Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest – 2013

MWVIF Presenters 2013

About..

Since its inception 20 years ago this event has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the Eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. It is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. It continues to provide a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. The Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. Each year we offer a variety of skills-based clinics and exciting slide shows with featured climbers and guides from the New England area and around the world.

Why Climb with us at Ice Fest?

  • You’ll learn from the absolute best! We have the biggest roster of guest guides to date this year
  • You’ll meet lots of other climbers and maybe a future climbing partner
  • There are courses for all abilities
  • Jaw dropping videos/shows
  • Free Gear Demos!
  • Free Food
  • It’s Fun

 

Shows

FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT:

LOCATION: Theater In The Wood, Intervale, NH
TIME: Doors open at 7pm
HOST: DJ Mon Voyage Neon
COST: $10 per night

FRIDAY, FEB. 1st:

  1. Nick Bullock– multi media show
  2. Renan Ozturk, & Freddie Wilkinson– multi media show

The American Alpine Club Silent Auction for the LIVE YOUR DREAM GRANT
AAC membership get in for $5 or FREE if you signup/renew your AAC membership at the door.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2nd:

  1. Silas Rossi & Peter Doucette– 4 min Short Film
  2. Josh Wharton– multi media show
  3. Kyle Dempster–  multi media show

THE 20th ICE FEST BIRTHDAY BASH !!!!!!

More…

http://www.mwv-icefest.com/

http://www.ime-usa.com/imcs/

http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

 

Source: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/

 

 

Getting ready for the comp.

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Almost ready to go! Petra Cliffs indoor climbing comp

Smuggs Ice Bash 2013

SMUGGS ICE BASH – 2013

January 25-27, 2013

The ice is coming back with a vengeance!  With very cold weather building ice all week it should be a great weekend in the Notch! Look for NEice at the the parking lot at the entrance to the Notch for some hot soup and a look at the NEice helicopters! Lets hope the flying weather is good! Hope to see you there.

Friday, January 25


Petra Cliffs Climbing Center, Burlington VT

6:00 – 10:00pm: Smuggs Ice Bash Kick-off Party
Drytooling Competition
Public Dyrtooling Demos
Anne Skidmore Photography Silent Auction
Alden Pellett Newfoundland Slideshow
MORE DETAILS!

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center
105 Briggs St., Burlington VT
(802) 657-3872

$5 entry, any further donation to the KISMET Rock Foundation or CRAG-VT appreciated!

Saturday, January 26

Breakfast available for purchase at The Mix Cafe & Bakery at the Smuggs Inn, open at 7am

Clinics 9am – 3:30pm

2-4pm: Free: Science of Ice Climbing Demo at “Frank’s Creation” aka Guide’s Wall

Aprés climb & dinner available at the Smuggs Tavern

Slideshow Presentation by Kevin Mahoney: First Ascents from New England to Alaska to Nepal; Free
6:00pm  at Smuggler’s Notch Inn & Tavern, 55 Church St., Jeffersonville VT

Raffle to benefit CRAG-VT

Sunday, January 27

Breakfast available for purchase at The Mix Cafe & Bakery at the Smuggs Inn, open at 7am

Clinics 9am – 3:30pm

Ice Bash wrap-up at the Smuggs Inn & Tavern

More info here…http://www.smuggsicebash.com/

Annual Agawa Canyon – Ice Climbers Festival 2013

The 15 th. Annual Agawa Canyon – Ice Climbers Festival & Reunion will take place March 7-10, 2013

Icefest Events!

The Ice Climbing Festivals are almost here!

Be sure to attend one, or all of them if you can!

NEice Ambassador, Guide & Owner of the Petra Cliffs, Andrea Charest will be at the Smuggs Bash &  MWV Icefest.
Photo; Mike Bauman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adirondack Mountain Fest – Jan 18-20, 2013

Smuggs Bash – Jan 25-27, 2013

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest – Feb 1-3, 2013

Catskill Ice Festival – Feb 8-11, 2013

Fund Drive – December 2012

What would the ice climbing season be like without NEice?…Think about it!

It’s time for the year end Fund Drive.

NEice is a community web site run by volunteers, but we still have hard costs to run and maintain the server and the related costs. While sponsors and Google ads help,  it’s the viewer donations that make the difference.

If you like what we are doing and want us to expand our efforts and bring you the best there is in Northeast Ice Climbing. Contribute to the site and make a donation today.

 

Donate!

$25.00 / Season is the standard donation. More is greatly appreciated

It’s Easy!

1. You can click the donation logo below to make a payment using PayPal. PayPal is secure and easy to use system for online payments.

2.You can also send a check payable to NEice.com to the address below

NEice.com

PO Box 360

Bartlett, NH 03812-0360

 I would like to thank this seasons sponsors and supporters

The American Alpine Club
The Mountaineer
Alpine Web
Black Diamond
Outdoor Research
Mountain Tools
Boston AMC Mountaineering Committee
Google
Members Donations

Thanks for your support!

