International Mountain Equipment (IME) and International Mountain Climbing School (IMCS) are delighted to organize the 13th Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival to be held February 9-12, 2006.
We are excited to announce that for the 2006 event we will be partnering with the American Alpine Club (AAC) and the Cranmore Mountain Resort ski area to offer a fun filled weekend of climbing, clinics, courses, slideshows and socializing. The AAC is putting together a world class Annual Meeting so check out their schedule of activities. Please pre-register for any AAC activtities you would like to get involved in.
Since its inception twelve years ago this event is always 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 technical clinics and private climbs. The Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America.
for more information - http://www.ime-usa.com/ice_festival/index.html