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Barry Blanchard to Present on Infinite Patience

Bubba will be talking about the determination to climb the bold route Infinite Patience

Canada’s legendary alpine climber Barry Blanchard will be presenting on July 6, at the Mt. Robson Amphitheatre.

Barry will be talking about his climb on Mt. Robson’s Emperor Face, Infinite Patience.

Eric Dumerac was with Blanchard on the first ascent and said, “Giant rime formations perched precariously at all angles forced us to abandon the ridge in favor of a traverse along a steep ice ramp to the west. We then followed a long shallow gully of steep ice that led through the summit gargoyles. After twenty hours of climbing we bivouacked on the summit. The climbing on our route, Infinite Patience (VI 5.9 M5 WI5, 2200m), was exhilarating, with good protection and good rock. Philippe dropped both his tools early on, adding some piolet traction fun.”

It will be an excellent night in an awesome environment.

Details: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_robson/mt-robson-100th-events.pdf