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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

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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Ted Teegarden

January 25, 2020

Ted Teegarden Ted Teegarden is now working for the AMGA as the national Accreditation Manager!  He is also a Teaching Lecturer in Adventure Education at Plymouth State University.  Ted lives in Littelton, NH and guides in NH, and beyond! Certifications AMGA Certified Rock Instructor AMGA Single Pitch Provider AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide ACA Swift Water Rescue AIARE…

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Outdoor Research peeps! Alexa, Peter and Bayard back at Fest!

December 14, 2019

These Outdoor Research ambassadors work and play here in the Mount Washington Valley.  Treasure troves of local beta, count yourself lucky if you get to climb with one of these crushers! Bayard has climbed ice and rock all over the world but is happiest when climbing near his home right here in the Mount Washington…

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Sterling Rope

December 12, 2019

We heart these ropes, big time!  Made in USA, these ropes are local, dependable, and we love climbing on them.  Sterling’s goal is to give total reliability on their end, so you can feel confident going into all your endeavors, whatever they may be.  Sign up for a clinic today and you will undoubtedly be…

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PETZL demo

December 9, 2019

Welcome back longtime sponsor, Petzl!  Petzl is bringing one of their biggest demo fleets to date for MWV Ice Fest 2020.  Check out their inventory below and start dreaming about getting kitted out! Having trouble deciding where to start?  Petzl put together HOW TO CHOSE THE RIGHT ICE TOOL.  Its a great guide to start…

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Emilie Drinkwater- Outdoor Research Athlete

December 5, 2019

Welcome back to MWV Ice Fest Emilie!  We’re so stoked to get this Outdoor Research athlete and super dialed guide back to instruct for us in 2020.  Emilie currently lives out in Salt Lake City, Utah, but grew up here in the Northeast! Emilie was just the 9th woman (and 100th American) to obtain an…

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