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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

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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Welcome back Anne Gilbert Chase and Majka Burhardt

December 20, 2019

Psyched to welcome back these two rad Patagonia athletes.  Last winter Majka and Anne Gilbert hopped north of the border for a little send-fest in Quebec. Photos here are courtesy of Jason Thompson!!  Get in a clinic with these ladies, real deal crushers right here!! From Majka: “Last winter was a really fun and successful…

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Welcome back Barry Blanchard!

December 17, 2019

We’re psyched to let you all know that Barry Blanchard is back for MWV Ice Fest 2020!  His book The Calling: A Life Rocked By Mountains was awarded  the Boardman Tasker prize for mountain literature in 2015. An absolute legend in the field of alpinism we’re so lucky to have him instructing clinics Friday, Saturday and…

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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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