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Title: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 24, 2012, 11:31:53 AM
Hey Ice Climbin' Crazies!

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival, a.k.a- The Ice Fest
North Conway, NH
Feb. 1-3, 2013

Our brand spankin' new website is UP!  Check it out:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/)

This year is the 20th MWV Ice Fest!  Can you believe it?  We hardly can!  We all hope you are all as excited as we are for the 2013 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest!  We're bringing in the biggest and best roster of guest guides and IMCS guide to date, and guest presenters! 

Be sure to check into the blog and website for updates and information in the upcoming months, and sign up sooner than later as clinics do fill up!  And let's all do our ice and snow dances- we're more than ready for it! 

-The Ice Fest Crew
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Title: New Sponsor & Guest Guide: First Ascent/Eddie Bauer & Caroline George
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 26, 2012, 10:19:04 AM
Welcoming new 2013 Ice Fest sponsor First Ascent-Eddie Bauer! 
Also welcoming their athlete Caroline George, who is an ice climbing machine that lives in Chamonix full time, and is a fully certified IFMGA guide. 

Caroline is guiding:

FRIDAY:  Introduction to Ice Climbing for Rock Climbers
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-introduction-to-ice-climbing-for-rock-climbers
 
SATURDAY:  Women’s Steep Ice Climbing with Caroline George
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/womens-steep-ice-climbing-with-caroline-george/

SUNDAY: Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills

Read more about it on the Ice Fest Blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/11/24/welcome-new-sponsors-osprey-packs-and-eddie-bauer/

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Caroline George on a one day ascent of the North Face on the Eiger.
Title: Grivel Is BACK!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 27, 2012, 03:51:22 PM
Welcoming Grivel back to the 2013 MWV Ice Fest!  Psyched to have them back, and to have their demo fleet available to our clients and Ice Fest attendees! 
Check it out here:  ICE FEST BLOG (http://"http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/11/27/welcome-back-grivel/")

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Title: Emilie Drinkwater is BACK!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 29, 2012, 10:49:27 AM
Hey Ice Festers! We’re excited to announce that Adirondack Superstar and Outdoor Research Ambassador Emilie Drinkwater is back on board again as a Guest Guide again this year at the 2013 MWV Ice Fest! 

Read all about it on THE ICE FEST BLOG:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/11/29/emilie-drinkwater-is-back

Check out what Emilie is guiding! 

FRIDAY:  Outdoor Research's Ladies Just Wanna Ice Climb Clinic (women's specific)
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-ladies-just-wanna-ice-climb-clinic/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-ladies-just-wanna-ice-climb-clinic/)

SATURDAY: Outdoor Research's Introduction to Ice Climbing For Rock Climbers
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-introduction-to-ice-climbing-for-rock-climbers (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-introduction-to-ice-climbing-for-rock-climbers)

SUNDAY:  Outdoor Research's Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills)

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Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on November 30, 2012, 08:53:34 AM
Have you seen the new Petzl super light helmet yet? One word... AWESOME!! We are pumped to be welcoming Petzl back to Ice Fest as a returning sponsor!! To learn more about what Petzl gear you can demo this year at Ice Fest visit http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/11/30/woot-woot-for-petzl-2/

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Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: DWT on November 30, 2012, 08:56:58 AM
May the Schwartz be with you! ;D
Title: Announcing the AAC as this years Ice Fest beneficiary of the silent auction!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 02, 2012, 12:00:10 PM
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Have you heard of the Live Your Dream Grant? MWV Ice fest is so proud to be supporting American Alpine Club to raise funds to support this amazing grant opportunity!! To learn more visit www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ and www.americanalpineclub.org

Photo info: One of the 2012 Live Your Dream Grant recipients Brian Threlkeld and Paul Clifford in the Cirque de Towers, Wind River Range, WY. Their objective in Wyoming was "to develop a more efficient, light and fast style of alpine climbing in order to prepare ourselves for larger and more complex climbs in the future."
Title: The North Face and TNF athlete Mark Synott are back!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 04, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
We are pumped to Have the North Face back again, and accomplished TNF athlete Mark Synnott. To learn about Mark's Saturday Sterling Rope Mixed-Master (http://http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/sterling-ropes-mixed-master-clinic/) clinic and fun North face facts check out the Ice Fest blog! (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/)

