Sasha DiGiulian To Make Her First Tr...

Sasha  DiGiulian To Make Her First Trip To Ice Fest!
  Meet Sasha Digiulian at this years Ice Fest as she will be co presenting with Angela VanWiemeersch Saturday evening.  This will  be a fun and entertaining evening and is brought to you by our friends at Red Bull! Sasha DiGiulian took the rock climbing world by storm from a young age. She started climbing [...]

Free Clinics Offered!

Free Clinics Offered!
In an effort to always improve your Ice Fest experience, our staff have been busy putting together the 2018 schedule.  We are excited to announce that due to the increased sponsorship from some of the leading manufacturers in the outdoor industry, we are now able to offer free skill builder classes covering a broad range [...]

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 [...]