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Life in the Vertical World with Sonnie Trotter: Climbing Keynote Event

  • Horowitz Theatre 8900 114 Street Edmonton, AB, T6G 2S4 Canada (map)

Event Description

Join us as ACMG associate and master climber Sonnie Trotter shares fun memories and inspiring stories of his 20 years in the vertical. 

Sonnie Trotter

Sonnie Trotter is one of the world's most accomplished rock climbers. He was the first Canadian to win a US National Climbing Championship. He has made many first ascents of mountains in Canada and Europe - a few of the hardest ranked climbs on the planet. One of his most famous lines is called, "Cobra Crack", a notoriously difficult finger width crack line in Squamish, British Columbia. Sonnie spends most of his time with his family in the Rockies, saying he will climb in their wild beauty as long his body will allow him. 


Lloyd King has been working with the University of Alberta’s Climbing Centre for over a decade; transitioning the centre from it’s former home in the Butterdome, to the Wilson Climbing Centre. Lloyd is dedicated to engaging new climbers, while still working to inspire experienced climbers to push themselves and grow in their sport. 
He is proud to be a host of annual community events such as; Alberta Climbing Association Youth Rope Competitions, Canada`s National Bouldering series the Tour de Bloc, events for competitive and recreational climbers at the climbing centre, as well as, the founding organizer of the annual Reel Rock screening in Edmonton. Lloyd King is a member of the Climbing Instructors Committee of Canada and an examiner for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). 
He has been climbing for almost two decades traveling all over North America to Western Europe fuelling his passion for being in amazing outdoor environments and seeking out challenging rock climbs in the company of his incredible wife and dogs.


This event is hosted by the Canadian Mountain Network.