Morning folks!  We want to welcome back a handful of guest guides this morning who are legendarily known to be amazing guides!  If you’re lucky in signing up for clinics with any of these guides, you’ve scored big!  We want to send a big welcome back to Jim Shimberg, Alain Comeau, Lindsey Fixmer and Bob Baribeau!

Jim Shimberg:   Jim has over two decades of guiding experience and excels at rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering guiding and instruction for all skill and experience levels in New Hampshire, the rest of New England and many other of the country’s top rock and ice climbing venues.  His smile and positive energy is infectious and we love having him apart of the event as he brings positivity and psyche wherever he goes!

Alain Comeau:  Alain’s love of people and the natural environment are expressed in his dedication to teaching climbing.  He has been working as an instructor and guide since the early 70’s, climbing from New Zealand to Africa, and extensively in the European Alps.  He is a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and is one of the best in the country!  We’re honored to have Alain back!

Lindsay Fixmer:  Since her initiation into climbing in 1999, Lindsay has travelled to world-class climbing destinations and guides clients of all abilities on rock, ice and alpine climbs.  While Lindsay loves rock climbing she excels as a technician on ice. From the ice meccas such as the Northeast, the San Juan’s in CO, Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT; Cody, WY; to the stunning fjords of Iceland she brings her clients to their peak level of performance.  Lindsey moved out west, and she hasn’t been able to make it back to the MWV Ice Fest for a couple of years.  Thus, we are super amped this talented and awesome lady is back this year!


Bob Baribeau:  Legendary Maine climber & guide Bob Baribeau is back at the MWV Ice Fest this year.  Bob is a passionate and enthusiastic guide and he is an avid outdoorsman. Bob has put up numerous first ascents throughout the White Mountains and is AMGA certified as well.  Definitely count yourself lucky if he is guiding your clinic, another legendary New England climber and guide we are honored to have back at the Ice Fest!