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The latest from the Ice Fest Crew.

Showing: New England premier of HIGHER GROUND

December 14, 2007

Mark your calendars! The Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival will host the New England premier of Higher Ground, a new climbing flick by Alex Lavigne and Chris Alstrin of HG Productions. We will be showing excerpts from the film on Saturday, February 9, starting at 7:30 pm at the Cranmore Fitness Center climbing wall.From the…

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2008 Ice Fest SKILLS CLINICS

December 10, 2007

Want to improve your swing? Become a more efficient ice leader? Want to push your mountain skills to the next level? Check out the 2008 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival SKILLS CLINICS, offered by the International Mountain Climbing School. A list of all the clinics can be found on the Ice Fest web page. Don’t…

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Register now! Mark Synnott’s Introduction to Mixed Climbing CLINIC

December 6, 2007

Looking to try something new? Sign up for Mark Synnott’s clinic: An Introduction to Mixed Climbing, held Thursday and Friday during Ice Fest (Feb 7 and Feb 8). Mark, an athlete for The North Face and a Mount Washington Valley local, will help bring your winter climbing into a whole new dimension. Petzl is proud…

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FREE BEER!

December 3, 2007

That’s right, folks, the Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival now has an official beer sponsor! What more could an ice climber want???

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Headlining Sponsors Announced!

December 3, 2007

We are proud to announce the headlining sponsors for 2008: Asolo, Lowe Alpine, and Mammut! Thanks to the generous support of these companies, the 2008 Ice Fest is shaping up to be the best yet! Be sure to check out these companies’ booths at the gear demo, upstairs at IME every day of the festival…

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Lining Them Up!

November 29, 2007

Our sponsors are getting ready to represent at the Ice Fest! The list of companies that want to be involved this year looks awesome! They’ll have demo gear available for climbers who are visiting for the weekend and for clients who are ready to climb and learn! We are talking boots, crampons, axes, tools, helmets,…

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It’s starting to look like winter…

November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the snow is falling… IMCS owner Brad White got out to sample the ice in Tucks recently and he is happy to report that the season is shaping up nicely. Let’s cross our fingers for more! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Majka Burhardt to be a guest guide!

November 14, 2007

Author, climber, and guide Majka Burhardt is coming to Ice Fest! Majka, an AMGA-certified guide from Colorado Mountain School, will be leading several women’s climbing clinics during the festival and will be opening up one of the slide show evenings. Majka’s presentation, “Ice Again,” will tell her story of returning to ice climbing after a…

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Raffle & silent auction benefit announced!

November 9, 2007

We are pleased to announce that the proceeds from this year’s Ice Fest raffle and silent auction will go to a scholarship fund for the IMCS Youth Rock Camp. IMCS runs a six-day Youth Rock Camp every summer in the White Mountains. This year we hope to have enough funds to give at least one…

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Colin Haley to give slide show!

November 8, 2007

He’s funny, he’s fun, and he’s also a world-class bad-ass. Seriously. We’re stoked to have Colin Haley skip a few classes from his senior year at University of Washington to come play on the ice with us. Colin will present a slide show about his ascent with Kelly Cordes of a 1,400-meter ice route up…

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