We may have already announced that CAMP will be back at this year’s event, but we had to bring it up again because these guys just keep delivering!  Now we’d like to announce the return of CAMP athlete and Guest Guide – Katie Bono – to the 25th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!

This will be Katie’s second MWV Ice Fest, and we are stoked that she’s back!  Katie is known for her speed ascents in the big mountains and for pulling hard on mixed climbs.  In 2012, she broke the women’s speed record on Mount Rainier, climbing the mountain round trip in 4:58 (most people climb it in 3 days!).  And just last summer, Katie set a new female speed record on North America’s tallest – Denali – climbing the West Buttress in 21:06!  She’s also the first American women to climb M13.  NBD.

Katie will be guiding all three days of Ice Fest, working an array of female-focused clinics.  On Saturday, she will be teaching the Ladies Mixed Climbing Clinic – an advanced level clinic focused on the techniques required to conquer challenging mixed terrain.  Who better to learn from?!

Welcome back, Katie!  And thanks again CAMP for making it happen!

Check out this great Alpinist article on Katie’s Denali Speed Record.