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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

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 Will…

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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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Ben Is Back!

January 11, 2008

Ben Gilmore is back! He is THE quintessential New England climber. Humble, modest, friendly, and an incredible climber. Are we more than psyched he’s on the IMCS team?YES! We’d like to give you a little background of what we know and like about Ben.1. He fires out crux pitches when it NEEDS to happen! Yeah…

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Ice Fest presenters making headlines

January 2, 2008

Check out the links below to read more about Ice Fest 2008 feature athletes Colin Haley, Maxime Turgeon, Will Mayo, Mark Richey, and Mark Synnott. New Route and Rare Repeat in Patagonia, Climbing Hot Flashes, Jan 4, 2008 Patagonian Weather Keeps Strong Teams at Bay, Alpinist Newswire Dec 19, 2007 CANNON’S MOST DIFFICULT, SUSTAINED WINTER…

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Alpine- and Ice-Climbing STARS To Appear at Ice Fest

January 2, 2008

For those of you who are veterans of Ice Fest, you know that each year we bring in the biggest and brightest stars of modern ice, mixed, and alpine climbing to teach clinics, give slideshows, and just be around to hang out with the rest of us climbing mortals. We are especially proud of the…

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Happy New Year!

December 31, 2007

Happy New Year everyone! All of us at IMCS and IME hope you had a wonderful holiday. We’re having an epic winter up here in the North Country—keeping everyone in cheerful spirits. If you’re thinking about buying any new ice gear this winter, you should consider coming up to the Gear Demo at Ice Fest.…

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Spread The Word

December 19, 2007

Our poster is officially done! They will be spread all over New England and further! Please let us know if you know a specific place where it should be up! Such as a new store, gym, or college outing club! Just click on “comment” below this post and let us know! We would be psyched…

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