Welcome back to Ice Fest, Ben Mirkin! Ben lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where he is a full time professor, Dad as well as mountain guide at Mooney Mountain Guides. Ben is a great instructor and has a more than proficient knowledge of the Whites, stemming all the way back to his days in Tuckerman Ravine.
Ben loves to play outside, in almost any way you can imagine. He works full time as a professor of Adventure Leadership at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon. Prior to NVU, he spent the 9 years at The White Mountain School and served as director of White Mountain Climbing Camp. Ben has taught college Adventure Education courses at UNH, Plymouth State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, in addition to leading extended wilderness courses throughout the American northeast, northwest, Canadian Rockies and Alaska as well as guiding for Mooney Mountain Guides since 2013. Ben is an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker, and a rock and ice climber. He is excited to share his passion for using the outdoors to help students learn and teach.
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Hey Folks, winter is moving in here and we gotta start sharing more of the goods with y’all!
We just got word from our great friends at Outdoor Research that they will be back again as the Headlining Sponsor to this year’s 2019 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!
These guys and gals have been going big for Ice Fest for years, and we couldn’t be more honored and excited to have them back! Stay tuned in the months to come for more info on what Outdoor Research will be bringing to the event. Guest guides, killer demo gear, and unbelievable support! We’ll keep you posted!
In the meantime, check out their story. It’s a sweet little video that makes you feel pretty good about supporting a company like Outdoor Research. Plus, there is tale of how an epic on Denali led to the creation of the company. Pretty wild and impressive!
“It’s not how often we get out as much as how often we want to be out that makes us who we are. Our goal is to do all we can to expand the tribe of people who share our belief that progress is spiritual and life is unimaginable without the quest”.
Cheers! Thanks for being so rad, Outdoor Research! We heart you guys big time!
And don’t forget, the mountains are calling.
International Mountain Climbing School
2733 White Mountain Highway (Rt. 16)
North Conway, NH 03860