At the Michigan Ice Fest we always try to land athletes that are on the cutting edge of the sport and Jackson Marvel certainly matches that criteria. Jackson is no stranger to our fest and if he is not teaching a clinic you will find him putting up amazing lines in the backcountry. So happy that BD will be sending Jackson to our neck of the woods again!
Hailing from Provo Utah, Jackson Marvell began climbing at the age of 15. He cut his teeth climbing sandstone towers in the Utah desert where he developed a deep passion for the sport. A year later he dreamed of bigger adventures, which led him to buy a set of used ice gear and teach himself how to ice climb. At 19 he began to make those dreams a reality with a trip to the Central Alaska Range and a solo trip to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. He has now done 4 consecutive years of Alaskan expeditions, putting up first ascents and always finding an adventure. His seasons are intermixed with expeditions to Central Asia, putting up technical alpine lines and exploring remote desert areas around Utah.
Jackson is young and hungry in his career, constantly creating unique trip ideas and planning new exploits for his future.