Boo-yaahhhhhh!!! Lookin’ good Ice Festers!

Check out this forecast! If you were on the fence about coming up this year, we have two words for you: sticky ice!!! Mild temps, but cold and cloudy enough to keep things from melting. Add a little snow into the mix, and you get prime, fat ice conditions!


Here are the top five things that you should absolutely NOT MISS this weekend!!!


Sign up for a clinic! These are the best clinics in the country, taught by the best guides in the country. Don’t miss out! Learn to ice climb, or try mixed climbing for the first time! Refine your snow and ice anchor skills or go for an ascent of Mount Washington. There is still room in clinics on Friday, Saturday and Sunday- but they are filling up quickly! Call IMCS to reserve a spot.

The line of of guest guides this year is incredible!



The American Alpine Club Silent Auction! The amount of seriously nice gear at this is crazy! Friday night, before and after Barry Blanchard’s show, score some sweet new gear and support the AAC’s Live your Dream Grant!



Come to the evening shows! These are open to the public, all are welcome! Friday night, Jeff Longcor and featured presenter Barry Blanchard, and on Saturday Majka Burhardt and featured presenter Tim Emmett, followed by live entertainment from rek’lis! Doors for both events will be at 6:30 pm. Both shows are at Theater in the Wood, just a couple of miles north of North Conway Village. Each show is $10! (Friday is $5 if you are an AAC member!) Oh! And did we say there’d be free beer at the shows? Yup! Our friends at Tuckerman Brewing Co. are hooking us up with three kegs, and you are encouraged to BYOB.

Friday Night’s Featured Presenter Barry Blanchard

Don’t Miss Tim Emmett On Saturday Night!


Apre climbing party at IME! Sponsored by Tuckerman Brewing! Come grab a beer at IME after a long day out ice climbing. From 3:30 to 5:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings!


Big Love Burrito Truck! This is probably the best idea ever. A tricked out van that serves tasty burritos! Dinner made wicked easy and wicked yummy! They will be parked outside IME from 3:30 to 5:30 Friday through Sunday, and at Theatre in the Wood for the evening shows on Friday and Saturday at 6:30.

So come on up and join the party! We can’t wait to see you!