Double whammy today folks! We’re psyched to be welcoming back Ice Fest Sponsor Mountain Hardware again this year! They’ve got a lot of awesome outdoor climbing gear to offer you; including jackets, pants and even tents and sleeping bags! Be sure to check them out and stop by their table to see what they have to demo this year!

Photo by Anne Skidmore

Mountain Hardware Athlete Freddie Wilkinson¬†will be in the mix of Guest Guides again this year! Fun fact of the day is that he has been named one of Rock and Ice’s Best Climbers of 2012! Congratulations, Freddie! He’s a local hardman who’s traveled all over the world making climbing his profession; and he’s damned good at it too! This year he was also nominated for and won the Piolets d’Or along with Mark Richie and Steve Swenson for the first ascent of Saser Kangri II in 2011!

This year Freddie is going to be guiding at the following clinics

Saturday: Julbo’s Intro to Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills

Sunday: Sterling Rope’s Mixed Master Clinic

Make sure you sign up soon! Space is limited! To get registered you can call us directly at 603.356.7064 or you can head over to the contact us page and fill out the pre-registration form!