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Jan 2-4, 2015


Come join Veterans Expeditions for the 2nd Annual Veterans Ice Festival powered by VICE and Cathedral Mountain Guides. Our team is growing Vet Fest from an underground gathering to a major event with over 100 participants! We are hosting a full weekend of ice climbing with veteran leadership, professional guides, guest speakers, sponsors, food, and fun!  This is your chance to sign-up and have a blast meeting other adventuresome people who are psyched on climbing frozen waterfalls!




Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015

$80 TMC members  |  $100 public

After 5 truly epic years, VICE Fest needs no introduction. Run in partnership with Tufts Mountain Club and Lahouts Summit Shop, this well-organized event is the premier ice climbing festival in Franconia Notch and possibly the first to focus on college participants. With VICE Fest we pioneered the concept of total event management, giving participants the ability to sign-up then enjoy the ride as we provided packing lists, safety seminars, carpools, technical equipment, ice climbing trips, food, beverages, accommodations, guest speakers, competitions, and raffles. Every year we try to make VICE Fest even better, which is why we partnered with Cathedral Mountain Guides to offer full professional services for 2015!




Collegiate Ice Carnival

Feb 13-15, 2014


The Collegiate Ice Carnival (CIC) is the first professionally led, fully intercollegiate ice festival in the country! Thanks to College Outside’s vast network of outing clubs, last year’s inaugural event attracted 75 students from 16 different schools across the Northeast. Now entering it’s second year, CIC is positioned to grow exponentially, capitalizing on the expansive accommodations at Camp Tohko and the unprecedented exposure to big name climbers and local legends. Learn from the best and win sweet prizes from generous sponsors! This event has something for everyone!


VICE 2013

Freddie Wilkinson was the guest of honor at the 2013 VICE FEST in Lincoln, NH.

Whether you are a new to ice or a lifelong mountaineer, VICE has something for you.

Headline Sponsor:

The American Alpine Club

If you climb regularly, you should be a member of the AAC. Membership benefits include gear discounts, climbing events, member-only climbing access and much more. It’s a great value and super affordable, even for a dirtbag.

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All of our events are all-inclusive. They include all equipment rental needs, camping space, food, and gear giveaways!

Diverse Participation

VICE programming is equally accessible to novice and experienced climbers alike. We are proud to have the largest female ice climbing participation of any single event in the North East!

Community Oriented

We strive to maintain strong bonds with our local climbing and non-climbing community to learn, collaborate and minimize the impact of our group events

Dedicated to Safety

Certified guides, years of experience and a serious culture about safety on and off the wall