Stay tuned for 2020!

Stay tuned for 2020!

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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

OR athletes Bayard Russel, Alexa Siegel and Matt McCormick

January 29, 2019

Big Shout out to our headlining Sponsor Outdoor Research!  We’re still rolling out OR athletes and ambassadors!  Be sure to stop by the outdoor Research table at IME this weekend and chat with these folks about their rad gear!   “Alexa first discovered climbing at the Boston Rock Gym in February of 2003. The gym was…

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Access Fund

January 28, 2019

Every year at Ice Fest, we hold a silent auction to raise funds for non-profits that work hard to support the New England climbing community.  This year, we are excited to be working with the Access Fund as our official beneficiary.  Locally, Access Fund and Northeast Regional Director, Mike Morin have been hard at work on a…

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AAC

January 27, 2019

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 joining the AAC,…

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Alain Comeau, Bob Baribeau, and Craig John

January 26, 2019

Alain Comeau has been working as an instructor and guide since the 1970s.  He is the owner of New England Mountain Guides here in NH.  2009 AMGA Guide of the Year and 2017 AMGA Lifetime Achievement Award are just a couple of the accolades due to Alain.  These days Alain specializes in adaptive rescue systems…

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La Sportiva

January 26, 2019

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! “Our mission is to bring you the best technical products to explore the outdoors. For 89 years we have been producing innovative products and we are looking forward…

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Rab

January 25, 2019

Welcome back Rab Equipment!  Stoked to have Rab back to demo their jackets and gloves at Ice Fest this year! About Rab: “Today, we are ceaseless in our commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity and pioneering spirit. We make rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that give you absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the…

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Patagonia

January 23, 2019

Stoked to have a bevy of Patagonia demo gear heading your way!  Jackets, puffies and backpacks, oh my!  They’ll also be traveling with one of their folks from their Worn Wear program.  Check out the video below to learn more about Worn Wear and how to extend the life of your gear 🙂 Packs: Ascensionist…

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Sarah Garlick and Jim Surette

January 22, 2019

Sarah Garlick is a climber from North Conway. She’s led expeditions to Greenland, Newfoundland, Patagonia, Peru, Mozambique, and Jordan. She’s the author of two books: Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology (2009) and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America(2014). When she’s not climbing, she’s chasing…

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Michael Wejchert, Freddie Wilkinson and Marc Chauvin

January 21, 2019

We have some more Mount Washington Valley local guides up on the blog for you!  While the valley is home base for all of these fellas, they certainly haven’t limited their climbing time to the local crags.  All have notable CVs with international destinations speckling their accomplishment lists.  They’re also all published authors and great…

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Scarpa

January 20, 2019

Scarpa “We are passionate about our sports; we are passionate about boot making; we are passionate about performance.” Stoked to have Scarpa boots back at the Fest!  Check out their demos below! Phantom Tech The lightest and most sensitive boot in our Phantom family for technically demanding winter objectives, the streamlined Phantom Tech has the…

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