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It's back! The 25th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! February 2-4, 2018.
Ian Osteyee and CAMP return to Ice Fest!
With the excitement of cold temperatures and scrappy ice coming, we are stoked to announce the return of Ian Osteyee and CAMP USA to the MWV Ice Fest! Ian will be back to teach his classic clinic, Climbing on Thin Ice, and CAMP will return not only to support Ian, but to provide heaps of demo gear for everyone to try! And they may have a few more tricks up their sleeve this year, so stay tuned! Read more at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
We'd like to welcome the Mount Washington Observatory to this year's event! As climbers and guides, we depend on their forecasts on a daily basis throughout the winter and we are psyched to have them with us at Ice Fest! They will be live streaming the summit conditions and giving us the run down on what sort of weather to expect out there. Read more about the OBS, its mission, and its history at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
Petzl has got the Demo Gear hook up heading our way once again for 2018! Check out the lineup of crampons, harnesses, helmets and ice tools that you could get to play with for the weekend during Ice Fest; whether you're a beginner taking your first clinic or just want to try new toys out in the elements!
Mon Voyage Neon is back! And he's bringing the funky beats and danceable grooves to the evening festivities of Ice Fest! Welcome back, Tim Keenan! Read more about Mon Voyage at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
Ice festers! Do you want a warm bed to sleep on during Ice Fest? Yes? Do you want 20% off of your lodging when you come up? Yes? Then don't wait! You don’t want to be that person that has to sleep on the floor somewhere, or in your freezing cold car. Mention you are coming for the 2018 MWV Ice Fest and take advantage of what North Conway Lodging is offering Ice Festers!
Read about how to receive 20% off your lodging from www.northconwaylodging.com on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
When does your season begin? With Furnace Industries it never has to end with their Kronos Tools and their indoor training Dry Ice Tools. We're psyched to have these guys back and they will be at the Ice Fest to help you rethink when you want your season to begin, or perhaps how it should never end!
More details on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
We've got some good news for you this Monday morning! Tuckerman Brewing Company is proud to be the official 2018 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest beer sponsor! Learn how you can get $5 off a growler on your way home and where you can try some of their tasty and locally brewed beer during the Ice Fest on the blog! Such good folks and good beer behind this local brewery, we are honored that they're back for our 25th year!
Visit the blog for more info: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
We have lots of new offerings for clinic participants this year! Marc Chauvin's Mountain Guide Manual Clinic, Veterans Ice Climbing Clinic, Holderness Friends & Family Clinic, and a Mount Washington Observatory Overnight. Check out these new clinics at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
Big news coming from the Ice Fest HQ today - we just got word that Raphael Slawinski will be our featured presenter on Saturday night (February 3rd)! Raphael is known to be a quiet crusher who seeks out brilliant and burly routes in the alpine. He is known primarily for his first ascents in his home range of the Canadian Rockies, but he has also ticked mega FA's in Alaska and the Karakoram, receiving the Piolet d'Or for one of those routes in 2014. Check out http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ to read more about Raphael, and get psyched, because this is going to be good! Big thanks to Arc'teryx for the support in making it all happen!
Morning Folks! La Sportiva will be back in the house for the 25th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! We know that Sportiva makes year ’round footwear for all the things that we love – rock climbing, trail running, skiing, and high altitude mountaineering, but this season it is all about the ice and these guys always bring an incredible line of warm, rugged, and light boots that are perfect for a New Hampshire winter of kicking and swinging. And it’s not just their boots that are great – it’s their people too! So be sure to swing by the La Sportiva Demo table to sample the goods!
Welcome back CAMP athlete and Guest Guide, Katie Bono! You probably knew that she was a crusher, but did you know that Katie was the first American female to climb M13? How about her female speed records of Rainier (4:48) and Denali (21:06)? Pretty amazing! We're psyched she's back and we can't think of anyone better to teach the Ladies Mixed Climbing Clinic!
This morning we are welcoming back New England’s own, Hyperlite Mountain Gear! We love these hard-working, dedicated Mainers and their simple, stripped-down approach to backpacks, shelters, and stuff sacks. Read more about them at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ and be sure to get to their table early to check out their cult-classic, Ice Pack!
Welcoming Kong-USA, LLC to their first Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest this year! They are bringing a sweet array of demos for all the mountaineers in the house. This includes 3 different types of Ice Axes, 2 different crampons and their lightweight Mouse Sport helmet. Welcome aboard KONG USA, and hang on the weekend is one heck of a fun ride!
Read more about it on the ICE FEST BLOG: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
We've got a great update from our friends across the pond in the UK at DMM Climbing! They are bringing three different types of tools for you all to check out and demo- the Switch Tools, the Apex tools, and the Fly tools. In addition to that, DMM athlete and local guide Sam Bendroth will be guiding throughout the weekend as well. Welcome back DMM, we can't wait to have another great festival with you!
More details on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Welcoming an awesome roster of Outdoor Research athletes and guides back to the 2018 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest this chilly morning! We are so psyched to have this stellar crew apart of the event. Learn a little bit about each one on the blog this am!
Visit the BLOG: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Here are a few more guest guides returning to the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! We can't believe how many guides continue to come back, year-after-year! We're psyched to have this awesome crew of New Englanders back on the roster! Read a little about each of them at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
Happy New Year, Ice Festers! To ring in the New Year, we’d like to announce the lineup for Friday Night’s Evening Events! First up is a showing of Mixtress, a short film about the evolution of mixed climbing and the women who have left their mark on the sport. Next up is a presentation by the humble and hard-hitting, Jesse Huey! Read more about the night’s events at http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/.
Our friends at Patagonia are sending out athletes & guides Josh Wharton & Anne Gilbert Chase to the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! We caught up with them and asked them a few questions on why they dig coming back! Did you know Josh grew up in NH?
MWV Ice Fest: What do you dig about the MWV Ice Fest?
Josh Wharton: It’s a nice grass roots festival that doesn’t have a commercial feel. I enjoy seeing friends, and acquaintances I rarely see from my younger days in New England. Even though I’ve lived in Colorado for the majority of my life spending time in NH feels a little like coming home.
Read more about these two awesome people on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Black Diamond is back and bringing along their new Fuel Hammer Ice Tool for you all to demo as well as some of their awesome crampons and other popular ice tools. Be sure to check out their table early as their demos go out the door early. Thanks Black Diamond for all your support at MWV Ice Fest for so many years. Read more on the blog on which tools they will be bringing: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/