If you are not in Ouray, Colorado now for the 16th Annual Ouray Ice Festival you need to get your little axe in gear and get here soon to join Osprey Packs for North America’s premier ice climbing event Thursday, January 6 through Sunday, January 9!
Osprey Ice Fest Celebration Festivities include three glorious days at the beautiful Ouray Ice Park where we will host climbing clinics by Osprey athlete Majka Burhardt, free pack demos for climber’s of all shapes and sizes, free pack sizing’s and fittings and a display of all the best new technical packs 2011 has to offer this or any other galaxy. Did I mention the great gear giveaways? You need to get here to find out more!
From the Ice Park it is on to events at the Ouray Community Center where the tribe will gather for food, drink and a great gear silent auction on Friday which features several choice Osprey Packs doing double duty and raising considerable funds for America’s premier Ice Park. Osprey Athlete Majka Burhardt will be on hand at the Community Center from 6-8 PM signing copies of her new book, Coffee Story: Ethiopia. http://www.majkaburhardt.com/
The 2011 Ouray Ice Park Competition starts at 9AM on Saturday and features some of the top climber’s in the world challenging themselves mentally and physically on a route designed to do just that. Besides all of the great Ice Park comps, clinics and events, there is also another gathering at the Ouray Community Center on Saturday evening replete with exhibits of the best 2011climbing gear, great gear giveaways, food and adult recreational beverages provided by New Belgium Brewery.
There is a special screening of Conrad Anker’s new film “The Wildest Dream” on Saturday night at The Main Street Theater and the evening ends with The Zombie Party, what promises to be a true rager celebrating Elvis Presley’s birthday-can we get A Hunka Hunka Burnin Love-thankyouverymuch!? The King never once wore an Osprey Pack and most experts agree this may be the true cause of his death. I am sure to have missed something because there is a ton going on, so check out the full schedule of events here: http://ourayicefestival.com/eventsschedule/schedule
In celebration of the Ice Festival, all Osprey technical climbing and snowplay packs are on sale for 20% off regular retail price at Ouray Mountain Sports, 732 Main Street –an incredible savings that will not come around again until 2012! So don’t just sit there grinding your axe reading this, head over to see Bill and Tricia at Ouray Mountain Sports and experience the difference an Osprey can make in your life. http://ouraysports.com/
How can you top all of this fun!? Not really sure we can but we will certainly try and make it worth your while to pay a visit to Osprey and the Ouray Ice Festival. More to follow as the day’s unwind-see you there!