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Erik at the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival in 2007.

Photo by Mike Gibbs
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Frozen Waterfalls

Climbing Ice is yet another fun thing Erik likes to do. He has climbed many frozen waterfalls in Colorado, particularly in the Ouray Ice Park. In 2000, Erik climbed the 2,300-foot Polar Circus in the Canadian Rockies. In 2008, he climbed the 2,000-foot Losar waterfall in Nepal. In 2010, he climbed the classic Point Five Gully in Scotland and the Ham and Eggs Couloir in Alaska.

The links on this page will take you to some of those stories.

Here is a video of Erik leading an ice climb in the Adirondacks: