16/01/05: 3rd Place in Ouray

The Ouray Ice Festival takes place every year in Ouray, Colorado during the Martin Luther King, Jr long weekend in January. The centerpiece of the event is the Ouray Invitation Competition attracting top ice climbers from all over the world. Sean Isaac placed 3rd in Saturday's men's difficulty competition behind Will Gadd and Harry Berger. In Sunday's speed competition, he managed 5th. This was Isaac's 6th year in a row entering the competition earning 3rd twice and 4th twice in the mixed event. Twenty-three men and women competed in this years event. Similar to the past two years, everyone competed on the same route resulting in Ines Papert of Germany beating all the man for the overall win. To learn more about the festival, visit their website at www.ourayicefestival.com.

Mens Difficulty

  1. Will Gadd (CAN)
  2. Harald Berger (AUT)
  3. Sean Isaac (CAN)
  4. Rob Owens (CAN)
  5. Aljaz Anderjle (SLO)

Womens Difficulty

  1. Ines Papert (GER)
  2. Kirsten Buchmann (GER)
  3. Audrey Gariepy (CAN)
  4. Anna Torretta (ITA)
  5. Sue Nott (USA)


Mens Speed

  1. Will Gadd (CAN)
  2. Aljaz Anderjle (SLO)
  3. Vince Anderson (USA)
  4. Chris Alstrin (USA)
  5. Sean Isaac (CAN)


Womens Speed

  1. Ines Papert (GER)
  2. Kirsten Buchmann (GER)
  3. Anna Torretta (ITA)
  4. Audrey Gariepy (CAN)
  5. Sue Nott (USA)



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