On ice: Colorado ice climbing trip involves frozen waterfalls, axes, thrills and chills

“I’m clinging to the surface of a frozen waterfall outside of Telluride, Colo., trusting my life to a pair of ice axes, boots with menacing spikes at the toe and a safety harness.” –Read Pam LeBlanc’s recollection of her first ice climbing trip, offered as a package through the Hotel Telluride.