This winter I had the pleasure of heading out for a three day backcountry ice climbing trip led by guide Colten Moore into the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was truly a trip of a life-time! Colten was extremely professional- his knowledge, confidence and coherent teaching style made me feel totally safe on my first ice climbing excursion. Repelling into HMR with the waves crashing below me, the satisfaction of making solid contact with a swing of my ax, the quiet of winter backcountry- an adventure I will never forget! I learned a ton about winter camping, ice climbing technique and setup and can’t wait to head back out! Thanks Michigan Ice Fest Guides and Colten for such an epic trip!
From our friends at Northwoods Resort