Ryan climbing in Newfoundland

Ice Fest would like to send a BIG warm welcome back to Ryan Stefiuk! Ryan is based out of Western Massachusetts, where he owns and operates Big Foot Mountain Guides. With the Catskills right next door, Ryan has focused his energy on ice and mixed climbing. He has spent time exploring climbing in Newfoundland, The Cascades, The Gunks, The Adirondaks and more!  It a pleasure to watch him effortlessly float up WI5, or gracefully dance his way up committing mixed routes. Not only is Ryan a talented winter climber, he is also an incredible guide and teacher! Ryan is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide, has his Advanced Alpine Guide Course and is a Single Pitch Instructor Course Provider. We are so excited to have him back on board for The 2015 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! Stay tuned to see which clinics Ryan will be teaching this year!


Photo by Silas Rossi

Ryan climbing at Snake Mountain. Photo Credit: Chris Beauchamp

Ryan climbing at Snake Mountain. Photo by Chris Beauchamp