The 2013 Michigan Ice Fest is developing into one of our strongest line ups ever with the breaking news of Joe Josephson joining our list of presenter/instructors. Fresh off of organizing a successful Bozeman Ice Fest Jojo will bring his expertise to the Michigan Ice Fest this year. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to climb with some of the best athletes in the industry- book your course now as they are beginning to fill up fast!
Joe Josephson “JoJo” has a broad and diverse background as a publisher, photographer, business owner, sales rep, hard rock miner, community organizer, French cook, stunt man, mountain guide and is the self-proclaimed “least sponsored sponsored climber in history.” Born and raised in the wilderness of Montana but living in the Canadian Rockies for over a decade, he was established in the 1990s as the “resident route poacher” climbing many new rock and waterfall routes.
Author of the seminal “Waterfall Ice in the Canadian Rockies” and “Winter Dance Select Guide to Montana and Wyoming” JoJo has more recently been spending his energy organizing the Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival and the 501c3 “Friends of Hyalite” despite working full time at a day job with the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. Author of an upcoming “How to Ice Climb” book with Falcon Press, JoJo will share stories, films and images from his history in the Canadian Rockies, epicing up the longest ice routes in North America in the Yukon, to finding solace in 40 meter flows hidden in the House of Hyalite.
We are so fortunate to have someone of JoJo’s caliber coming to our event to present and instruct. Welcome JoJo!