Water drips, and ice forms in massive curtains along the shore of Lake Superior. Welcome to Michigan’s U.P., where sandstone cliffs, frigid temps, and the world’s largest lake set a stage for some of the best ice climbing on the continent.
In a new production by Clear & Cold Cinema, “The Michigan Ice Film,” director Aaron Peterson captures the intensity and spirit at one of the country’s least-known meccas for climbing ice.
The 1h 11min documentary is currently on the film fest circuit as well as available for rent or purchase from Vimeo on Demand.
A description of the film: “Discover the untold story of one of the world’s largest concentrations of climbable ice in a scrappy corner of the American Midwest: Munising, Michigan.”
The Michigan Ice Film features locals and climbing luminaries, with a cast including Sam Elias, Raphael Slawinski, Conrad Anker, Will Mayo, Dawn Glanc, Anna Pfaff, Ben Erdmann, Adam Dailey, Jon Jugenheimer, Paul Kuenn, James Loveridge, and Bill Thompson.
We have climbed Munising for years and can attest to the epicness of the place! Here are a few shots from the action.
–Watch the full “Michigan Ice Film” via Vimeo on Demand.