(V)ICE FEST 2011!

When:     January 28-29th, 2011
Where:     Franconia Notch Region, NH
  "The Loj", 1 Potato Hill Road, North Woodstock, NH
Who:     College students, alumni, and friends

$15 - Saturday Day Trip - Breakfast, A Full Day Of Climbing, Dinner And A Presentation Saturday Night
$30 - Above, Plus Sleeping At The Loj Friday And/Or Saturday Nights

*Please note that online payment for registrations is required this year. Money for gear rentals will still be handled on event day.


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Crampons - $5/day
Mountaineering Boots - $15/day
Ice Tools - TBD
Harness & Belay Device - TBD
Helmet - TBD

*Request gear rentals on the registration page. Please pay in cash upon arrival. Note that gear rentals are not guaranteed to be available, but we will do our best to accomodate everyone who needs gear.

How to Sign Up:    

Online registration is closed. Please email admin@viceaxe.com if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

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Friday, Jan 28th, 9:00 PM
Friday night Loj guests arrive. Gear preparation and trip planning. Groups share presentations, movies, and stories.
Saturday, Jan 29th, 7:00 AM
Saturday day trips arrive. Ice climbing around Franconia Notch Region.
Saturday, Jan 29th, 6:00 PM
Bayard Russell guest presentation. Saturday night Loj guests arrive.

Details:     Vertical Ice Climbing Enthusiasts (VICE) and Tufts Mountain Club (TMC) are pleased to present the second annual (V)ICE FEST, an Inter-Collegiate Franconia Notch Ice Festival. This event will be held at the Tufts Loj in North Woodstock, NH on January 28-29.

Just like last year (but better!), we are coordinating a weekend of slideshows, movies, guest speakers, gear demos, and outdoor adventures all focused on ice climbing and winter mountaineering. The purpose of this ice fest is to establish a stronger climbing community by networking amongst college students, alumni, and friends. We hope to work together to improve our climbing techniques, expand our skill sets, and share epic stories. We will provide all attendees with meals and a place to stay.

This year's guest speaker will be Bayard Russell. He is an awe inspiring mixed climber, and we are very excited to host this amazing local climber this year.

Please note that this is an informally organized event for people who enjoy climbing together. VICE members take no responsibility for ensuring the safety of (V)ICE FEST participants.

(V)ICE FEST 2010 attendees are joined by speaker Mark Synnott at the Tufts Loj in North Woodstock, NH