Photos by Kassidy Christensen and Tera Swanson
Published December 17, 2014
Left: Ice climber Matthew Ford climbs up an easy section of a popular ice climbing area called "The Junkyards," near Canmore, Alta., with crampons and ice tools.
Centre: Matthew Ford and ice climbing partner Login Olinger get assembled before their first routes.
Right: Ice climber Matthew Ford first got into the sport after he attended a work outing dedicated to getting inexperienced climbers out on the ice.
Photos by Tera Swanson