2017 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest

We are getting so PSYCHED!!!

The Largest Ice Fest in the Northeast is this Weekend!

Since its inception, 24 years ago, this event has been one of the biggest and most well known ice climbing events in the Northeast.

Feb. 3rd-5th, 2017
North Conway, New Hampshire


The Shows

CAMP & CASSIN are bringing a young gun out to give a killer show on Friday.
Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman have been climbing together for years, from dirt-bagging in Yosemite to helicoptering into remote Alaska ranges. With their sights set on the truly big mountains, they enlist the help and mentor-ship of Steve Swenson, who is perhaps the most successful American alpinist of his generation.

Outdoor Research is bringing this awesome Brit over for the Ice Fest!
Guy’s presentation will give the “insider’s view” on Scottish winter climbing – the basics, the ethics, and the different styles of climbing to be found in different parts of the country. He will do this by describing some of his best adventures, which he has been lucky enough to share with some of the scenes most ‘interesting’ characters. His focus is on the more remote, longer and committing climbs rather than the short hard technical test pieces.

Friday & Saturday evening festivities will be taking place again at Theater in the Wood located 4 miles north of IME/IMCS on route 16. 41 Observatory Way – Intervale, NH 03845 (does not work on GPS devices – use the coordinates GPS: 44.101547, -71.153641)

Demo This GEAR!

Why beat up your own gear, when you could test out, try and beat up this gear?! This is one of the coolest parts about the MWV Ice Fest. Check out all the incredible companies you can demo gear from! TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! We’re talking jackets, gloves, ice tools, crampons, helmets, harnesses, packs, boots and MORE! Also Sterling Rope will be there for you to check out and talk to them about what the best ropes they offer for the type of climbing you’re most psyched about!


8am-9am: Demo Gear is open to clinic participants to take out

9am-10am: Demo Gear is open to the public to take out

Demo companies are Outdoor Research, DMM, La Sportiva, Black Diamond, Trango, Adidas, Patagonia, Scarpa, Cilo Gear, Petzl, RAB, Cassin, CAMP USA, Grivel, Julbo, Mammut, Arc’Teryx, Asolo, Hyperlite Mountain Gear, Untapped & Good To Go Food! And you can check out Sterling Ropes at their table!

Guide ME!

Learn from some of the best guides in the Northeast.



Some classes are still available. Check for current availability

International Mountain Climbing School
2733 White Mountain Highway – PO Box 1666
North Conway NH 03860
Phone: (603) 356-7064
Email: guides@ime-usa.com

Soups On!

NEice will be serving up some yummy soup at the AAC table this year once more! You’ll find the NEice.com soup kitchen upstairs at IME during Apres hours from 3:30-5:30 on both Friday and Saturday, at the AAC table.

Full Schedule

More details on the blog & website: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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