Don’t Miss the AAC Silent Auction! We’re thrilled to announce the American Alpine Club Silent Auction happening at Ice Fest on Friday Night February 3rd. All proceeds will go towards funding the AAC’s Live your Dream Grant. The MWV Ice Fest is partnering with the American Alpine Club to support northeastern climbers through the LIVE YOUR DREAM Grant. Here at the Ice Fest we’re always brainstorming how to keep inspiring the Northeast climbing community and we love that the AAC Northeast shares the same goals!

The purpose of the Live Your Dream grant is to support and promote unforgettable experiences for climbers. These experiences aim to provide the skills and confidence to realize one’s climbing ambitions; to dream big, to grow as a climber, and to inspire others. The grant seeks to fund individuals or an individual of a small team of all ages and experience levels, as well as a range of climbing disciplines (including but not limited to: bouldering, sport & trad climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, ski mountaineering, peak running, exploration—you name it). So grab a friend or three, a dream big, and send in an application!