This year, we are excited to offer clinic participants some fresh options when it comes to clinic choices.  Here they are!  Feel free to call the IMCS office for more information or to make a reservation – 603-356-7064.

Marc Chauvin’s Mountain Guide Manual Clinic

What is it:  Señor Chauvin is a master, and a man full of tricks who does an excellent job of breaking the mold when it comes to climbing’s technical systems.  If you’re at all skeptical, check out his book, The Mountain Guide Manual, that this clinic is based on.  The focus of this clinic will be to provide recreational climbers with some of the technical tools used by guides to climb more safely and efficiently in teams of three.

Who’s it for:  This one’s for folks who already have a significant amount of multi-pitch ice climbing experience and are often out there on the sharp end.  If you’re looking for ways to climb faster, and for ideas on moving more efficiently as a team of 3, then this one is for you.

When is it:  Saturday, February 3rd; Sunday, February 4th

Veterans Ice Climbing Clinic

What is it:  An opportunity to gather with fellow Veterans and active duty military and simply go out climbing.  There will be climbs appropriate for those who are brand new to the sport, and those who have been climbing for many seasons.  IMCS guides A.J. Hunter (USA, Retired) and Conrad Yager (USMC, Retired) will lead the trip.

Who’s it for:  All former and active U.S. military members, regardless of prior experience.

When is it:  Sunday, February 4th

Holderness Friends & Family Clinic

What is it:  Make Parents’ Weekend even better this year with this special clinic!  Join Holderness Climbing Coach, Erik Thatcher, and Holderness alumnus, Jordan Cargill, for a fun day on the ice.  Give it try, pick up some tricks, and push your limits!  All experience levels welcome.

Who’s it for:  This clinic is offered exclusively to Holderness students, parents, alumni, and faculty.   All experience levels welcome.

When is it:  Sunday, February 4th

Mount Washington Observatory Overnight

What is it:  A winter ascent of Mount Washington, complete with a night spent on the summit!  Enjoy the harsh beauty of the mountain as you climb the Lions Head trail, and then after your summit celebration, hole up in the famous Mount Washington Observatory for a lovely night above all of New England.  The MWOBS will provide dinner, breakfast, a tour of their facilities, and a warm and comfy place to sleep!

Who’s it for:  Unfortunately, if you didn’t already sign up, then this clinic isn’t for you.  We already filled it…  But keep an eye out for an Overnight clinic next year, or check out the IMCS website to see if their trip later in the season might work for you.

When is it:  Friday, February 2nd – Saturday, February 3rd