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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

Access Fund- 2020 Beneficiary!

November 27, 2019

Access Fund is back as our official MWV Ice Fest non-profit beneficiary for 2020!  They have had a super busy year nationally, as well as right here in the Northeast.  A portion of the door proceeds on Friday evening, as well as 100% of the silent auction proceeds, go to supporting this organization.  They work…

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Matty Bowman

November 26, 2019

Matty Bowman is back!  Matt resides just “North of the Notch” in Berlin.  He co-owns  the White Mountain Cafe and Bookstore, is an awesome Dad, and guides for NEM!  Matt got hooked on the Whites when he spent a stint caretaking the Harvard Cabin at the base of Huntington Ravine, a storied refuge for climbers in…

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Lodging

November 25, 2019

Hey folks! Hop on over to our LODGING page to check out some deals for Ice Festers!!  Book your clinics and rooms, ASAP!!  Ice Festers get discounts at Eastern Slope Inn and Comfort Inn right here in North Conway.  Also, check out White Mountain Hostel in Conway for bunk-style accommodations (and private rooms)!  

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Ben Mirkin

November 20, 2019

Our friend Ben Mirkin is back!  Pictured on the Beckey-Chouinard route in the Bugaboos last summer, Ben lives, guides and teaches here in New England year round.  Ben is a professor at Northern Vermont University, just over the border in the North East Kingdom of VT.  Last year Ben added to his already beefy credentials…

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Matt Shove

November 18, 2019

Matt Shove is the owner of Ragged Mountain Guides in CT, founded in 2010. Matt instructs all over the Northeast, he also leads technical courses and mountain trips in ranges and crags all over the US.  He has conducted training programs for elite mountain warfare soldiers, and the US Coast Guard, and was a Technical Editor for…

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Keith Sidle

November 12, 2019

New guest guide alert!! Welcome to Ice Fest, Keith!  Keith Sidle first discovered ice climbing right here in the Mount Washington Valley over a dozen years ago, and hasn’t missed a season since.  Keith has been guiding for the past nine years, splitting time between MWV winters and the Tetons in the summer.  In his…

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CAMP brings back Jesse Huey!

November 5, 2019

Big welcome back to our friends at CAMP USA!  We’re psyched to have these guys back in our corner supporting another awesome MWV Ice Fest. They’ve got tons of rad gear NEW FOR 2019 and we can’t wait to try the heck out their demo fleet this year!  C.A.M.P. stands for history, innovation, quality and…

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Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

October 15, 2019

Hey folks!  ESAW is here early this year.  The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop is October 19 at Fryeburg Academy.  This one day snow science symposium is a great way to get your head into the game of all things snow.  This year the focus is on avalanche rescue and its one not to miss.…

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MWV Ice Fest- year 27!!

October 14, 2019

Leaf peeping’ season is coming to an end someday soon folks.  We’ve got some fun tricks up our sleeves, and tons of treats as well as we head into our 27th year of celebrating  winter climbing in New Hampshire.  Lots of awesome returning guides from IMCS and guest guides, both local and from the wide…

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2019 Photo Booth

September 5, 2019

  Check yo’ self out! https://proofs.mccallisterphoto.com/ice-fest-2019

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