January 8, 2012
|Welcoming back guest guide Matt Shove!|
We have one more guest guide to add to the roster! Matt Shove is coming back to guide at the 2012 Ice Fest. He joined us for last years Ice Fest, and he is the man when it comes to learning how to climb ice. He likes to break it down so you learn the fundamentals and mechanics before you strike out onto the classic routes. He likes to make sure you can cruise through moderate terrain, so when you get to the hard stuff, you’ve got plenty of juice to left to punch it. He figured this was pretty important after spending 2 winters as the caretaker of the Harvard Cabin, climbing on the moderate alpine terrain of Mt. Washington. Psyched to have you back Matt!
Matt is an American Mountain Guides Association Certified Rock Instructor, and is a full provider for the AMGA SPI Course and Exam as well as the AMGA CWI Program. He served as Technical Editor for the 2nd edition of Dave Fasulo’s acclaimed Climbing Self Rescue, published in June 2011. Matt also runs a climbing training program for the US Coast Guard. Since there’s only so much ice to climb in his neck of the woods, he’s always psyched to get up north to work with his friends at Ice Fest and IMCS!
Don’t wait to sign up! The Matt is specifically guiding: