Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is excited to announce the appointment of Barry Blanchard, North America’s premier alpinist, as Associate Director effective March 1, 2010.
As a founding guide and former long term employee, Barry re-joins Yamnuska in this pivotal senior position.
“I’m thrilled to have Barry on board. I believe his incredible personal brand is a great match for Yamnuska” says Len Youden, Yamnuska’s General Manager.
“Barry is one of the world’s most accomplished alpinists, so having him as a senior guide and mentor to our guiding team is a huge advantage for Yamnuska. We will be featuring programs and trips that will have Barry’s unique imprint; the ability to provide unsurpassed alpine adventures for our guests.”
More on Barry:
- Check out the current Edition #29 of Alpinist Magazine for Barry’s feature article ‘Dragons in the Mist’ which profiles 100 years of climbing Mt Robson including his own 13 year odyssey to establish a new route on the Emperor Face.
- The current Patagonia ‘Heart of Winter’ catalogue introduction describes the saga of Barry and his team’s avalanche survival story on Nanga Parbat the world’s 9th highest mountain titled ‘Unroped’.
- Keynote presenter at the 50th anniversary Calgary Mountain Club celebration on June 11th in Calgary
- On July 14th at the Squamish Mountain Festival, don’t miss Barry’s thrilling slideshow on his experience of climbing in Canada
- Sponsored athlete for Black Diamond’s complete line of skiing and climbing equipment.
There is more information at www.barryblanchard.ca and www.yamnuska.com to arrange your own trip, expedition or presentation by Barry. Follow Barry on facebook and twitter for trip reports, pictures, and commentary. Check out the Yamnuska Blog for regular posts and information on upcoming events (www.yamnuska.com)