At 8th place overall, New England ice master Will Mayo was the top U.S. finisher at the recently held Ouray Ice Festival. After dropping a tool on his final route, Mayo managed to keep climbing, hoisting himself up a man-made obstacle with a single tool and thoroughly entertaining the crowd.

Check out a photo of Will on the Climbing magazine Hot Flashes site.

Check out a write-up of the event on the Alpinist News Wire site,

Want to climb as hard as Will? Or just hang out with him? (He’s a really nice guy.) Sign up for one of his clinics during the Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival! He is teaching steep ice clinics on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Space is limited, so call the IMCS office today to reserve your spot! 603-356-7064