The Gitchi Gumee Project

In the Ojibwe language, Lake Superior is called Gitchi Gumee,
meaning big water, or the shining blue sea water.

For the 2020 Michigan Ice Fest we are creating a pilot program to bring inner city youth from the Midwest to experience the natural beauty of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and to learn the sport of ice climbing.

We feel it is an ethical imperative to keep our sport, and our community, open to anyone who wants to join. No exceptions. Many groups are underrepresented in our sport and we’d like to work to remove the barriers to their representation.