We’d like to give a big old welcome to awesome  CAMP athlete and MWV Ice Fest guest guide, Katie Bono!

Currently a resident of Boulder, CO, Katie got her ice climbing start during college right here in NH!  Her first ice climb was Pinnacle Gully in Huntington Ravine.  A ski racer at the time, she also followed a friend up the Black Dike and credits that as her very first (albeit adrenalized and terrified) mixed climb.

No one can accuse her of not bringing the goods on rock or ice these days!  Katie has climbed and guided all over and is bringing her mixed ice skills to us here in the MWV!  She is guiding the Women’s Mixed Climbing Clinic on Saturday and Outdoor Research’s Mixed Climbing Clinic on Sunday.

Check out this video of Katie and Sarah Hueniken on Nophobia a five pitch M10+ in Alberta, CA.

When I asked her about some of her favorite CAMP and Arc’teryx goods, she let me in on some of her faves:

“I’m head over heels in love with the Cassin X-Dream tool. I am pretty sure it makes me a better climber. Also, I have a huge crush on the Murrin pants by Arc’teryx right now. They are casual pants but sometimes I climb in them because they are super comfortable and flattering. The Arakys shoes and Nuclei FL jacket are super versatile and I use them for everything.”