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Marcus Garcia

January 21, 2020

We are stoked to announce that our friends at Sterling Rope are sending Marcus Garcia our way this year for Ice Fest!  An accomplished climber and instructor, Marcus owns Durango Rock Lounge, where he dedicates most of his waking hours to teaching the next generation of climbers. Check out this Rock and Ice Article about…

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Boogalows

January 17, 2020

Boogalows Island BBQ will be back serving up warm Island fare as you return from your day of climbing!  Every clinic participant will be served hot food when they return!  Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore options abound!  The addition of a hot vegan curry soup last year was tops and we’re psyched to offer…

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Max Lurie

January 16, 2020

Max Lurie started his Ice Fest career as an IMCS guide, now we’re totally pleased to welcome him home as a guest guide for 2020!  Max is originally from Bath, Maine and called the MWV home for many years before going west to guide in the PNW and Colorado.  He started guiding in 2008 here…

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Hyperlite

January 14, 2020

Welcome back Hyperlite Mountain Gear! Stoked to have an awesome demo gear fleet heading our way from Hyperlite Mountain Gear!  Hyperlite designs AND manufactures their packs in Biddeford, Maine.  Their goal is efficiency, and their effort well worth it!  These packs are workhorses in the mountains.   “OPTIMIZED LIGHTWEIGHT GEAR FOR PASSIONATE ALPINISTS, BACKPACKERS, THRU-HIKERS…

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Katie Bono

January 13, 2020

Big Thanks to CAMP for bringing Katie to Ice Fest this year!  Katie is an accomplished all around mountain athlete with speed records and competition climbing wins.  She now adds medical student to her impressive CV. Check out her recent submission to Arcteryx’s Bird Blog.  We love what this crusher has to say about balancing…

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Graham Zimmerman

January 9, 2020

Welcome to MWV Ice Fest Graham Zimmerman!  We’re psyched to have you at Fest both as presenter and instructor this year.  Graham is an Outdoor Research athlete, alpinist, filmmaker, photographer, writer, and climate activist.  He currently resides in  Bend, Oregon with his partner and labradoodle (two separate entities).  In 2010 he won New Zealand’s “Alpinist…

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Karsten Delap

January 7, 2020

Welcome back Karsten Delap!  Karsten is joining us from Brevard, North Carolina where he is the owner and lead guide at Fox Mountain Guides.  Fox Mountain Guides is the only AMGA certified rock guide outfit in the southeast!  A La Sportiva athlete, Karsten will be guiding for us Friday- Sunday. AMGA Training and Certifications Held: AMGA…

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BD demo gear

January 3, 2020

“What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond is a company that’s not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since…

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Saturday Evening- Graham Zimmerman and Mark Richey

December 31, 2019

Graham Zimmerman and Mark Richey: Link Sar Since it was first attempted in the 1970s the peak Link Sar in the Pakistani Karakoram has been one the last great unclimbed peaks of the world’s big mountains. Join us as Graham Zimmerman and Mark Richey tell the story of their team’s multi-year quest to climb this…

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Welcome Jon Walsh!

December 23, 2019

Jon Walsh- Arc’teryx athlete and Friday evening presenter! We’re super pleased to welcome Jon Walsh to the MWV Ice Fest lineup this year!  Jon Walsh is an arcteryx alpinist based out of Calgary.  He is a prolific first ascentionist, and a self-described “collector of classic climbs”.  About climbing, in Jon’s words, “The whole physical side…

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