~ Doug Millen

AAC Annual Benefit Dinner – March 2-3, 2012

American Alpine Club 2012 Annual Benefit Dinner in Boston

Weekend focus is Partnership: Climbing through the Generations

American Alpine Club

Golden, CO—Today The American Alpine Club—dedicated to knowledge, inspiration, conservation and advocacy for the climbing community—announced the theme, featured speakers, and destination for its 2012 Annual Benefit Dinner weekend, March 2–3, 2012. The dinner will be held at the Seaport Hotel on the waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts, and will celebrate a year of change and success through the theme of Partnership: Climbing through the Generations.

The weekend will kick off March 2nd with a Friday night Member’s Meeting and Climber’s Gathering, a social evening open to all climbers and attendees. Saturday night’s Annual Benefit Dinner will include waterfront dining, annual awards honoring climbing’s luminaries and rising stars, an auction, and a keynote presentation.

Boston native Mark Richey and climbing partners Freddie Wilkinson and Steve Swenson have been tapped to deliver the keynote, sharing inspiration from their August 2011 Saser Kangri II expedition. The goal was to reach the 7,518-meter summit of the second-highest unclimbed mountain in the world—one of the last frontiers of Himalayan climbing. For Mark and Steve, both in their 50s, the climb was the capstone of their long and already distinguished climbing careers. The story of their expedition will provide a glimpse into the future of exploratory alpinism, highlight the powerful tradition long exemplified by the New England climbing community and The American Alpine Club, and amplify the evening’s theme of partnership across generations.

The Annual Benefit Dinner is the AAC’s signature and largest annual event. In addition to fine dining and entertainment, the Dinner mingles climbers of all generations and abilities to celebrate the vibrant state of this 110-year-old organization.

“This year’s program speaks to themes that resonate deeply at The American Alpine Club. The Swenson-Richey-Wilkenson route on Saser Kangri II—previously the second highest unclimbed peak on Earth—is bold and adventurous,” said Phil Powers, Executive Director at The American Alpine Club. “The intergenerational nature of the team and the amazing story of Steve Swenson’s rescue at the end of the trip resonate with what we value at the AAC.”

In 2011, The American Alpine Club implemented new programs, attained advocacy milestones, and expanded its online and grassroots community resources to provide climbers with more resources and ways to connect with each other. In just the past year, the Club has:

• Hired staff around the country to ensure that the AAC is vibrant in your backyard. These regional coordinators regularly connect with Members by hosting local events, conservation projects, and more.

• Expanded its Member benefits to include rescue insurance, climber-friendly
insurance, expansive discounts, and new and improved places for climbers to stay, such as the rebuilt Snowbird Hut in Alaska and the new AAC Clubhouse in Kathmandu, Nepal.

• Purchased 40 acres of land on the rim of West Virginia’s New River Gorge. The AAC is
working with local conservation and climbing organizations to plan a Climbers’
Campground with amenities walking distance from popular crags.

• Launched a new website, bringing local communities together in a more
user-friendly and attractive online space.

• And in 2012, the Club will break ground on a new Climbers’ Campground with easy access to climbing in New York’s Shawangunks.

“The AAC is at its best when we can be helpful to climbers where they climb—in their own backyards. Bringing the annual dinner to Boston is a tiny example of our increased support of local sections. Just in the last year we have added regional coordinators and new conservation and climbing grants to support needs at the local level,” Powers said.

For more information and tickets, visit americanalpineclub.org/2012dinner <http://www.americanalpineclub.org/2012dinner>

About The American Alpine Club
The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, The American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at americanalpineclub.org. Join the AAC’s online community at facebook.com/americanalpineclub.

 

Contacts:
Erik Lambert
Information & Marketing Director
The American Alpine Club
[email protected]org
(303) 951-4572

Alycia Cavadi
Momentum Media PR
[email protected]
(617) 875-5553

 

Agawa Canyon Ice Festival – 14th Annual

14th Annual Agawa Ice Festival

Join the gang from March 8th to March 11th 2012 at Mile 112 in Agawa Canyon

This is an unique festival as it is without sponsors, slideshows, pubs or hot tubs. We all get off the train at the site of our …winter basecamp and emergency climbers shelter. As the camp is only 100 feet from the tracks climbers bring a huge amount of gear. The allowance is 100 pounds per person. Some bring propane heaters and canvas tents. We bring along a gas generator, lights and a satellite phone

Evenings are spent around a bonfire discussing the canyon and sharing experiences in ice climbing across North America.

Train drops us off on Thursday at 1:20 and picks us up on Sunday around 2:00 pm. The area has plenty of climbs for all abilities. A 2007 guidemap to Agawa Canyon is available through www.climbingcentral.com

Seach google.ca for information on climbing in Agawa Canyon.
Everyone is welcome to attend, email or call if you have specific questions.

