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Barry Blanchard
Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Barry Blanchard

Barry Blanchard

Alpine Climbing
Hometown
Calgary, Canada
Resides
Canmore, Canada
Bio
One of Patagonia’s first ambassadors and member of the R&D team, Canmore-based Barry Blanchard is aptly described as the “Bonatti of the Rockies.” Barry travels the globe in search of adventure on high alpine faces. His exploits include the first ascent of Infinite Patience on the Emperor Face of Mt. Robson, the first ascent of the North Pillar of North Twin, a first ascent on the north face of Les Droites.
Career Highlights
  • First ascent of Infinite Patience on the Emperor Face of Mt. Robson, Canada
  • First ascent of Homage to Pat on the Southwest Face of the East Kahiltna Peak, Alaska
  • Ascent of the Southeast Ridge of Mt. Asperity, Waddington Range, British Columbia
  • Ascent of the North Face of Bravo Peak, Waddington Range, British Columbia
  • Featured in IMAX Extreme film Vertical Limit
  • First ascent of the North Pillar of North Twin
  • First ascent of the North Face of Les Droites
  • Received the 2002 Summit of Excellence Award at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
  • Awarded honorary membership with The Alpine Club of Canada, 2012