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Title: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 06, 2013, 08:37:53 AM
New post is up on the Ice Fest Blog!
A warm welcome, lots of psyche, and big ol' reminder to mark your calendars for the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! 

Jan. 31st - Feb. 2nd, 2014


Check out more details on the blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on November 06, 2013, 03:17:20 PM
can't wait!
Title: Julbo Coming Back to Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 08, 2013, 09:22:47 AM
Julbo is coming back for this year's Ice Fest!

They make awesome lightweight super-durable sunglasses that are awesome for ice climbing. We are super excited to have them back this year!

Check out the blog for more info: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Headlining Sponsor, Welcome Back Outdoor Research!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 12, 2013, 12:33:11 PM
Welcome Back to Outdoor Research as this year's Headlining Sponsor! 
We're happy to have the support of such an awesome company again this year!
We will be releasing fun Ice Fest & Outdoor Research announcements in the upcoming months!  Stay tuned!

Read all about it on the Ice Fest Blog:  ww.mwv-icefest.com (http://ww.mwv-icefest.com)

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Check out Outdoor Research's gear here:  http://www.outdoorresearch.com (http://www.outdoorresearch.com)
Title: Emilie Drinkwater to Guide at Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 13, 2013, 07:10:58 AM
Emilie Drinkwater, Outdoor Research ambassador, guide, and a around crusher, will be guiding at this year's Ice Fest!

Check out the new blog post:http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)
Title: Petzl is back for 2014!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 15, 2013, 09:33:59 AM
Hey Folks! Please join us in welcoming Petzl back on board for 2014! We're psyched!

There's a new post up on the blog. Check it here! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/11/15/petzl-back-2014/

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Title: LOWA is back for 2014!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 18, 2013, 07:41:17 AM
Good Morning! Today we bring news that LOWA (http://"http://www.lowaboots.com/") is back for the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! Yeah!

For more be sure to check out the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/11/17/welcome-back-lowa/

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Title: Evening Shows back at Theater in the Wood This Year
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 18, 2013, 09:00:30 AM
Lots of Ice Fest blog action this morning! We have scored an awesome venue again for this year's evening shows! check out the blog post for more info! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)
Title: Welcoming NEW Guest Guide, Ryan Stefiuk
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 21, 2013, 10:59:22 AM
A BIG welcome to a brand new guest guide to the 2014 MWV Ice Fest, Ryan Stefiuk! 

Read all about it on the blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 25, 2013, 10:30:53 AM
Patagonia will be returning to Ice Fest this year with a fleet of demos! Check out the full blog post: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)
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Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on November 26, 2013, 08:57:14 AM
nice shot of Dropline... did Ann Skidmore take that one? who's the climber?
Title: Welcome Back La Sportiva!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 26, 2013, 08:58:34 AM
Good Morning! Please join us in welcoming back La Sportiva to our sponsors for 2014!

For more, check out the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/11/26/la-sportivas-back-theyre-brining-something-new-2014/

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Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on November 26, 2013, 09:03:39 AM
Yes, that was taken by Ann and the climber is Majka Burhardt! SWEET!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 02, 2013, 07:41:57 AM
Morning folks! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got out on some ice this past weekend! Starting off the week with some sweet news! Black Diamond Equipment is coming back to the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest with their full fleet of demos!
Read all about it on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: What's New from Outdoor Research!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 04, 2013, 12:54:33 PM
Afternoon, Folks!

Outdoor Research is Headlining again this year and have a bunch of newly redesigned products at the demo table for you to check out!

More information is on the blog! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/04/new-designs-great-company-outdoor-research/

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Title: Mountain Hardwear Announces their Demo Fleet
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 06, 2013, 08:48:34 AM
Just added a new post to the Ice Fest Blog! Mountain Hardwear is back for 2014, and they are bringing new Seraction Jackets and gloves.

Check out the post for more info:http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Mammut is Back on Board
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 09, 2013, 08:41:20 AM
The sponsors are lining up for Ice Fest this year, and once again, Mammut is at the top of the list! We are psyched to have them back!

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Thank you Mammut!

On the blog this morning, we highlight some of their products. Check it out: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Local Heroes! Shout out to IMCS and their Awesome Guides!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 12, 2013, 07:09:03 AM
Big blog shout out this morning to all of the fabulous folks at the International Mountain Climbing School! We are so lucky to have this group of talented group guys and gals.

On the blog this morning, we share the current roster of IMCS guides who will be at Ice Fest. Give it a look: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Sharp Screws Forever!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 13, 2013, 08:26:11 AM
Good Morning Folks!

