In this short "sample" video, dozens of the top ice climbers from around the world converge on the Ouray Ice Festival each year. This video shows the final, dramatic climb to the top of the Elite Mixed Ice Competition route.
The Ouray Ice Park is one of the premier ice climbing destinations in the world. But the amazing walls of ice are not just the work of Mother Nature.
The Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies solely on memberships, sponsorships, and donations to exist. It is home to more than 200 man-made ice and mixed climbs and, despite the high cost of operation, remains free and open for public use.
Preview "Ice", a short film from Outside Adventure Media.
Why do "normal" people risk their lives to climb on frozen waterfalls each winter?
"Ice" examines the emotions and motivations of recreational ice climbers, and shows why one amazing location in Colorado has become the epicenter of the ice climbing world.
Winner of the Colorado Film Award - Platinum, Best Documentary Short at the Intendence Film Fest in Denver and Best Sports & Outdoor Short at the Indie Spirit Film Festival.
Ice is an Official Selection at the 2014 Sedona International Film Festival and 2014 Taos Shortz Film Festival. It was screened at the following 2013 festivals: Breckenridge Festival of Film, Fescinate International Film Festival (Madrid, Spain), Phenom International Film Fest, Denver Indie Festival, Southern Colorado Film Festival, and Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival.
Produced, directed, photographed and edited by Barry Stevenson, Outside Adventure Media. Please visit outsideadventuremedia.com for more information.