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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

We ♥ Zoe Hart!

January 24, 2009

Zoe doing her thing at a spindrift belay on the Trophy Wall in the Canadian Rockies.We are very excited that Patagonia is sending out Zoe Hart for the 2009 Ice Fest. Originally an east coaster, she is now based out of Chamonix. In her backyard this lady has access to get after it whether it’s…

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The Beta: Ice Holdz Climbers Face-Off

January 19, 2009

Hulk Hogan says “You ready for these guns?” He’s gettin’ psyched for the Climbers-Face Off!!! Photo by Cormac Cordery-Cotter, and Ice Holdz athlete/Hulk Hogan look alike, Rob Cordery-Cotter. When: Friday, Feb. 6thWhere: Cranmore Climbing Wall, North Conway, NHDoors Open: 7:00pmOfficial Start: After Kevin Mahoney’s slideshowRoute Setter: Will MayoFeatured Sponsor: Ice Holdz The Climbers Face-Off Beta:–…

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Nick Yardley: Living the American Dream

January 14, 2009

Nick Yardley showing how he gets it done with help from Doritos & B&J ice cream. Nick arrived in the States from his home land of England in 86, with two back packs and $500 in his pocket. He’s been chasing the American dream with ice axes in hand ever since. From 86 to 95…

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From The Eastside: Emilie Drinkwater

January 12, 2009

Outdoor Research athlete and AMGA certified guide, Emily Drinkwater will be joining the 2009 Ice Fest. This awesome lady was born and raised in New Hampshire (yeah!), and discovered climbing when she was studying at St. Lawrence University. Now she is a full time climbing guide and on the side she has completed three Ironman…

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Quick Update

January 7, 2009

Hi Folks—Just wanted to let everyone know that we’ve updated the Ice Fest schedule page. The clinics are getting booked, so call the climbing school now to reserve your spot!

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We Love Tuckerman’s!

January 6, 2009

We are happy to announce again this year that Tuckerman’s Brewery is one of our wonderful sponsors at the 2009 IMCS Ice Fest! You can grab a pint at the Apres Climbing Hour during the Ice Fest, which is Friday through Sunday from 4:30-5:30pm. Tuckerman’s will also be available during Kevin Mahoney’s slideshow and The…

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Look Out 4 Dean Lords!

January 5, 2009

We’re pumped! Dean Lords is coming out here thanks to Mammut! He first started climbing back in 1988, and his been addicted ever since. His home base is Idaho, but his travels have taken him world wide to scale rock and ice. His favorite thing is to be in the mountains getting on technical mixed…

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Miss Majka

January 2, 2009

Photo by: Bruce Kirkby Meet Majka Burhart. She is one of the awesome guest guides for the 2009 Ice Fest. This lady does it all, and sends too! She is a writer, climber, and an AMGA certified Rock Guide. She has been guiding rock, ice, and alpine terrain since 1998, and now you can hang…

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Step Right Up!

December 29, 2008

Here we go folks! It’s time to get psyched for ICE! It’s also time to think about your IMCS ice climbing resolutions. What do you want work on? Is there anything you want to send? Who to you want to climb with? Do you need to take an avalanche refresher? Come check it out and…

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2009 Ice Fest….It’s Here!

December 3, 2008

Here is the official 2009 IMCS ICE FEST Poster. In case you don’t know, the official dates are February 5th-8th.We have been making some BIG changes for this year, so make sure you mark off those dates in your calendar. With pro climbers, guest guides, free demo’s, Tuckerman’s beer, celebrity slideshow, dry tooling face-off, and…

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