It's January in Winnipeg. And yes, the temperatures have dropped but for the city's ice climbers (yes, you heard us right) it's heaven. The reason? The annual ice tower has been flooded and is ready to go!
Classic 107's Luke Thiessen went out to St. Boniface on the banks of the Red River just outside Fort Gibraltar to talk to Alpine Club of Canada President (St. Boniface Section) André Mahé.
The Ice Tower is open every weekend until the end of March. This year, for the first time, the club is adding Friday night climbs thanks to the addiiton of flood lights.
For $40 non-members can borrow climbing equipment, get climbing tips and climb with a rope belay from an experienced member.