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THE HISTORY OF ICE CLIMBING
Until its tenth and final edition in 2007, the Festiglace was the biggest climbing gathering on the planet and the event par excellence for winter outdoor enthusiasts. It attracted the climbing elite as well as alpinists from all over the world. Over the course of those 10 years, nearly 40,000 people were able to admire the beauty of the Île aux Raisins site located in Pont-Rouge, renowned for its cascading ice flows and chossy rock along the Jacques-Cartier river.
THE STORY CONTINUES
In February 2020, the Festiglace blew out a new candle after more than a decade of absence and since then, keeps reinventing itself, to the great pleasure of its participants.
In a spectacular setting, and with an invigorating atmosphere and fun activities, the world climbing elite will rub shoulders with amateurs, local and national outdoor enthusiasts as well as families from Portneuf and Québec.
Photo: Doug Millen / NEice.com
A COLLECTIVE EVENT
More than 40,000 participants since its creation
Nearly 40 elite climbers each year
Some 8 renowned speakers each year
About 45 partners and collaborators each year
Close to 90 volunteers each year
We can no longer count the smiles