Today we bring you the Lim'Ice from Petzl (http://"http://www.petzl.com/us")! You'll never have to deal with dull screws again!

Check it out! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/12/petzls-limice-brings-dull-screws-back-life/

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Title: Welcoming Hyperlite Mountain Gear
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 16, 2013, 09:11:34 AM
Good Morning Ice Festers!

Today we're here to welcome Hyperlite Mountain Gear (http://"http://www.hyperlitemountaingear.com") back again for 2014! We're psyched!

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Be sure to check out the blog here and join us in giving them a warm welcome! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/16/welcoming-hyperlite-mountain-gear/

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Title: We love the Nereledge Inn!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 17, 2013, 08:35:17 AM
If you are looking for a place to stay for Ice Fest, our friends at the Nereledge Inn have you covered! Check out the blog to see why this place makes the perfect base-camp: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on December 17, 2013, 04:39:23 PM
the Nereledge is the BEST. Steve & company treat you great and it's about as close to town as you could ask for.
Title: Climb with Carlos Buhler!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 18, 2013, 08:40:13 AM
We are so psyched to welcome Carlos Buhler, big mountain maestro, to Ice Fest this year!

Check out the blog to see which clinics he is teaching and read a bit more about him: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Guest Guides! Mega Lineup!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 19, 2013, 07:34:46 AM
Big announcement! ALL the guest guides that will be at the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! We are honored and humbled to have this roster of guest guides at the 2014 MWV Ice Fest! And we are so psyched that there will be so much talent and camaraderie all in one weekend! Getting wicked psyched! 

Visit the BLOG for more details:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Outdoor Research athletes Adam George and Peter Doucette!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 19, 2013, 11:09:10 AM
Good Morning!

Today we bring news that Outdoor Research (http://"http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en") is sending us Adam George and Peter Doucette to Guest Guide again!
Yeah!

For more info on them and what they'll be guiding check out the blog! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/19/outdoor-research-brings-us-adam-george-peter-doucette/

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Title: American Alpine Club; Official 2014 Ice Fest Beneficiary!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 20, 2013, 10:32:08 AM
Good Morning!

Today we announce the American Alpine Club (http://"https://americanalpineclub.org/p/northeast-region") as Ice Fest's 2014 Official Beneficiary!

For more information and a preview of one of Friday night's Slideshows check the BLOG! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/20/american-alpine-club-2014-ice-fest-beneficiary/

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Title: CAMP Joins Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 21, 2013, 08:46:31 AM
We are psyched to announce brand new Ice-Fest sponsor, CAMP! Make sure to stop by their table and try out their super lightweight and durable crampons and ice axes!

Check out the blog post: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)
Title: Clif Bar is Back!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 22, 2013, 07:57:06 AM
We just got the word that Clif Bar will be bringing tons of free goodies! They will be handing out free Clif Bars to all clinic participants!

Check out the blog for more: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Title: BARRY BLANCHARD! Guest Speaker & Guide!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 23, 2013, 10:34:29 AM
Exciting news for all you ice lovers this morning!  BARRY BLANCHARD is coming to the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!  He is guiding (yes, you can climb with Barry!) and he is the featured main presenter on Friday evening (Jan. 31st, 2014) at Theater In The Wood!  Don't miss this legends presentation (he is an amazing speaker, and not to mention the father of Canadian alpine mountaineering and hard ice climbs!)!  Only $10 and beer from our friends at Tuckerman Brewing Company!  It is also the American Alpine Club Silent Auction Night, so you can also score BIG on gear for a great cause!

All the details on the Ice Fest Blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://"http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/")

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Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: strandman on December 23, 2013, 10:40:13 AM
NOW your talkin'   8) 
Title: Welcome Back Scarpa!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 24, 2013, 08:31:44 AM
Merry Christmas Eve Folks!

Today we're happy to welcome Scarpa (http://"http://www.scarpa.com/main") back for 2014!

Check out the blog for more info!

http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2013/12/24/welcome-back-scarpa/

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Title: TIM EMMETT! Saturday Evening Guest Presenter!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 27, 2013, 10:33:18 AM
Some killer news to add to your Friday morning! TIM EMMETT is the featured guest presenter at Theater In The Wood , Intervale NH on SATURDAY, Feb. 1st, 2014! This guy has some incredible tales and is a phenomenal speaker! Don't miss this one!
All the details are on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/  (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Special Clinic Offer! Hurry! Ends Tomorrow!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 29, 2013, 07:45:09 AM
One last reminder! Friday or Sunday Clinic Special Offer! Valid for ONE Friday and Sunday clinics only. Special offer valid 12/17 through 12/31.  Call the IMCS - International Mountain Climbing School at 603- 356-7064 to book this special offer! Winter is in FULL effect. Ice climbing conditions are amazing this year!

