One of the premier climbing events in the country, the Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival, is coming up on February 5 – 7 in North Conway, New Hampshire.
Mount Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America. And the Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival – celebrating its 23rd year – was the first ice climbing festival on the continent. Today, it continues to be a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs.
This year’s festival includes free gear demos from top climbing companies, beer from Tuckerman Brewery, raffles, live music and much more. Scheduled ice climbing clinics include basic waterfall ice climbing, ice climbing for rock climbers, women’s ice climbing clinics, steep waterfall ice climbing and several others. Scheduled avalanche and mountaineering clinics include a 2-day avalanche awareness clinic, a 1-day ice rescue clinic, a snow and ice anchor clinic, and a 1-day ascent of Mount Washington. Check out the full schedule of clinics here.