Our 2017 Speakers

Vikki Weldon

We are stoked to have Vikki commit to being our 1st speaker at this summers Canmore Climbing Festival, Sat, Aug 12th. For those of you that don’t know, this world renowned climber grew up in Calgary, AB, and cut her teeth on the nearby sport routes. Today, she has dispatched multiple 5.14’s and 5.13 big walls and is slowly ticking off her list of dream climbs around the globe, one by one, kicking ass with a great big smile. She’s also a registered nurse, and most likely the sweetest person you will ever meet in your whole dang life. Read more about her story at the Arc’teryx website: http://www.arcteryx.com/Athlete.aspx?country=ca&language=en%2FVikkiWeldon. We are very honoured to have you join us Vikki. Thank you from all of us at the Canmore Climbing Festival.


Josh Wharton

We are so pleased to announce our second presenter of the night is none other than the Colorado MACHINE: Josh Wharton! This long time Patagonia ambassador has literally climbed EVERYTHING, from the biggest rock routes in Pakistan to the smallest boulders in Estes Park. Josh is recognized as perhaps the World’s BEST all-around climber, from cutting edge mixed routes in Scotland, to 5.14 sport climbs, to El Cap free climbing. Josh has has hung it out there on the sharp end for nearly 2 decades and is only getting stronger, even with a 3 year old daughter. On August 12th, he’ll be sharing his secrets to his progress in his own hilarious way, as well as a short film about his training and home life. We are very honoured to have you join us Josh Wharton. Thank you from all of us at the Canmore Climbing Festival.


Colette McInerney

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, to British parents, Colette learned at a young age to life her life to the fullest. As a professional climbing, photography and videographer, Colette continues to show the world the strong female characters; the women who are very capable of climbing, adventuring, and very independent of men. We are so excited (Bexx most of all, as a like minded strong female climber and photographer) to have Colette tell us her work and female perspective into the climbing world. Thank you from all of us at the Canmore Climbing Festival, we cannot wait to have you represent! If you would like to learn more about Colette, visit her website: http://coletteloc.com/


Mike Doyle

We  are to please to have Mr. Mike “Biceps” Doyle as one of our speakers this year! This Canadian crusher loves rock climbing so much, that he moved to Las Vegas where he can climb all day, all week, all month, and all year around (without worrying about the weather too much). Now that is PASSION! We are excited to have him on board. Thanks for coming Mike Doyle and sharing your story with us. 



Past Festival Speakers: 

Alex Megos (2016 Festival)
Tim Emmett (2016 Festival)
Barry Blanchard (2015 Festival)
Sonnie Trotter (2015 Festival)
Raphael Slawinski (2015 Festival)