Scholarships & Contests

Building a strong, healthy community starts from the ground up and takes time and effort.  That’s why we offer the Sue Nott Scholarship to help us develop the next generation of ice climbers.

Connecting Great Lakes climbers with the wider climbing world is important to us, so we’ve connected with our national climbing organization, The American Alpine Club, to help us.  Everyone who joins the AAC during the festival not only receives the benefits of club membership, but is also entered into a raffle where they are Guaranteed to win a prize.

And finally, what’s the point of climbing if it’s not fun?  So we do our best to give away a bunch of stuff and brighten everyone’s day at  our Gear Raffle & #PhotoContest.