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.


Past Festival Speakers: 

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