The Michigan Ice Fest does offer a guide service for those who are looking for an adventure before or after the Michigan Ice Fest.
Michigan Ice Fest Guides (MIFG) are the premier provider of guided Ice Climbing Courses and Private Guided programs at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Grand Island. Climbing above a frozen Lake Superior in a remote location is an exhilarating experience providing a lifetime of memories.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to have tremendous upper body strength to be able to climb ice. The skill requires balance and efficient technique which our guides will provide during our informative ice climbing courses.
The MIFG offer a wide range of guided trips to suit the needs of our clientele. From the classic front country climbing to the wild backcountry ice routes, there are ample opportunities of beautiful climbs to test your ability and experience the Upper Peninsula winter wilderness. Course locations will be determined the day of your guided climb and will be determined based on weather and ice conditions.
Private Guiding Front Country Costs
This course is designed to introduce the beginner to the sport of ice climbing. What better way to shorten your learning curve and learn proper ice climbing technique then to take a class from one of our professional instructors! Learn equipment selection, tool placement, stance, and ice climbing technique. All classes are taught in the front country along Sandpoint Road. Climbs range in height of 20-60 feet.
1:1 – $275
2:1 – $200 per person
3:1 – $150 per person
4:1 – $130 per person
Private Guiding Back Country Costs
This course is designed to introduce the intermediate ice climber to some of the larger formations along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore / Grand Island. Upon entering this class the student must have knowledge of the basic gear and techniques including rappelling, associated with ice climbing. Course locations will be determined the day of your guided climb and will be determined based on weather and lake/ice conditions.
1:1 – $350
2:1 – $275 per person
Guiding and instruction
Personal and group climbing equipment
Transportation to Munising
Personal climbing clothing
Registration and Cancellation:
Advance Registration is required for guided courses. Our dates fill up extremely fast- to reserve your adventure please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risks/Liability Waiver.