Mountain Hardwear Commits to Send Fre...

Mountain Hardwear Commits to Send Freddie Wilkinson to Ice Fest!

From the teahouses of Khumbu Himal to obscure glaciers of the Alaska Range to storm-lashed Patagonian spires, Freddie Wilkinson is a climber known for his infectious energy and original lines of ascent. In 2012, Wilkinson received the prestigious Piolet d’Or for making the first ascent of Saser Kangri II, the second highest unclimbed mountain in the world […]

Munising Now Has A High Angle Rope Re...

Munising Now Has A High Angle Rope Rescue Team!

Over the last 5 years participation at the ice fest, and climbing around the central Upper Peninsula, has grown a ton.  That growth has brought a lot of good things to the area but has also brought an increased risk of accidents.  More climbers has meant an increased revenue at Ice Fest and we are committed […]

The Professor Is Coming Back!

The Professor Is Coming Back!

Raphael Slawinski Raphael’s love affair with the mountains started with downhill skiing, first in the Tatra Mountains in Poland and later in the Canadian Rockies. Gradually skiing gave way to the less scripted adventures of mountaineering. Sometime after he started climbing, Raphael discovered he had a facility for ice climbing – or maybe it was […]

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice ...

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice Fest Guides Nic Dobbs

Gypsy, wanderer, roamer, nomad… these are just some of the terms that have been thrown at me over the last few years. As a rep for Giant Bicycles, I spend most of my time on the road. I travel over 250 days and visit 30+ states in a single year. My territory includes all of […]

La Sportiva To Send Karsten Delap Bac...

La Sportiva To Send Karsten Delap Back To Ice Fest!

Originally from the flat lands of Indiana, Karsten has found his obsession in the mountains. He has climbed extensively throughout the United States and his experience outside of the U.S. includes many peaks over 17,000ft in Boliva and Equador, as well as major alpine objectives in Africa and Argentina. Lately Karsten has been traveling to […]

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice ...

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice Fest Guides Emily Gantner

“Great Stick Emily!” is what I heard from about fifty feet above my head at the top of the mulian  I just got lowered into on the Davidson Glacier in Haines, Alaska. Below me was a murky gray glacial lake and on both sides of me where turquoise blue ice walls.  It had been two […]