This year we proved that an army does march on its stomachs. Jam packed days of ice climbing with the pros were followed by food from NEIce’s Doug Millen and beer provided by Tuckermans. When the food and beer were gone, we all got up early and did it again!
Ice Festers alpine climbed in Huntington’s ravine, Mixed climbed at Trollville, and did some good ole’ swingin’ and kickin’ at Frankenstein cliffs. Collectively, ice festers covered tens of thousands of feet of vertical terrain in the Mount Washington Valley. If you were there, you know how amazing the IceHoldz competition was as well as Kevin’s slideshow about climbing Kantega, and I am sure you didn’t miss the musical stylings of Audio Kickstand or Rick Wilcox’s retro photos at Mammut’s Knuckle Bash Dance Party.
If you did miss the ice fest, well, put it on your calender for next year right now, or, even better, give IMCS a call and schedual your own day of spectacular ice climbing or mountaineering in the Mount Washington Valley. For those who came, see you next year!
Oh Yeah, and a HUGE thanks to Anne S. and Sarah G., the Ice Fest masterminds for an incredible weekend!