20th Annual Opening Night
Friday Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP
Marc-Andre Leclerc is one of the worlds leading alpinists.
Marc-Andre grew up in the eastern Fraser Valley and started exploring the North Cascades as Coast Mountains at a young age. His climbing has led him to mountains and big walls from Patagonia to Baffin Island but B.C remains home.
Marc-Andre will talk about his fascination with winter ascents. From winter solo ascents in Patagonia to hard winter climbs in the Canadian Rockies and North Cascades this should be a fun evening with many a cold shiver bivy tale.
His talk will include stories from his first winter solo ascent of Torre Egger in Patagonia and his first solo ascent of the Emperor Face on Mount Robson, plus his fascination with the East Face of Mount Slesse in winter (which he may be climbing as you read this!).
Some of his other meaningful climbs and first ascents include:
- Reverse Torre Traverse - First Ascent
- Directa de la Mentira - Cerro Torre North Face, First Ascent
- The Corkscrew - Cerro Torre, First Solo Ascent
- Slesse Mountain - Northeast Buttress, free solo in winter. 2nd winter ascent. First winter free ascent.
- Slesse Mountain - East Pillar Direct, Navigator Wall, Northeast Buttress, free solo in 12 hours.
- Serra V, Waddington Range, First solo ascent.
- Mt. Chephren, The Wild Thing, 2nd one day ascent.
- The Temptation of St Anthony, Squamish, First Free Ascent
To read first hand about Marc's first solo ascent of the Emperor Face of Mount Robson - see his blog: http://marcleclerc.blogspot.ca/
To read Alpinist Magazine's feature about Marc's Torre Egger winter solo - see here.