Stay tuned for 2020!

Stay tuned for 2020!

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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

Katie Bono

January 18, 2019

Big thanks to CAMP for sending us Katie Bono to guest guide this year!  We’re psyched to have her back guiding days mixed clinics for us this year.   Katie set the women’s speed record on Denali.  Her round-trip time of 21 hours, 6 minutes was the third-fastest time ever recorded on Denali.  Katie is…

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Hometown Heroes – The IMCS Guides (Part 2)

January 16, 2019

We’re back this morning to give a shout out to the remaining guides of the International Mountain Climbing School – the regular cast of characters that can be found guiding and exploring in the White Mountains on a daily basis.  These folks have logged an incredible amount of time in the mountains, at the crags, and on…

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Hometown Heroes – The IMCS Guides

January 15, 2019

It’s time to celebrate the guides of the International Mountain Climbing School – the regular cast of characters that can be found guiding and exploring in the White Mountains on a daily basis.  These folks have logged an incredible amount of time in the mountains, at the crags, and on the backcountry ski runs that the…

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Dawn Glanc: Guest Guide & Outdoor Research Athlete!

January 13, 2019

If you’re a woman or female-identifying, you’ve probably faced this moment. When you’re scrolling through clinics at a climbing festival, or looking through online course offerings somewhere—and you see the “women’s only” option. And you have to decide. Do I choose the course where I’ll be among all genders, or just my own? Maybe it’s…

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Boogalows Island BBQ

January 12, 2019

Boogalows Island BBQ will be back for their third round of serving up fresh, authentic Caribbean bbq! Their food truck will be serving “bites” to clinic participants (included in registration!) during Apres at IME, no need to worry about getting hangry as you return your demo gear at the end of the day! They’ll also…

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Sam Bendroth and Ted Teegarden

January 10, 2019

Ted Teegarden Ted Teegarden is Director of Outdoor Education and Assistant Dean of Students at the White Mountain School, as well as a Teaching Lecturer in Adventure Education at Plymouth State University.  In October Ted guided a week long rock climbing and geology of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains trip. Certifications AMGA Certified Rock Instructor AMGA Single…

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Elite Climb!

January 10, 2019

Eliteclimb is not a factory it’s an independent craftsman- you get tools from my hand to your hand. The lightest ice axe You can find! Welcome to MWV Ice Fest, Eliteclimb!  Eliteclimb is the only producer of certified ice axes in Poland, and the only certified maker of composite axes worldwide. They will be bringing their…

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AIARE Level I

January 9, 2019

MWV Ice Fest offers a Three day AIARE level I course (Fri-Sat-Sun). Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an…

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Local Climbing Coop

January 7, 2019

Here in the Mount Washington Valley there is an exciting ongoing effort to form a community-based bouldering co-op. This is a grassroots organization in its initial stages, and they’re looking for the support of the climbing community to make this dream a reality right here in the Valley. We are so lucky to have amazing…

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Nadav Oakes and Alex Teixeira

January 5, 2019

Nadav Oakes Welcome to MWV Ice Fest, Nadav Oakes!  Born and raised in Israel, Nadav started his climbing career there.  He taught and trained rescue units as well as military rescue and special ops teams.  While living in Israel Nadav spent much of  his free time exploring new areas for climbing and canyoneering in Jordan.…

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