Guy Lacelle at Festiglace 2005 in Pont Rouge, Quebec. (NEIce.com file photo/Alden Pellett)
Bozeman, MT – World-renowned ice climber Guy Lacelle has died from injuries received when a small avalanche, triggered by a party above him, swept him over an ice climb in Hyalite Canyon where he was participating in the Bozeman Ice Festival. The loss of Lacelle is felt by many throughout the sport of ice climbing.
Lacelle attended Festiglace at Pont Rouge, Quebec, here in the Northeast for a number of years where he taught more than one eastern climber in the sport and inspired many with his solid climbing in competitions and confident free-solos. He will be sorely missed by all of us at NEice.
For more on the accident: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
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Avalanche Investigation – Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center investigates the avalanche that killed Guy Lacelle. Guy was in a steep gully on non-technical terrain above the climb Silken Falls (120m…
Guy Lacelle climbing during the competition at Festiglace in Pont Rouge, 2005.(NEIce file photo/Alden Pellett)