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Jim Surette of Granite Films (http://"http://www.granitefilms.com/")
Title: Majka Burhardt at the Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 07, 2012, 07:54:20 PM
We're psyched to announce that Patagonia is back this year and they're bringing us Majka Burhardt again!
Read about it on the Ice Fest Blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/12/05/welcome-back-patagonia-and-majka-burhardt/

HEY LADIE'S!!!!  Don't miss Majka's clinic! Women's Mixed Climbing:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-womens-mixed-climbing-with-majka-burhardt/ (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-womens-mixed-climbing-with-majka-burhardt/)

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Title: Matt McCormick Is Back!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 11, 2012, 01:02:08 PM
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Photo by Tim Keenan

We’re psyched to announce that Matt McCormick is back on board as a Guest Guide for Ice Fest again this year!  Read all about it on the ICE FEST BLOG:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2012/12/11/welcome-back-matt-mccormick/

Check out what Matt is guiding!

FRIDAY: Guided Hardman/Hardwoman Climb, (private &/or semi private only!  This clinic goes quick!  Don't wait!)  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/guided-hardmanhardwoman-climb
SATURDAY:  Intro To Mixed Climbing, www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/intro-to-mixed-climbing
SUNDAY: Guided Hardman/Hardwoman Climb, (private &/or semi private only!  Again, this clinic goes quick!  Don't wait!)  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/guided-hardmanhardwoman-climb
Title: Bayard Russell is BACK!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 12, 2012, 10:35:40 AM
Good morning Ice Festers! We’re happy to tell you that the Mount Washington Valley’s very own Bayard Russell is back on board as a Guest Guide again this year! Bayard is an athlete for both of our headlining sponsors, Outdoor Research and Sterling Rope!

Did you see the video he made of his trip to Scotland?  The climbing is WILD over there!  Get a glimpse of what the badasss climbing is like over there. 
SCOTTISH WINTER:  http://vimeo.com/bayardrusselljr/scottishwinter

Be sure to check out what Bayard is guiding!  His clinics are always a blast and popular! 

FRIDAY:  Outdoor Research’s Intro to Mixed Climbing Clinic:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-intro-to-mixed-climbing

SATURDAY: Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills

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Bayard at the top of Pitch 1 of Painted Wall. Photo by Kevin Mahoney
Title: LOWA Boots sweet!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 12, 2012, 02:12:31 PM
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LOWA is back this year at 2013 MWV Ice Fest! To learn more about how to demo these sweet boots check out the Ice Fest Blog!!

http://www.lowaboots.com/

http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: Admin Al on December 12, 2012, 09:54:52 PM
It's going to be a GREAT Ice Fest folks. Sign up NOW!
Title: Sterling Rope and La Sportiva Oh my!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 14, 2012, 12:25:17 PM
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We are pumped to welcome back long time Ice Fest sponsor La Sportiva, and to announce Sterling Rope as one of this years headlining sponsors!! Make sure to stop by the Sportiva/Sterling table! To learn more about demos visit the blog!www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

www.sterlingrope.com/

www.sportiva.com/
Title: Thanks to our local sponsors Flatbread Company and The Nereledge Inn!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 16, 2012, 10:46:14 AM
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Looking for good eats during Ice Fest??? Well look no further!!!! Check out Flatbread Company right across the street from IME.  And if your looking for a place to stay go to the Nereledge Inn!!! for more info visit the blog. www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

www.facebook.com/pages/Flatbread-Company-North-Conway/190521034992
www.nereledgeinn.com/
Title: Adam George, NEW Guest Guide!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 17, 2012, 10:55:08 AM
We're happy to announce that Outdoor Research Ambassador and fully licensed IFMGA/UIAGM guide, Adam George will be joining us as a Guest Guide for the first time this year! Psyched!

Check out what Adam will be guiding:

Friday & Sunday: Guided Hardman/Hardwoman Climb,  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/guided-hardmanhardwoman-climb
(Yes, these will go QUICK!  Don't wait to sign up!  Kinda like buying airplane tickets- if you wait, they'll be GONE!)

Saturday: Outdoor Research’s Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing Skills, http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/outdoor-researchs-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills

Adam George fun fact:  A New Hampshire native!  That's right, and he now lives in Chamonix!  Dang, not too shabby!

