Canadian adventurer Will Gadd coming to Vancouver this Saturday

Mar 11 2017, 7:50 am

Famed Canadian ice climber and adventurer Will Gadd will be dropping into Vancouver on Saturday for an interactive talk and climbing clinic.

Gadd is probably best known as the first person to climb the ice-covered rock wall next to Horseshoe Falls, part of Niagara Falls.

However, he has ice climbed around the globe, from making ascents in underground mines in Sweden to ice climbing icebergs off the Labrador coast.

Also a passionate paraglider, Gadd has set the world distance record for paragliding twice and has flown his paraglider over the Grand Canyon.

On Saturday, he’ll be sharing his stories of high adventure at The Pit Pub at UBC at noon, then offering climbing clinics at The Aviary on campus for the rest of the afternoon.

While the talk is free to attend, you’ll need to register for the climbing clinics, which last half an hour and should accommodate 15 climbers per session.

Tickets for the clinics are $5 each from Red Bull, with all proceeds going to North Shore Search and Rescue.

Will Gadd in Vancouver


  • Presentation – The Pit Pub – 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver
  • Climbing Clinics – The Aviary in the AMS Nest – 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver

When: Saturday, March 11

  • Presentation – from noon to 1 pm
  • Climbing Clinics – from 1 to 4:30 pm

Tickets: Admission to the presentation is free; climbing clinic tickets can be bought from Red Bull for $5, all proceeds go to North Shore Search and Rescue.

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