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Conférences

Caroline Côté

Friday 6:30 PM

Place Saint-Louis – Salle Marcel Bédard
189 Rue Dupont, Pont-Rouge, Quebec  G3H 1N4

Description

When we find ourselves in an adventure setting, we often face situations that lead to growth and evolution. According to Caroline, it is essential to seize opportunities to talk about experiences in the mountains and share them with as many people as possible. Our voice, the voice of the people we encounter on the road, the voice of the challenges faced during ascents, and the voice of our moments of gratitude towards the environment must all be passed on to others in order to have powerful exchanges in our community.

Taking your camera to bring back powerful images is a way to open the door to the world of adventure for everyone.

How to inspire others around you with the help of images collected during our journeys is the first theme that will be addressed during this discussion.

Caroline shares some tips acquired over time for taking pictures in inhospitable environments, and talks about what the adequate equipment is to embark on a photo or video adventure project. She also recounts recent expedition experiences that made her doubt her abilities and that tested her confidence.

ANDRES MARIN

Friday 7:30 PM

Place Saint-Louis – Salle Marcel Bédard
189 Rue Dupont, Pont-Rouge, Quebec  G3H 1N4

Description

Andres was born in Colombia living in Ouray for quite some time. He is a guide and started climbing at the age of 14. He has the opportunity to explore all types of climbing. From international competitions to remote expeditions and everything I’m between.

One of his most memorable climbs is the solo climbing of the Great Trango Tower in Pakistan, a 6,286 meters granite mountain he climbed under 12 hours. He also said that he peed in his pants when he almost felt over the cornice summit!

In addition to telling us his “chilling”  moments in Chamonix crushing every rock in front of him, Andres will present his solo ascent of this mountain in the Karakoram Range. The Trango Towers are considered to be the most beautiful granite towers in the world and are among the most difficult big wall existing due to the high altitude and the difficulty of climbing.

IAN WELSTED

Saturday 7:00 pm

Place Saint-Louis – Salle Marcel Bédard
189 Rue Dupont, Pont-Rouge, Quebec  G3H 1N4

Description

Ian Welsted has dedicated his life to climbing for the last 25 years. In particular, he received the prestigious Golden Piolet for the first ascent of the K6 in Pakistan. New routes in the Canadian Rockies, 100 days ice seasons, trips to Patagonia, Pakistan, Alaska, and Europe have fed his drive, but this will be the first time he gets to climb in Quebec.  He is super excited to discover the famous mixed and ice climbing Quebec has to offer.

Ian’s slideshow will highlight mixed and alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies.  Starting 25 years ago, Ian has ventured too many obscure corners of the range, and will highlight some of the unrepeated routes just begging for strong Quebec climbers to come and repeat.

MARK RICHEY

Saturday 8:00 pm

Place Saint-Louis – Salle Marcel Bédard
189 Rue Dupont, Pont-Rouge, Quebec  G3H 1N4

Description

Mark began rock climbing in 1973 at age 15 in the Quincy Quarries of Massachusetts. Adept at all forms of climbing he has made over 30 expeditions to the greater ranges of the world with a focus towards technical alpine-style ascents and exploratory climbing. Marks expeditions have taken him from remote Fjords in Greenland to desert rock towers in Ethiopia and some of the least visited mountain ranges of Nepal, Peru, Tibet, India and Pakistan.

In 2011 Mark, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson made the 1st ascent of Saser Kangri II, previously the 2nd highest unclimbed mountain in the world for which they were awarded the Piolet d’Or presented once a year in Chamonix, France for the world’s most significant climb. This past summer Mark, Steve Swenson, Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright summited 7041 meter Link Sar in Pakistan, a mountain that had repelled numerous attempts for over 40 years.

Mark lives on Plum Island, Massachusetts with his wife Teresa where they own and operate Mark Richey Woodworking, a firm specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of high-end woodworking throughout the country.

Teresa and their daughter Natalia often accompany Mark on his adventures.