Posts by Matt Abbotts

Information and Tips for the 2018 Mic...

Information and Tips for the 2018 Michigan Ice Fest

We are STOKED for the 2018 Michigan Ice Fest!  Our goal is to make this as much fun as we can.  On this page you’ll find a ton of information and tips about the event and how to make the most of it.  Please read this information carefully. Festival Sign In When you arrive in Munising you […]

Half Day Teaser Classes

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Are You… Interested in trying out ice climbing but not ready to commit to spending a whole day out? Short on time but still want some instruction? Trying to shorten the ice climbing learning curve but a full day class won’t fit into your budget? Did you… Want to sign up for a full day Intro […]

Rab Alpha Direct Jacket Review

Rab Alpha Direct Jacket Review

Winters in Upper Michigan are unpredictable. One year, you get so much snow you can’t get out your front door, the next year you can mow your lawn on Christmas. One day you’re climbing ice in a t-shirt and the next you’re shivering on belay wearing every layer you own. The key to comfort in […]

Ice Fest 2016: An International Affai...

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Well, Ice Fest is just over a week away and we just closed our online registration.  Climbers are coming to Munising from all over the world to enjoy the amazing climbing as well as what is shaping up to be the climbing event of the year! If you missed the online registration don’t worry, you can […]

#MichiganIceFest2016 Photo Contest

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Last year we introduced a new contest at Ice Fest.  We’ve been seeing participants post some amazing photos over the years, so we decided to reward your creativity.  We launched our photo contest and couldn’t have been more impressed with the results.  Hundreds of incredible images of people climbing, hiking and partying during Ice Fest […]

Special Brews from the Ore Dock Brewi...

Special Brews from the Ore Dock Brewing Company

We are really excited!  Ice fest 2016 is shaping up to be our best ever and it’s looking like it’s going to be the climbing event of the year for the midwest. There’s really nothing we like more after a long day of climbing than to relax with our friends and enjoy a beer. Even […]