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Title: Give it up for Grivel, Beal, and Edelweiss!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 18, 2012, 11:40:14 AM
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Give it up for Grivel, Beal, and Edelweiss!!! These companies are all distributed by Ice fest sponsor Liberty Mountain!!! To learn more about demos and other cool stuff these guys are bringing to the table ( literally) check out the blog!!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

www.edelweiss-ropes.com/en/28-cascade-de-glace

www.libertymountain.com/

www.grivel.com/

www.bealplanet.com/
Title: Freddie Wilkinson & Mountain Hardwear are BACK!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 19, 2012, 12:43:04 PM
Check it out!! Mountain Hardwearis back on board again this year and they're bringing us MWV local and Mountain Hardware Athlete Freddie Wilkinson!! Freddie will be guiding on Saturday and Sunday!  Check it out below! 

And did you hear Freddie was just named one of the top 12 climbers of 2012 by Rock and Ice Magazine?  Read all about it:  http://www.rockandice.com/news/2404-top-12-climbers-of-2012?start=2

Saturday:  Julbo's Intro To Steep Waterfall Ice Climbing, http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/julbos-intro-to-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills
Sunday:  Sterling Ropes Mixed Master Clinic, http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/sterling-ropes-mixed-master-clinic

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Title: Guest Presenters For 2013 MWV Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 20, 2012, 11:28:13 AM
Hold onto your winter hats folks! HUGE announcement on the Ice Fest BLOG! We are super excited to announce the 2013 Guest Presenter lineup: Nick Bullock, Kyle Dempster, Renan Ozturk, Josh Wharton, and Freddie Wilkinson!

Read ALL about it and when their shows are, on the Ice Fest Blog:http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Do you "like" us on Facebook?  You should!  Check it:  http://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest
Title: Nemo, Rock and Ice, and Rock On are back!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 20, 2012, 03:55:36 PM
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We are pumped to have Nemo, Rock and Ice, and Rock On back once again for Ice Fest 2013.  For more details on guaranteed schwagg from one of these sponsors visit Da Blog ;) www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

www.nemoequipment.com/
www.rockandice.com/
www.rock-on.com/index.aspx
Title: Black Diamond is Back !!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 21, 2012, 09:55:40 AM
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We are pumped to have Black Diamond back at Ice Fest! These guys are bringing mad demos for Ice Festers to take out on clinics! To learn more about what they will be packing check out the blog.

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/
Title: Patagonia!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 24, 2012, 11:44:45 AM
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Happy Holidays from the Ice fest crew!! Patagonia is back this year!!! Climb with Patagonia athletes Majka Burhardt, and Ben Gilmore!!!

Friday Patagonia's Intro to Steep Waterfall Ice with Ben Gilmore www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-intro-to-steep-waterfall-ice-climbing-skills/

Saturday Patagonia's womens mixed climbing with Majka Burhardt  www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-womens-mixed-climbing-with-majka-burhardt/

Saturday and Sunday  Patagonia’s Intro to Leading on Ice with Ben Gilmore & Janet Wilkinson  www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-intro-to-leading-on-ice/

To learn more details visit the blog  ;)  www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

www.patagonia.com/us/home
Title: Mountaih Hardware and M.H. athlete Janet Wilkinson representing at Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 27, 2012, 01:14:08 PM
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Wecome back to Mountain Hardware athlete Janet Wilkinson!!! Have you been climbing ice for a little while? Ready to take it to the next level? Learning to lead might be the next step for you!!! You are in luck, Janet will be guiding the Patagonia 2 day intro to leading clinic this year on Saturday and Sunday of Ice Fest.

For clinic information visit www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/patagonias-intro-to-leading-on-ice/

To learn more about Janet visit the Ice Fest Blog   www.mwv-icefest.com/?p=2066&preview=true
Title: Welcoming Andrea Charest and Lindsay Fixmer
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 28, 2012, 06:28:35 PM
Hey Ice Festers!!

We're happy to announce that Andrea Charest is back as a Guest Guide and that Lindsay Fixmer will be joining the Guest Guide Ranks this year! The two of them will be guiding the Newbie Ice Climbing Clinic on Saturday this year! For more information. check out the blog! www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Title: The Front Side Grind; Keeping Ice Fest going one cup at a time...
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 29, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
Check it out! The Front Side Grind is back again this year with their Dropline Blend at the American Alpine Club table every morning during Ice Fest! Their coffee is the best, so make sure you stop in and fill up your cup!!

