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Jan 29-31, 2016

$120 Tufts Students  |  $145 General Public

After 6 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!




Feb 12-14, 2016

$150 Veterans  |  $250 Non-Veterans

Come join Veterans Expeditions for the 3rd 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 raffle giveaways!  This is your chance to sign-up and have a blast meeting other adventuresome people who are psyched on climbing frozen waterfalls!


Collegiate Ice Carnival (CIC) will be coordinated by College Outside starting in 2016. Visit their website for more information about this event.

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