Guy Lacelle Killed in Avalanche
Lacelle, 54, was famous for his ice climbing exploits, particularly free-solo ascents of extraordinarily difficult and long climbs such as La Pomme d’Or in Quebec and a half-day link-up of Terminator, Sea of Vapors, and Replicant above Canmore, Alberta. Lacelle, who lived in British Columbia, was married.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has published a good article about Lacelle’s death. You can read an interview with the climber from 2008 and see a number of photos at Alpinist.com.
Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center investigates the avalanche that killed Guy Lacelle. Guy was in a steep gully on non-technical terrain above the climb Silken Falls (120m) when a party above triggered a wind loaded pocket. He was swept approximately 1,000 feet.
Date of Accident: December 10, 2009