Train fares are> $138.00 round trip from Sault Ste. Marie or $53.00 round trip from Frater Station. There is logging taking place to the east of the canyon so the road to Frater will likely be open in March. The forestry company expects to be logging just to the east of Far Off Falls by mid March.

Guiding and gear rental is available as well.
contact us for more information

-Shaun Parent

North of Superior Climbing Company
Shaun Parent
P.O. Box 85 Batchawana Bay, Ontario
P0S-1A0 705-946-6054

FACEBOOK:: northofsuperior climbingcompany
YOUTUBE: NOSCC
[email protected] www.northofsuperiorclimbing.com

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival 2012

February 3rd – 5th 2012

The Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival is one of the premier climbing events in the country. Join us as we celebrate the adventure, the fun, and the camaraderie of ice climbing and winter mountaineering, here in one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. This year we are also offering an AIARE Level I Avalanche Course.

IMCS Ice Fest home page

International Mountain Climbing School

The Ice Fest Blog

Sign up Today! 603-356-7064
We are now taking reservations for all Ice Fest 2012 courses and clinics.

10% discount for College Students!
You must mention you are a college student at the time of registration and you must bring your valid college ID to the ice fest.


Course Descriptions

Friday Clinics and Climbs

Saturday Clinics and Climbs

Sunday Clinics and Climbs

Registration and Cancellation Information

Be Sure to Visit all of our great sponsors

Why Climb with us at Ice Fest?

  • You’ll learn from the absolute best
  • You’ll meet lots of other climbers and maybe a future climbing partner
  • There are courses for all abilities
  • Jaw dropping videos
  • A slide show and talk by the one and only Will Gadd
  • A very cool indoor dry-tooling competition
  • Free Gear Demos!
  • Free Food
  • It’s Fun

Friday evening will feature A multi-Media show with Will Gadd and our dry-tooling competition at the Cranmore Fitness Center climbing wall along with a raffle. On Saturday night we’ll have some awesome videos, you’ll have a chance to try dry tooling on the Cranmore Wall and even try the competition course.

This years guest guides will include: Kevin Mahoney, Mark Synnott, Freddie Wilkison, Emilie Drinkwater, Bayard Russell, Matt McCormick, Ben Gilmore, Majka Burhardt, Nick Yardley, Janet Bergman, Jim Shimberg, Andrea Charest and Silas Rossi.

And, of course, the awesome IMCS Guides; Brad White, Dave Kelly, Zeb Jakub, Craig Taylor, Elliot Gaddy, Sam Bendroth, Maury McKinney, Chris Magnus, Craig John, Pat Ferland, Matt Shove, Erik Eisele, Frank Carus, Paul Cormier, Paul McCoy

Since its inception 19 years ago this event has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the Eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. It is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. It continues to provide a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technicalclinics and privately guided climbs. The Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. Each year we offer a variety of skills-based clinics and exciting slide shows with featured climbers and guides from the New England area and around the world.

Thanks to our title sponsor Outdoor Research

Sign up Today! 603-356-7064

International Mountain Climbing School (IMCS) phone: 603-356-7064

email: [email protected]

Source: Ice Fest Blog, NEice.com, IME

 


Smuggs Ice Bash 2012

2012 Alpinist/Smuggs Ice Bash

The 6th annual Smuggs Ice Bash – the local’s ice climbing festival at the foot of Smuggler’s Notch. We are working out the details of this year’s Bash, be prepared for some great clinics, a wicked slide show, and the Petzl drytooling comp at Petra Cliffs on Friday night!!**Clinic registration and information hereThe main venue this year will be at the Smuggler’s Notch Inn, right in the village of Jeffersonville. There are rooms available upstairs, a great pub downstairs, and all the vendors in the middle. Mention the Ice Bash for a room discount. For more lodging options, click here. There is always free winter camping in Smuggler’s Notch for the thrifty.
Kick off Ice Bash at Petra Cliffs in Burlington on Friday, January 27th – 6pm: Competition begins – watch the area’s best climbers battle it out to a winner take all finish.  $5 spectator fee, food & beverages provided.  Competitors – $250 cash prize, for both men’s and women’s categories.  Limited entry – email your intent to compete with a short climbing resume to[email protected]

 

Bert Severin
Sunrise Mountain Guides
www.sunriseadventuresports.com

“Head to VT on January 27th for the  – WOW, Sterling Rope & La Sportiva are giving up $250 to the top men’s and women’s climber at the indoor drytooling comp Friday night at Petra Cliffs, Burlington VT!”

“Guest guide and slide show by Freddie Wilkinson – Karakoram Frontiers: A season of first ascents in the Himalayas’ last refuge. Images/videos/storytelling by Freddie Wilkinson. Jeffersonville Tavern, Saturday 1/28. Freddie will also MC the comp at Petra Cliffs in Burlington on Friday night!

Conditions are good and getting better in the Notch. Look for NEice at the trail head and get some hot soup! – Doug