Michigan Ice Climbing, It’s Not for the Faint of Heart

Climbing hundreds of feet up an ice column, with Lake Superior surging below, is not for everybody … but it is for these winter-hungry muchachos.

Traverse city photographer Erik Olsen takes us ice climbing in the Upper Peninsula. Read his story and see more photos in the January 2018 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Here are a few shots from his Michigan ice climbing adventure.

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Part of the fun is getting to the climb … 

Let’s climb!

Michigan Ice Climbing

Michigan Ice Climbing

Michigan Ice Climbing

Michigan Ice Climbing

A much-needed lunch break …

Michigan Ice ClimbingWho’s next …

Michigan Ice Climbing

Michigan Ice Climbing

Michigan Ice Climbing

Order the Michigan Wisconsin burger. 

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