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 […]

Anna Pfaff To Return To Ice Fest!

Anna Pfaff To Return To Ice Fest!

We are tremendously excited to announce that Anna Pfaff has joined our stellar lineup of instructors at this years Ice Fest! We are so thankful to Gold Level Sponsor The North Face for making this happen! Anna Pfaff  Originally from Ohio, Anna discovered climbing in Indian Creek, Utah when she was attending nursing school in Colorado.  While she loves all […]

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice ...

What I Did This Summer- Michigan Ice Fest Guides Colten Moore

Sometimes I wonder why I’m not more drawn to tropical climates. I spend my winters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as an ice-climbing guide, and fill my free time with climbing and skiing. I spend 6 days a week almost all winter long in frigid sub-zero conditions while most humans should be in bed […]

Free Clinics!

Free Clinics!

  New! Free Clinics This year the Michigan Ice Fest is offering free skill builder classes covering a broad range of topics. Space is limited so register early! Equipment Selection  Looking to find the perfect gear for your climbing adventures? Join an industry rep as they discuss the perfect gear selection that professionals utilize before […]

Dave Pagel Presentations / Book Signi...

Dave Pagel Presentations / Book Signing

Dave Pagel has been a fixture of the Midwestern climbing scene ever since he wrote his first article for Climbing magazine (the much-anthologized “Mind Games”) in 1984. In the years since, Dave has published story after story recounting his self-effacing Everyman adventures on classic climbs ranging from rock solid El Cap to Utah’s crumbling Titan, […]