Friday, February 2nd
10:00 am
Ledge Brewing Company Barrel Room

From systems of exclusion to systems of change
with Mardi Fuller, communications strategist

So you’ve identified systems of exclusion in the climbing industry and in your outdoor community – now what? How do we take action?

In this session we will deconstruct culture, or the customs, social institutions and practices, shared by a group, in order to better understand the outdoor community dynamics that negatively impact people from marginalized groups including Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color and LGBT+ community members.  We will then examine a pragmatic framework for taking action that details how we can shift the conditions that hold a problem in place.  Come prepared to share your ideas and insights – this is an interactive session in which we will collectively build awareness and understanding of our social location and influence, and how to use it.


Saturday, February 3rd
10:00 am
Ledge Brewing Company Barrel Room

Gear Love: Take Care and Repair
with ARC'TERYX gear specialists

We know you love your gear. Come learn tips and tricks from Arc'teryx gear experts to make it all last longer. These skills will not only help you extend the life of your favorite pieces, you'll also reduce the amount of waste that goes into landfills, and take steps towards a more sustainable outdoor industry.


Sunday, February 4th
10:00 am
Ledge Brewing Company Barrel Room

Energetics of Nutrition: How to Prepare and Recover Well During the Winter Season
with Brittni Gorman, Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and ultra-endurance athlete
Does your body struggle through the cold season? Do your imbalances keep you from doing the things that you love? During this workshop you will learn how to prevent and manage imbalances throughout the cold season using ancient healing diet and lifestyle practices of Ayurveda, a science-based medical system.
Brittni is an all-mountain athlete that is always pushing her limits across a variety of different outdoor mediums, across all seasons. After a career in marketing and media production, alongside being a sponsored athlete, she now owns and operates an Ayurvedic health practice, aimed at preventative and long-term wellness through diet and lifestyle choices. She specializes in working with women and athletes through one-on-one consultations, coaching programs, workshops and other educational offerings, and is always excited to share the wisdom and incredible benefits from Ayurveda with anyone and everyone. She loves long mountain bike rides, trail running, skiing, climbing, and trying to tire out her new Australian Shepard puppy, Rosa, which is getting increasingly difficult to do. She is grateful to call the White Mountains home, where she lives with her pup and her fiancé.


Sunday, February 4th
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Ledge Brewing Company

Graham Zimmerman: A Fine Line
Author, activist, and alpinist

How do we reconcile our love of outdoor adventure with the inevitability of loss in high-risk sports? Still in his thirties, Graham Zimmerman has made first ascents from Alaska to Pakistan, and in 2020 he received the Piolet d'Or for his climb on Pakistan's Link Sar with Steve Swenson. A sponsored athlete who is sought out as a climbing partner, Zimmerman knows that he must find a balance between his ambitions as an alpinist and his social responsibilities--as a husband, climate advocate, and community leader.His generation has faced devastating grief in the mountains, including the deaths of Kyle Dempster, Hayden Kennedy, and Inge Perkins, and his cohort has witnessed firsthand the effects of climate change in the form of disappearing glaciers and increasingly erratic weather. Zimmerman writes of the exhilaration he feels while climbing but also the painful realization that summiting at all costs is an outdated model. As A Fine Line traces Graham's journey, mountain lovers everywhere will see themselves in this coming-of-age story of adventure and personal reckoning. (Mountaineers Books)


Online - 4 week series in March
Tuesdays from 7-8pm EST on 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, and 3/26
or; Thursdays 7-8pm EST on 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, and 3/28

Me & White Supremacy 28-Day Challenge
with Brady Callahan and Mickey Hardt

Me and White Supremacy is a 28-day challenge organized by Summits in Solidarity inviting white people to name and speak about white privilege and unintentional racism, based on the best-selling book by Layla Saad.

Join the Ice Fest crew for a special edition with the climbing community! Groups will meet on Zoom one hour per week for four weeks throughout the month of March.

Sign up for Tuesday or Thursday sessions!