We are very excited to welcome two of our guest guides to Ice Fest, Marc Chauvin and Nick Aiello.  Marc is an IFMGA certified guide, which the highest level of recognition in guiding and we are so psyched to have him!  He is also a wilderness First Responder and AIARE Level III Avalanche Certified. Marc has over 35 years of climbing experience and has guided and climbed all over the country and around the world. He had done numerous trips to Mount McKinley, Aconcagua, The Himalayas, Ecuador and Peru. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to climb with this legendary guide! On Friday, you can join Marc for an Ice Climbing For Rock Climbers!

We are also excited to welcome Nick Aiello! Nick has been climbing New England’s rock and ice for nearly a decade. The skills Nick learned and mastered here in New Hampshire have armed him with the experience needed on his many trips to the Cascades and Alaska. He’s spent more than two months of his life on Denali, over three expeditions (one personal, two guiding), reaching a highpoint of around 19,000′ via the steep Messner Couloir. Nick has also spent time climbing Mt. Rainier, and in the Central Alaska Range’s Ruth Glacier, but he still enjoys a cold day climbing Cannon’s Black Dike, or guiding alpine rock on Mt. Katahdin, in northern Maine.  Climb with Nick during Friday’s Steep Ice Cimbing Clinic or a Two-Day Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course, taking place Saturday and Sunday!

Clinics are filling up quickly so sign up soon!