More info at the blog: www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Title: Climbers love the Harvard Cabin!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 30, 2012, 11:47:35 AM
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Show some love to Mount Washingtons very own Ice Climber sanctuary!!! The Harvard Cabin!! woohoo!!! This historical cabin has been used as a climber base camp for years. To learn how you can stay at the Harvard Cabin this winter and pricing visit the Ice Fest blog www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ and www.harvardmountaineering.org/cabin.htm
Title: American Alpine Club in 2013!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on December 31, 2012, 05:26:51 PM
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AAC is the official benificiary of the 2013 Ice Fest. In addition to to taking care of the climbing community around the world, AAC is teaming up with the NEIce.com soup kitchen, and the Frontside Grind to provide delicious warm treats for chilly ice climbers this year at the Fest! To learn more visit the blog. www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

We are so excited to see all of you in a month!!! We are wishing a very Merry New Years to all of our friends in the Ice Fest community. Please be safe and have an amazing evening!! See you all in 2013.

www.americanalpineclub.org/
Title: Kevin Mahoney is Back!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 02, 2013, 11:12:39 AM
Hey Ice Festers! Check it out, Mount Washington Valley Hardman, Kevin Mahoney is back again this year! He's got a couple of awesome clinics coming your way. For more info, check out the blog!

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

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Title: Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue with Craig John
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 03, 2013, 12:28:31 PM
IMCS Senior Guide, Craig John is back at the Ice Fest this year! Some years he is away on international expeditions, but we have him this year, and he will be teaching the 2 Day Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Course (http://www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/two-day-glacier-travel-and-crevasse-rescue-course/).

Knowing how to move quickly and get out of bad situations in the mountains is not only a necessity but a responsibility! Sign up and hone in on your skills with Craig! All the info is on the blog: THE ICE FEST BLOG, http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Title: Welcome Guest Guide Art Mooney!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 08, 2013, 07:29:46 AM
Good Morning Ice Festers! Today we bring you Guest Guide Art Mooney! Head on over to the blog for more information on what he'll be guiding this year!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Title: Welcome Back Peter Doucette!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 09, 2013, 07:27:51 AM
Happy Wednesday Folks! Peter Doucette is back again this year! He'll be with us on Saturday and will also be showing a short film that night about his recent trip to Alaska with Guest Guide Silas Rossi! For more info, check out the blog!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Title: Big 20 Giveaway Announcement!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 10, 2013, 12:21:00 PM
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Outdoor Research is sending us 10 women's & 10 men's Radian Zip-T's to giveaway!

This is the 20th Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest, right? Right! We and our sponsors are so psyched that we brainstormed something really sweet for all of you to celebrate! The "BIG 20 GIVEAWAY" throughout the weekend!

What is this? A handful of sponsors are each sending us 20 items to giveaway throughout the weekend to all of YOU! For more details on what and how you can score some sweet swag, check the blog:  http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/ (http://"http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/")

That's right!  20 YEARS!  Yeah-yuh!
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Do you "like" us on Facebook?  You should!  Visit:  http://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest
Title: 2 New Clinics Added! John Bragg, and Snow & Ice Clinics
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 11, 2013, 12:20:14 PM
Two New Clinics were just added!
1. John Bragg: Climb With A New England Legend (Saturday only, private or semi-private clinic, call QUICK!)
2. Snow & Ice Anchors (Friday & Sunday, IMCS Guide)

For more details visit the blog but both of these clinics are awesome. If you're feeling rusty on you ice anchors, sign up asap! Then you'll be good to go for the season, and your partner will be psyched too. Or, climb with New England ice climbing legend, John Bragg.
Nough' said, and get more details on the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

John Bragg making the FA on Repentance in 1973!  Hawt!
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John Bragg gettin' it done recently at Lake Willoughby, VT.  Fun to compare the gear from the first image to this one below.  Yep, awesome.
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Title: IMFGA guide Silas Rossi is back!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 14, 2013, 12:07:21 PM
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Shout out to Silas!! Silas is teaching the 3 day AIARE level 1 avalanche course this year at Ice Fest.  Only one spot left!!! www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/aiare-level-i-avalanche-course/

