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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

American Alpine Club

January 28, 2020

American Alpine Club The AAC Vision is a simple one.  A United Community Of Competent Climbers And Healthy Climbing Landscapes.  A simple vision in a complicated landscape.  We’re stoked to have AAC continue their sponsorship of MWV Ice Fest, the longest running Ice Climbing Festival in the United States. There are tons of benefits to…

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Ted Teegarden

January 25, 2020

Ted Teegarden Ted Teegarden is now working for the AMGA as the national Accreditation Manager!  He is also a Teaching Lecturer in Adventure Education at Plymouth State University.  Ted lives in Littelton, NH and guides in NH, and beyond! Certifications AMGA Certified Rock Instructor AMGA Single Pitch Provider AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide ACA Swift Water Rescue AIARE…

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Protect Our Winters at Ice Fest!

January 24, 2020

Big POW announcement time! We’re psyched to let you know about a new addition to the Friday night event line up.  After Jon Walsh’s feature presentation, we are stoked to host a Protect Our Winters Climate Panel. Protect Our Winters will be hosting a moderated discussion called “Climb For Climate” which will focus on the…

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La Sportiva demo gear

January 24, 2020

Welcome back La Sportiva!  Visit Ice Fest friend Doug Madara at the La Sportiva booth and get hooked up with the perfect Mountaineering boots for your clinic! 2020 Demo Fleet: Nepal Evo The Nepal Evo GTX is the trusted, classic mountaineering boot that merges traditional construction with modern materials and an updated aesthetic. They provide…

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Marcus Garcia

January 21, 2020

We are stoked to announce that our friends at Sterling Rope are sending Marcus Garcia our way this year for Ice Fest!  An accomplished climber and instructor, Marcus owns Durango Rock Lounge, where he dedicates most of his waking hours to teaching the next generation of climbers. Check out this Rock and Ice Article about…

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Boogalows

January 17, 2020

Boogalows Island BBQ will be back serving up warm Island fare as you return from your day of climbing!  Every clinic participant will be served hot food when they return!  Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore options abound!  The addition of a hot vegan curry soup last year was tops and we’re psyched to offer…

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Max Lurie

January 16, 2020

Max Lurie started his Ice Fest career as an IMCS guide, now we’re totally pleased to welcome him home as a guest guide for 2020!  Max is originally from Bath, Maine and called the MWV home for many years before going west to guide in the PNW and Colorado.  He started guiding in 2008 here…

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Hyperlite

January 14, 2020

Welcome back Hyperlite Mountain Gear! Stoked to have an awesome demo gear fleet heading our way from Hyperlite Mountain Gear!  Hyperlite designs AND manufactures their packs in Biddeford, Maine.  Their goal is efficiency, and their effort well worth it!  These packs are workhorses in the mountains.   “OPTIMIZED LIGHTWEIGHT GEAR FOR PASSIONATE ALPINISTS, BACKPACKERS, THRU-HIKERS…

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Katie Bono

January 13, 2020

Big Thanks to CAMP for bringing Katie to Ice Fest this year!  Katie is an accomplished all around mountain athlete with speed records and competition climbing wins.  She now adds medical student to her impressive CV. Check out her recent submission to Arcteryx’s Bird Blog.  We love what this crusher has to say about balancing…

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Graham Zimmerman

January 9, 2020

Welcome to MWV Ice Fest Graham Zimmerman!  We’re psyched to have you at Fest both as presenter and instructor this year.  Graham is an Outdoor Research athlete, alpinist, filmmaker, photographer, writer, and climate activist.  He currently resides in  Bend, Oregon with his partner and labradoodle (two separate entities).  In 2010 he won New Zealand’s “Alpinist…

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