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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

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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Asolo

January 5, 2019

NH climbing great Henry Barber will be at the Asolo demo booth helping outfit Ice Fest with a killer line up of climbing boots.  From Henry about boot fitting: “Fit is critical to not only performance but warmth also, come by our booth and find out why. We will be fitting all clients using a…

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Angela VanWiemeersch- Friday evening presenter!

January 4, 2019

A big thank you to Grivel for bringing Angela VanWiemeersch out for her first MWV Ice Fest!  Angela will be presenting  on Friday evening  at Theatre in the Wood, as well as guiding on Saturday and Sunday!  Psyched to have her join us, and to hear about her exploits on ice Friday night.  She will…

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Nick Aiello-Popeo

January 2, 2019

Guest guide Nick Aiello-Popeo is back for 2019!   Since we saw him last year Nick has kept busy with several expeditions abroad, and to Alaska.  He also has taken advantage of his front row seat to ephemeral NH conditions, climbing classics such as Omega on Cannon Cliff when the time is right.  Nick is…

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Anne Gilbert Chase Saturday evening presenter!

December 31, 2018

“Alpine Dreams: From India to Iran and the Space Between” Petzl is bringing Anne Gilbert Chase is back for Ice Fest, this year! She will be presenting Saturday evening, Feb 2 at our evening event at Theatre in the Wood in Intervale.  The presentation will focus on her big mountain exploits: climbing in remote places…

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Arc’teryx

December 30, 2018

We’re psyched to have Arc’teryx back with a fleet of demo goods for you to try out this year.  Arc’teryx is based out of BC, and has the mountains embedded into its every stitch.  Our friends at Arc’teryx Boston host many events at their Newbury Street store.  Check out their list of events for informative,…

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Kong USA

December 23, 2018

Kong USA is returning for it’s second year at Ice Fest!  They’re back this year with a demo lineup of new crampons and the Soul Ice Axe.  All Kong’s equipment is designed and manufactured in Monte Marzeno, Italy.  They’re bringing their Soul Ice Axe, with its wooden core it’s promised to be vibration free!  New…

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Ryan Stefiuk and Max Lurie

December 21, 2018

Welcome back guest guides Ryan Stefiuk and Max Lurie! Ryan Stefiuk ducked out of professional guiding a few years ago and became an RN. He works on a cardiac care floor in western MA.  He’s certainly kept busy developing ice/mixed routes in the Catskills, scrubbing obscure rock climbs in western Massachusetts and climbing big remote…

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