To learn more about Silas and his new routes in Alaska visit the blog!
www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Welcome Karsten Delap!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 15, 2013, 07:36:07 AM
Good Morning Folks! Today we are welcoming Guest Guide Karsten Delap! He's with us on Saturday so make sure you check out the blog for more information on what he's guiding!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Photo: Chris Werner
Title: Matt shove will be returning to Ice Fest as a guest guide!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 16, 2013, 08:22:06 AM
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Welcome back Matt Shove!! Matt is teaching Friday Saturday and Sunday this year at Ice Fest.  He still has room in the Sunday Newbie Ice climbing clinic. This guy is an awesome teacher check the blog to learn more about Matt!! - Cheers

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

for clinic info check out www.mwv-icefest.com/clinic-listings/newbie-ice-climbing/
Title: Check out the women's specific clinics we have this year!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 18, 2013, 01:32:28 PM
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Hey ladies!! We have got some sweet women's clinic offerings for you this year, and some rockin female guide staff!!! Check out the blogs for all the details!!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Welcome Conrad Yager to the IMCS team!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 18, 2013, 01:37:01 PM
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Conrad is new to the IMCS staff this year and we are thrilled to have him! This guy is crushing it!! To learn more about Conrad check out the blog!! www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: 1994: 1st MWV Ice Fest!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 23, 2013, 01:18:34 PM
Kickin' it back in time to 1994! To celebrate our 20th year Rick Wilcox has written an account of the very 1st Ice Fest, where Jeff Lowe was the guest speaker, Hummingbirds with THE ice tool, and more! Don't miss this post, it's a classic! Visit the blog: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Photo courtesy of Jeff Fongemie.  Jim Shimberg making his way up Dracula.

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Title: Outdoor Research! Why we love to love them!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 24, 2013, 07:50:42 AM
G'Morning Ice Festers. We've got a new post up on the blog about Outdoor Research and a few of the item's you'll be able to demo this year! Check it out!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Title: Sterling Rope! They'll catch you when you fall!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 25, 2013, 07:39:57 AM
Good Morning Ice Festers! Today we're writing to tell you that Sterling Rope is bringing us one of our Friday Presenters; Nick Bullock! Check out the blog for more information!

www.mwv-icefest.com/blog

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Title: Big Ups to the IMCS guides!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 26, 2013, 10:26:03 AM
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These guys are awesome guides and make International Climbing School happen through their hard work and commitment. Thanks Guys!!! Shout outs to: Brad White, Craig Taylor, Zeb Jakub, Sam Bendroth, Elliot Gaddy, Conrad Yager, Craig John, Chris Magnas, Micheal Wejchert, Pat Ferland and anyone else I may have missed!!!!!

To learn more about this talented bunch visit the blog! www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Wild Things is back dang!!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 26, 2013, 10:30:08 AM
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Welcome back to Wild Things!! To learn more about wild things gear visit the blog.
www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Ice fest clinics are filling up fast!!
Post by: MWV_IceFest on January 27, 2013, 12:16:50 PM
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Clinics are booking up fast Saturday is almost full check out the blog for more details.
www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/
Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: strandman on January 28, 2013, 06:06:16 PM
Given the recent spate of AV's--- does MWV do avvy clinics ??????????????????
Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: xcrag_corex on January 28, 2013, 11:48:00 PM
Strandman,
    I believe they do. I thought I read that Silas Rossi was doing an AIARE level 1 course during the ice fest. I took it with him through IME 2 years ago and it was a phenomenal learning experience. I suggest it to anyone who spends time in avy terrain.  8)
Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: Admin Al on February 03, 2013, 10:58:36 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated in Ice Fest 2013. What a great weekend... Can't wait for 2014!
Title: Re: 2013 MWV Ice Fest: New Website & Dates!
Post by: DLottmann on February 04, 2013, 03:00:10 PM
Given the recent spate of AV's--- does MWV do avvy clinics ??????????????????

Ya Strand, IMCS does one or two a winter, Chauvin does a few, Acadia Mountain Guides usually does 1 or 2, Synott will be offering them soon I beleive, EMSCS does about 12 a winter... just about every single weekend of the winter...

http://www.emsexploration.com/ski/avalanche/

AIARE has really set the standard for quality avalanche courses in the country and folks are definitely seeing the benefits of a quality formal course combined with experience...