Hot for Ice Climbing (by Brett French)
When it comes to unusual sports, there are few that can compare to ice climbing. Hanging by spiked axes and crampons, ice athletes scale frozen waterfalls to dizzying heights. Angela Vanweimeersch got into the sport after being a competitive ice skater. Although the two sports have nothing in common other than ice, she has quickly become one of the fasting rising female climbers in the United States. She recently took part in the 20th annual Cody Ice Festival in Wyoming where beginners, intermediate and expert climbers can hang out or get tips during clinics.
To learn more about this remarkable area and Angela, check out my story on MontanaUntamed.com. http://montanauntamed.com/get-outside/article_6dcd8155-2b6a-50b6-8c3a-0d9655dadad2.html
(Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)