Bayard at the top of Pitch 1 of Painted Wall. Photo by Kevin Mahoney

Good morning Ice Festers! We’re happy to tell you that the Mount Washington Valley’s very own Bayard Russell is back on board as a Guest Guide again this year! Bayard is an athlete for both of our headlining sponsors; Outdoor Research and Sterling Rope! This past winter, he went to Scotland to represent the American Alpine Club for an International Meet hosted by the British Mountaineering Council. While there he got a taste of the scrappy alpine climbing Scotland is famed for. You should check out this awesome video he made of his trip!

At Ice Fest this year, Bayard will be joining us for the following clinics:

Outdoor Research’s Intro to Mixed Climbing Clinic on Friday

Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills on Saturday

To register call us directly at 603.356.7064 or visit the contact page and fill out the pre-registration form. Make sure you sign up soon! Space is limited!