Clinics include: 1 Day Ascent of Mount Washington, Intro To Ice For Rock Climbers, Steep Waterfall Ice With Kevin Mahoney, Ladie's Ice Clinic with Majka Burhardt, Mixed Climbing with Bayard Russell, Snow & Ice Anchors, AND TONS MORE!  Pick what you want to hone in on with the best guides in the country!


All Fri & Sun clinics are up, check it: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/friday-clinics/

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Title: Lady Guides At MWV Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 30, 2013, 09:23:58 AM
Good snowy morning! We have a fun new blog post up about the fabulous ladies that will be guiding at the 2014 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest and specifically what they will be guiding! They are guiding some women's specific clinics, and also co-ed clinics! Check it out, and sign up quick!
All the details are on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Get Your Hands on a Sterling Rope!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 31, 2013, 08:19:14 AM
A new post is up on the Ice Fest blog! Check it out to see how you could get ahold of some new twin ropes...
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: New Clinic for the New Year!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 01, 2014, 02:35:50 PM
Happy New Year!

Today we announce that we're adding a BRAND NEW CLINIC!! Camp and Cassin (http://"http://www.camp-usa.com/") present Climbing on THIN Ice!

For more info, check out the blog! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2014/01/01/new-clinic-new-year/

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Title: Welcome Back Liberty Mountain!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 02, 2014, 11:15:15 AM
Hello!

Liberty Mountain is back for 2014 with Grivel, Edelweiss and Beal!

For more, check out the blog! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2014/01/02/welcome-back-liberty-mountain-grivel-edelweiss-beal/

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Title: DRY ICE Tools are Coming to Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 03, 2014, 06:59:15 AM
If you haven't tried them yet, you will get a chance to demo DRY ICE Tools at Ice Fest this year! There will be a mini-wall to test them out!

Check out the blog for more information on their product and ice climbing psyche: www.mwv-icefest.com/blog
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Title: Check out Rock On Gear at Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 04, 2014, 08:17:09 AM
This morning we are giving a big welcome to Rock On. We are psyched to have them join the line-up for Ice Fest.

More on the blog! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Clinic Week Starts TODAY!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 06, 2014, 10:38:58 AM
Clinic week starts TODAY! All week we'll be filling you in on all the fabulous clinics we will be offering during the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest with our guest guides and IMCS Guides! We're starting of the week with clinics for those who want to try ice climbing for the first time and also for those who want to summit Mount Washington in a day! Check it:

Ice Climbing 101
Ice Climbing For Rock Climbers
Mount Washington Ascent

All the details are on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Steep Ice Tuesday!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 07, 2014, 04:37:09 PM
Today is Steep Ice Tuesday! We’re highlighting the Steep Ice clinics that are being offered during the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest! Clinic guides include Barry Blanchard, Kevin Mahoney, Freddie Wilkinson, Majka Burhardt, Emilie Drinkwater, Carlos Buhler, Matt McCormick, the IMCS guides and MORE! Check out all the details on the various Steep Ice Clinics, including a women's specific clinic!

Visit the blog for ALL the details: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Title: Mixed Climbing with the Masters!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 08, 2014, 09:10:30 AM
Ever been thwarted by thin or discontinuous ice? Learn how use your axes and crampons on rock to open up the possibilities of what you can climb. Outdoor Research is presenting three mixed-climbing clinics, one on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Learn the trick of the trade from some of the best!

Check out the blog for more: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Snow & Ice Anchors Clinics & Alpine Snow & Ice Skills Clinics
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 09, 2014, 10:30:13 AM
Want to become more solid on your snow and ice anchors? Or do you want to climb a classic gulley like Willey’s Slide during the Ice Fest?
Well then listen up, Snow & Ice Anchors and the Alpine Snow & Ice Skills clinics are what you're looking for! In fact taking the Snow & Ice Anchors Clinic, and then the the Alpine Snow & Ice Skills after just may be the perfect match!
Details are on the Ice Fest Blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Advanced Clinics at Ice Fest
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 10, 2014, 10:55:22 AM
Ready to reach new heights with your ice climbing? On the blog this morning, we highlight two clinics that will push you to new levels. Learn how to climb thin, delicate ice with Ian Osteyee, or tackle one of New England's classic ice lines with a Hardman Guided Climb.

Check out the blogs for names and dates! http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: LEARN To Ice Climb At Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 14, 2014, 04:25:11 PM
Want to learn how to ice climb, but you've never been? We have the perfect clinic, ICE CLIMBING 101, and we have some amazing guides teaching them just for YOU! Guest guides include Peter Doucette, Lindsay Fixmer, Jim Shimberg, and Freddie Wilkinson! These guides are amazing teachers and also wonderful people.

