Last weekend I worked with over 25 new climbers over three days at the Mt Washington Valley Ice Festival. The entire event was a blast. From getting together with the local and visiting guides, see and chatting with the equipment dealers ( Mammut and Petzl) and others, and taking climbers out on the ice climbs at a variety of cool areas. The conditions were quite good and each day improved with sun filled days/cold nights and lots of water feeding the climbs. Enjoy the photos of this years 20 year anniversary of this amazing ice climbing event in NH!
The posse of ice climbers heading into Frankenstein Cliffs.
Ice and Mixed climbing at the Trestle area.
Madeline enjoying a new type of acrobatic exercise.
Matt and Chad from Petzl getting ready for the crowds.
Pippa enjoying the steep ice routes.
Chad displaying the gear.
No tools all hands at the North end practice area.
Pippa armed with Petzl Nomic Ice tools.
Our ice climbing group photo at Cathedral Ledge.
Climbing Ambassadors Andrea and Alden getting the table ready
Front points engaged – ready to climb.
Chad having an exciting day on the ice.
Need tools – say no more Petzl Quarks and Ergos ready for action.
Another fun group shot at the Barking Dog Crag.
Great event working with IMCS Climbing School, Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides, Carolyn George and the guests that make this event happen.
Thank you, Art Mooney