This morning, we are psyched to welcome back our headlining sponsor, Outdoor Research! At Outdoor Research, they believe that life gets better the minute you step out the door on a new adventure, no matter how big or small. Outdoor Research is built on the idea that life is an adventure, and the best gear makes it more fun! We are so excited to have them back for another incredible Ice Fest!

In addition to the awesome gear you can demo from Outdoor Research, there will also be some talented OR ambassadors and guides teaching at Ice Fest! Those details soon! For now, we welcome back Outdoor Research Ambassador Emilie Drinkwater! Emilie is an American Mountain Guide, certified (Rock, Alpine, Ski) by the AMGA and licensed internationally by the IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV. Her fifteen year professional career spans the spectrum from the small, rugged mountains of the Northeast to the world’s biggest mountain ranges in Alaska and the Karakoram. Her personal favorite climbs include Polar Circus and the Weeping Wall (Canadian Rockies), Moonlight Buttress (Zion), South face of the South Troll Wall (Alaska), and of course the many outstanding back country routes on Wallface in the Adirondacks. We are so stoked this lady will be with us to guide and hang at the festivities!