Hi, I’m Aric! I’ve been on this beautiful journey of life since 1986, addicted to climbing for 15+ years, and living in Thunder Bay, Ontario since 2007. Starting in the early 2000’s I’ve spent a substantial amount of time climbing throughout the province of Ontario, as well as the province of Alberta & British Columbia, the state of Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, California, Utah, as well as in Mexico and Israel. On average I spend over 200 days/year climbing my heart out & instructing as a certified guide, while documenting it all along the way through photography & film. I am proud to be:
-The Founder and Lead Guide of Outdoor Skills And Thrills Inc. offering rock and ice climbing adventures and courses throughout Northwest Ontario.
-Author of ‘Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwestern Ontario’s Best Kept Secret, the latest comprehensive 424 page rock climbing guidebook for the region.
-President of the Nipigon Ice Fest committee, Canada’s longest running premiere ice climbing festival.
Not only passionate about instructing and climbing, I also love developing the climbing scene in the region by doing things like: helping maintain/create trails, replacing old anchors, organizing community events, teaching modern climbing standards & environmental stewardship, and developing high quality new routes of all grades and styles for everyone to enjoy! With over 40 notable F.A. & F.F.A’s under my belt (Bouldering V0-V7, Sport & Trad 5.5 -5.12c/d, Ice/Mixed M8-), and limitless rock to enjoy, I see no end in sight. To me it’s all about enjoying and sharing the incredible life changing benefits of being a climber.
I’m super psyched to be part of the awesome crew at Flashed! It’s time to go climb ;)
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