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2nd Annual Ice Fest
Submitted By: Joe Fischer on Nov 27, 2010

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Scheduled on Jan 15, 2011

Attention climbers…

Winter is fast approaching and the ice is forming even faster so that can only mean one thing, time to get the ice tools ready for another great season of climbing at The Ice Pit. This year Midwest Ice Climbers Inc. is proud to present our 2nd annual Ice Fest. The dates for the festival are January 15th and 16th 2011. Gear demos and reps will be onsite to assist you with all your climbing desires. Climbing starts at 9am both days and the cost is a minimal $10.00 per day. All ropes and routes are set all you need to do is show up with a helmet and a harness (and the required forms). Saturday night there will be a climbing social and slide show at the Ramada Inn. Presenters are being booked and once confirmed I will post that information. Sponsors so far include Black Diamond, Scarpa, Sterling and Petzl. Be sure to stay tuned for more information. You can also stay informed by checking out our website theicepit.org and by following us on Facebook.

Climb on!

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By Joe Fischer
Dec 4, 2010
Update...

Marmot and Osprey have confirmed their sponsorship for the event!

See you there!
By Joe Fischer
Dec 5, 2010
Update...

There will be clinics for climbers and new ice climbers. Details will be coming soon!

Also, there will be sales on behalf of O2 out of Appleton selling Black Diamond at 20% retail IF purchased at our event. And, Downwind Sports will be selling new gear from Black Diamond, Grivel, La Sportiva, Sterling, Kayland, and Petzl.

Be there!
By Joe Fischer
Dec 28, 2010
At last! The presenters have been confirmed and (insert drumroll sound) here they are...

John Hansen of Wautoma will be presenting on his guiding experiences including his summit of Mt Everest. His show will include video and pictures of the climbs, countries and culture that he has experienced.

Eric Landmann of Madison and "Climbing Central" will present on the history of ice in the Midwest, from the early days at Orient Bay, Paradice, Starved Rock, Wyalusing and Dodge.

And...

There will also be an informal roundtable session with James Loveridge with a "Q & A Beta Session on the Frozen Choss and Modern Classics of the North Shore" this will be an informal gathering around a table for those interested.

Don't forget there will also be hot food and beverages for sale onsite both days to help keep you going!

Lastly there will be a GEAR SWAP for those looking to score some or liquidate what they don't need. Finally, don't forget that there will be gear for sale from Downwind Sports and O2 Gear Store.

Be there!