Action & Adventure in the Northeast

Episode 6: Ice Fest 2017 with Brad White

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Who says there isn’t much going on during the winter months? Not Brad White, co-owner of International Mountain Equipment and the International Mountain Climbing School (IMCS). For the past 24 years, IMCS has hosted a winter festival called the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest, and it’s grown into a big success. With now over 350 participants, it ranks as one of the largest gatherings of ice climbers and mountaineers anywhere in the nation. Ice Fest offers climbers the opportunity to enroll in ice climbing clinics of all experience levels, as well as alpine mountaineering, avalanche awareness, and rescue skills classes. Ice Fest even has a day long snow kiting clinic, taught by Zebulon Jakub, who spoke with us about his favorite sport during Episode 4. Brad tells us that Ice Fest can be a blast for climbers, and aspiring climbers of all ability levels. So don’t sit around and wait for warm weather, get outside this winter at Ice Fest.

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