Management and staff at Arc'teryx Equipment Inc. are deeply saddened by the death of Guy Lacelle at the Bozeman Ice Festival yesterday. Sources say Lacelle was swept off a climb by an avalanche that occurred around 9:30 a.m. He leaves behind his beloved wife Marge and his constant companion, his dog Jade.
A two-time winner of the Ouray Ice Festival climbing competition, Lacelle's accomplishments earned him the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture's prestigious Summit of Excellence Award.
John Irvine, newly-named Director of International Sales, says, â€œGuy was a great, great person. He epitomized dignity and integrity. His Zen climbing style was peaceful, relaxed, and smooth; and he was always happy and positive. His passion for adventure and drive to see and explore new places and cultures made Guy a real pioneer, and his charming personality made him a pleasure to work with. Guy's real magic was his passion for sharing the sport. He was a regular at the festivals; teaching clinics and passing on his wisdom.â€
Irvine said, â€œI am deeply saddened by this loss, yet I will take comfort that I had his friendship, and we at Arc'teryx had the opportunity to work with such a rare and wonderful person."
Read more about Guy Lacelle at www.arcteryx.com.