Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest 

The biggest Ice Climbing Festival in the Northeast!

North Conway, NH

Feb. 1st-3rd, 2019


Tag your best festival photos #mwvicefest2019 on Instagram

Here’s a cold weather anchor from last year at the #mwvicefest2019. In hindsight, I’m pretty sure that the natural thread around that ice column would have served as a great single point anchor. But alas, this is what I decided to build at the time. Nevertheless, I find myself building anchors like this in the winter often. I look for a natural thread, girth hitch it with a sling and equalize to a screw. This uses only one screw for the anchor which can mean having that screw on the next pitch. Also having an anchor like this can facilitate the descent if you are rappelling from V-threads, finding natural threads like this speeds up the descent because half of your job is already done. As always with ice anchors, inspect the integrity of the ice structure you are attaching yourself with and make good decisions.
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If you get guest guides and outdoorresearch athletes lexisiegs & emiliedrinkwater during the #mwvicefest you’ll soon realize you’ve scored big!  These lucky ladies hit the jackpot on Sunday with Alexa & Emilie and had a blast with the ladies clinic!  Thanks for the photo alliep1675 !
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flatbreadnoco, after a long day in the mountains with very negative therms, thank you for letting me thaw out in your restaurant by this fire before my crew came in and crushed pizza after pizza, pitchers of beers and those few glasses of water. We appreciate you letting us eat and drink you out of house and home every day this weekend
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Had an awesome time at mwv_icefest this weekend! Was lucky enough to get on some ice myself yesterday (that’s me on the right). Totally fell back in love!
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Check your feet. Look down, and make sure you are firmly grounded before you move forward into the unknown. What keeps you grounded?
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Andrew Maver on Remission during the Mount Washington Valley ice fest 2019 He climbed the seldom formed direct start to gain the upper ice. Great work Andrew! #mwvicefest2019 #northeastice #iceclimbing #getoutside
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Lost in a sea of ice, Sunday morning bliss. So much fun to spend time with great people at what has developed in to an amazing event #mwvicefest2019 #iceclimbing #iceisnice #alittlesufferingisgoodforthesoul #northconway #petzl #beerthirty #26yearsstrong
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Today didn’t suck..... #Crawfordnotchdelivers alexandersmith22 staying coooool on the send of ‘Snot Rocket’. Definitely character building conditions out there today!! The night was capped off with an amazing presentation by annegilbertchase and winning some new camp1889 crampons as well as some other goodies!! mwv_icefest was a success again this year!!💥 #mwvicefest2019 #iceisnice #mixedisbetter #neiceconditions #snoticles
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The conditions are great in the Mount Washington Valley for this upcoming event. And we have some great presenters this year: Angela VanWiemeersch & Anne Gilbert Chase. So come join NEice for all the fun! We will have hot soup for all the climbers during the Apres Hour at IME on Friday & Saturday.

MWV ice fest poster 2019

Activities and Information

Ice Climbing, Mixed Climbing, & Mountaineering Clinics

Free Demos, Apres Hour, Access Fund Silent Auction, & Evening Presentations

Evening Presenters: Angela VanWiemeersch & Anne Gilbert Chase

Official Ice Fest Beneficiary: Access Fund

website: www.mwv-icefest.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest/

Instagram: @mwv_icefest

And on NEice at https://www.neice.com/xenforo/index.php?threads/2019-mount-washington-valley-ice-fest.828/

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