a National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor.

  • A local sheep encounter leads to deep reflection and realization of Lander’s multifaceted climbing culture. Join as we hear the life of Bam Bam the big horn sheep and his rise to national stardom.

Leif Gasch – Lander & Beyond

  • Bio: Leif Gasch has spent many years traveling to and calling Lander Wyoming home.

  • description: Lander & Beyond explores how Lander helped shape and encourage a lifetime of climbing around the world.

Becca Skinner – 25,000 Miles On The Road

  • Bio:  Becca Skinner first learned to climb with her uncle Todd, and found her adventurous Skinner spirit through the lens of her camera.

  • description:  A story of growing up a Skinner, finding her place in that legacy, and the adventures it’s taken her on.