Check out what days their guiding, and how to sign up on the blog!: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/  (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: NEW! Tim Emmett Mixed Climbing Clinic!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 15, 2014, 01:19:13 PM
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Exciting announcement this afternoon! We're adding a brand new clinic to the roster! Mixed Climbing 101 with Tim Emmett is now available on SATURDAY! But hurry, this special clinic is limited to just 4 participants! Will be an awesome day with Tim!
Visit the Ice Fest Blog for all the details: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ — with Tim Emmett.
Title: BIG LOVE BURRITOS & REK'LIS!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 23, 2014, 07:17:58 AM
We have two awesome additions to the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest to fill you in on!

The Big Love Mexican Diner Truck will be at the Ice Fest! Parked outside of IME during the Apres Climbing hour (Fri&Sat, 3:30-6) and also at the evening event space, Theater In The Wood! We're making sure you Ice Festers have an easy, awesome and yummy dinner option!
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Next! The local raging and rockin' band Rek'lis will be playing SATURDAY (Feb. 1st) night after Tim Emmett Adventures Show at Theater in the Wood, only $10 for the whole evening! Our evening shows are open to the public and ANYONE is welcome to come see Tims show and then rock it with Rek'lis! Spread the word!
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Details on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Steep Ice Clinics: Filling up Fast!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 24, 2014, 08:44:33 AM
Ice Fest is almost here, and the clinics are almost full! If climbing smoothly on vertical ice has been a goal of yours, then don't wait to snag one of the last spots in the Steep Ice Climbing Skills Clinics! Learn the tricks and techniques to move efficiently up the steep stuff!

To get more information, take a peek at the Ice Fest blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Title: Outdoor Research Gloves at Ice Fest
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 26, 2014, 11:22:18 AM
Outdoor Research is bringing a ton of gloves to demo at Ice Fest. From super-sensitive mixed climbing gloves to ultra-warm gloves for alpine endeavors, they've got you covered. Check out the Ice Fest Blog to see what will be available to try out!

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Title: Evening Presentations Beta!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 27, 2014, 11:31:30 AM
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Countdown is ON! Make your plans to come up to the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!  It is THIS weekend!

Here is the beta on the evening presentations! This is open to the public! All are welcome!
This is an incredible lineup with Barry Blanchard, Majka Burhardt, Tim Emmett & Jeff Longcor! Don't miss either of these evenings, they're both phenomenal!

There are still room in ice climbing clinics including beginner ice climbing, steep ice, mixed climbing, Mount Washington ascent and MORE!  We hope to see you, spread the word!
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Title: Still Room in Ice Fest Clinics!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 28, 2014, 08:43:09 AM
If you've been procrastinating on signing up for a clinic, it's time to pull the trigger! There is still room in Ice Climbing 101, Mixed climbing, Ice Climbing for Rock Climbers, and more! Check out the blog to see all of your options, and come join the fun!

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Title: Five Things NOT to Miss at Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 29, 2014, 10:20:35 AM
The weather this weekend is looking like perfect ice climbing conditions! Make plans to come up and join the party!

Here's the breakdown:

1. Clinics: There is still time to sign up!
2. Presentations: We have awesome speakers this year, and free beer too!
3. Silent Auction: The AAC pulls out all the stops with tons of sweet gear!
4. Apre Party at IME: Come have a beer after a long day climbing!
5. Burritos: The Big Love Burrito Mobile will be at IME and the evening shows. Dinner is taken care of!

All of the times, detail etc. are on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)
Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on January 29, 2014, 11:12:27 AM
I can't wait!!!!
Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on February 02, 2014, 07:11:12 AM
Last day for the 2014 Ice Fest coming up. IMNSHO it's been a great one. We have had excellent ice conditions and great weather for a change. I think that the gals and guys at IME & IMCS did an amazing job putting all this together. It's so cool to go into work in the AM and see a great like Barry Blanchard standing there drinking coffee, chatting with folks with a big smile on his face obviously enjoying the scene and life in general. It was cool that he remembered meeting me in ohnson Canyon 10 years or so ago

I didn't go to any of the presentations 'cause I had to guide every day and I need my beauty sleep, but I hear they were great. What did you think?

 I'm already looking forward to 2015!!!
Title: Re: 2014 MWV Ice Fest, North Conway, New Hampshire
Post by: Admin Al on February 02, 2014, 04:32:11 PM
Ice Fest 2014 is over, long live Ice Fest!!!!!