Coffee Talks


Our Coffee Talk programs are an opportunity where we invite Ice Fest participants to come in and start their day with a  delicious cup of Gallery Coffee Company coffee and learn about hot topics and current issues in the climbing world.  All of our presentations start at 8am & 9am and are finished by 9:45am just in time for climbers to head on out to the ice!

Coffee Talks sponsored by Gallery Coffee Company

Stay tuned for our 2023 Coffee Talk Schedule


Angela Limbach
9AM – Gallery Coffee Co.

Angela Limbach member of USA WORLD CUP ICE CLIMBING TEAM and 2021 winner of the annual Ouray Mixed Climbing Competition will speak on the challenges of competition


Katie McKinstry – From Equine to Alpine: An Artists Journey
8AM – Gallery Coffee Co.

A journey from riding and competing horses to climbing ice to pursuing a career in graphic design and how seemingly unrelated experiences can lead to finding your passion.

Phill Henderson – Full Circle
9AM – Gallery Coffee Co.

In 2022, a group of climbers will make history as the first all Black team to attempt to summit of Mt. Everest to showcase their tenacity and highlight the barriers that exist for Black communities in accessing the outdoors.


Mo Beck
8AM – Gallery Coffee Co.

2019 National Geographic Explorer of the Year, Maureen Beck chairs the USAC Paraclimbing Committee and through the nonprofit Paradox Sports, she spreads awareness of adaptive climbing and introduces differently abled people to climbing by providing adaptive climbing training at facilities across the country.

Marcus Garcia – Finding Meaning
9AM – Gallery Coffee Co.

The grieving process is an emotional whirlwind. Marcus shares why being a mentor is so powerful and rewarding and adds meaning to the process.