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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

Sarah Garlick and Jim Surette

January 22, 2019

Sarah Garlick is a climber from North Conway. She’s led expeditions to Greenland, Newfoundland, Patagonia, Peru, Mozambique, and Jordan. She’s the author of two books: Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology (2009) and the National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America(2014). When she’s not climbing, she’s chasing…

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Michael Wejchert, Freddie Wilkinson and Marc Chauvin

January 21, 2019

We have some more Mount Washington Valley local guides up on the blog for you!  While the valley is home base for all of these fellas, they certainly haven’t limited their climbing time to the local crags.  All have notable CVs with international destinations speckling their accomplishment lists.  They’re also all published authors and great…

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Scarpa

January 20, 2019

Scarpa “We are passionate about our sports; we are passionate about boot making; we are passionate about performance.” Stoked to have Scarpa boots back at the Fest!  Check out their demos below! Phantom Tech The lightest and most sensitive boot in our Phantom family for technically demanding winter objectives, the streamlined Phantom Tech has the…

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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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