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Step Right Up: Demo Time!

February 4, 2008

Are you wanting to try mono-points? Want to go leashless? Aren’t in love with your boots? Want to try some new warm gloves? The IMCS Ice Fest is here for you!But seriously, we have a ton of demo’s that will be available to the public throughout the Ice Fest! You can check out gear Thursday…

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Après Parties No Longer Just For Skiers

January 30, 2008

Please join us for the 2008 Ice Festival’s Après Climb PartyFriday, February 84:30–6:00 PMI.M.E sponsored by Tuckerman Brewing Co. and Mammut. Mingle with fellow ice climbers and mountaineers, chat it up with Ice Fest celebrities like Max Turgeon and Josh Wharton, drink some free beer from Tuckerman, and enjoy the tight-knit climbing community of New…

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Sign Up Time!

January 27, 2008

Have you noticed the variety we offer with our courses, clinics, and guided ascents during the Ice Fest? Check it out, find what you’ve been wanting to do, and give us a call! Don’t find what you’re looking for? Let us tailor a clinic to your needs.IMCS: 603.356.7064 A list of all the clinics can…

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Will Mayo to give a slideshow about New England Ice and Mixed!

January 24, 2008

We are pleased to announce that Will Mayo will be presenting a slide show during Ice Fest on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 pm. Will is going to kick-off the evening on Friday night with a show about the ice and mixed climbing here in our own backyard. We love watching shows about radical routes…

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Swing an axe with Mark Synnott!

January 22, 2008

There are still a few spots left in Mark Synnott’s Intro to Mixed Climbing courses during Ice Fest! From the basics of dry-tooling to transitioning from rock to ice and back again, Mark will give you the skills to explore a whole new winter world. Plus, you get to spend the day with Mark, who…

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Will Mayo a Top Finisher in Ouray; Next Stop: Mount Washington Valley

January 18, 2008

At 8th place overall, New England ice master Will Mayo was the top U.S. finisher at the recently held Ouray Ice Festival. After dropping a tool on his final route, Mayo managed to keep climbing, hoisting himself up a man-made obstacle with a single tool and thoroughly entertaining the crowd. Check out a photo of…

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Ice Fest SCHEDULE

January 16, 2008

Confused about what’s happening when for this year’s Ice Fest? Download a PDF of the official ICE FEST SCHEDULE here. Or click on the image below for a full-size version in your browser.

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IMCS Guides in the News

January 16, 2008

IMCS guides Peter Doucette and Freddie Wilkinson are up on the latest Hot Flashes from Climbing magazine. Check out the article about their new first-ascent on Cannon. Peter Doucette will be guiding each day during Ice Fest. Want to climb with him? Call the IMCS office! 603-356-7064

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Recycle Your Ropes!

January 16, 2008

We are proud to announce that Sterling Rope will have their Rope Redemption Program at the Ice Fest! For years Sterling Rope has recycled the nylon waste fiber that is left over from even the most efficient manufacturing processes—now they can take used dynamic climbing ropes and recycle those as well! Yep, it’s cool to…

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Josh Wharton to give a slide show!

January 11, 2008

Ok, the good news first: Mammut athlete and all around climbing mad-man Josh Wharton is coming to Ice Fest! Check out Josh’s climbing bio on the Mammut website. Josh will be giving the feature slide show on Saturday night and will teach clinics and private guided ascents during the festival. Call the IMCS office to…

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