This film commemorates the life of Guy Lacelle, who was regarded as one of the world's leading ice climbers. In 2009, at the age of 54, Lacelle was killed by an avalanche in Bozeman, Montana. A pioneer in the ice climbing world, Lacelle was the first to show what can be done on vertical ice and established some of the most difficult ice climbs in the world.
His low-key, modest demeanor belied an intense personality. He was always psyched to go out into the cold and swing his ice tools. In the summer, he worked for the British Columbia forestry department in Canada - a sort of Johnny Appleseed of the Northwest pine forests - which allowed him to climb fulltime when the temps dipped below freezing.
A film by Chris Alstrin - Alstrin Films