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Swift Blade – steadfast in the Canadian Winter

Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer arrived on October 21st 2019in the Canadian Rockies. In 40 days they climbed 30 days ice and mixed. This film features two lines of all the climbs they did during that ice trip : ‘French Reality’ and ‘Killer Pillar’, both on the Stanley Headwall. Conditions were severe with low temperatures and fresh formed ice. The last pitch of ‘French Reality’ – the crux ice pitch (WI 6+) – had seen no ascent before that season…
A full report and reflections about this trip can be read on:

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