Located in southwest Colorado, Ouray has plenty of ice terrain where hundreds of the world’s most accomplished ice climbers as well as recreational climbers will congregate January 5-8, 2012 for the annual Ouray Ice Festival. Amid the festival-like atmosphere will be the LOWA boots tent, stocked with demo product for ice climbers to test drive. To further sweeten the experience, the Ouray organizers will be giving away prizes that include gift certificates towards LOWA boots.
LOWA invites both male and female festival participants to demo their world-class German climbing and mountaineering boots including the Vertical GTX, Mountain Expert GTX and Ice Comp IP GTX models. The boot tent team will be led by Chad Gallwitz, LOWA’s experienced sales representative in the Rocky Mountains. Assisting him from LOWA’s Munich-based factory will be Rolf Eberhard, a veteran of several Mt Everest summits, as well as Christian McConnell from LOWA’s U.S. offices. Colorado climber and LOWA ambassador, Jim Davidson, will be on hand periodically throughout the festival. Jim’s book,The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier, was a 2011 best seller for adventurists across the country.
The Ouray Ice Festival is an international gathering of ice climbing competitors, gear suppliers and ice climbers of all levels of competence. Events include competitions, various climbing clinics from beginning to advanced and the opportunity to check out and try the latest gear while catching up with some of the world’s most famous and experienced climbers.
LOWA Boots LLC, with headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, is a partnership with LOWA Sportschuhe Gmbh founded in 1923 and based in Jetzendorf, Germany. The U.S. company, launched in 1996, sells, markets, and distributes a complete line of four season outdoor footwear for walking, hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering as well as everyday use. In addition, LOWA offers collections of specialized footwear for field sports and professional task force use.