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Festiglace 2020

The Return of FESTIGLACE

Feb. 21-23, 2020

After an absence of over a decade, Festiglace is back and ready to stoak the ice climbing fever again in Pont-Rouge, Quebec. Thanks to the team of passionate volunteers that have brought this event back for everyone to enjoy.

Festiglace was my favorite ice climbing festival in the Northeast and I am so glad it is back. Held in the spectacular setting of the Jacques-Cartier River where grade 5 & 6 ice climbs are a dime a dozen, it is a dream location for an ice climbing event. 

Stay tuned to NEice throughout the season for more information on Festiglace 2020

Full Press Release here… Festiglace 2020

Web site – http://www.festiglace.org

Festiglace Friday

Every Friday till Festiglace 2020 I will be posting photos from my archives. I attended all 10 of the previous festivals and have many great photos to share.  I will start off with this spectacular photo of Abby Watkins competing during Festiglace 2001. The harder the climb, the more points you receive. It was a cold day and the ice was hard and dry. Not an easy climb, but worth big points. This climb was first climbed the day before by Rich Marshall. It goes up and left. He rated it WI7.  

Abby Watkins Festiglace 2006

Abby Watkins competing at Festiglace 2001. Note the leashes on the tools. – Photo Doug Millen


Abby sporting some vintage gaiters

Abby sporting some stylish gaiters during the event


Doug Millen

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