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Voices of Adventure – An Interview with Barry Blanchard

Image courtesy of Barry Blanchard

Image courtesy of Barry Blanchard

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide Barry Blanchard was born in Calgary, Alberta. A six month trip to the French Alps in 1980 set the course of Barry’s life: to climb the steepest and most complicated faces of the world’s great glaciated peaks. Barry is an honorary member of the Alpine Club of Canada, winner of the Summit of Excellence award and his book, The Calling, A Life Rocked By Mountains was shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition and won the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature. 

Barry will be interviewed by local climber and writer Geoff Powter. Geoff’s book Inner Ranges won the Climbing Literature Award at the 2019 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.


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