Ice Climbing Festivals


Adirondack International MountainfestA celebration of mountaineering that includes a variety of ice climbing and mountaineering clinics, slide shows, and demos. The event is a charitable event that supports the Access Fund, Local Search and Rescue Groups, and the New York Ski Educational Foundation.

Festiglace du Quebec - The North Face February 18th - 20th. Festiglace The North Face du Québec is the world's biggest ice climbing gathering. Festiglace is Canada’s only international ice climbing competition held on natural ice routes. For three days, the world’s elite climbers will share their passion for ice climbing to the delight of spectators who come from far and wide to take part in the festivities.

ARC’TERYX CANMORE ICE CLIMBING FESTIVALMarch 3 - 6 2005, Presented by Devonian Properties. The Canmore Ice Climbing Festival kicks off with the audience favourite indoor dry-tooling competition at Canmore’s Vsion climbing gym on Thursday, March 3, followed by Friday night’s Best Epics slide show featuring wild climbing adventures by Canmore’s resident world class ice and mixed masters. In addition to the Devonian Ice Wall, the CICF’s downtown site will feature manufacturers’ booths with gear for beginners and the latest in leashless tools and fruit boots available for demo throughout the weekend. Several ice and mixed skills clinics will also take place on Friday and Saturday in some of the area’s prime ice climbing canyons dripping with frozen pillars and curtains, taught by some of North America’s top climbers. Saturday night will feature the unforgettable Ambler dance party. For more information, visit the Canmore Ice Climbing Festival website at

MICHIGAN ICE FEST February 3rd - 6th 2005.This is the largest gathering of climbers in the mid west! Barry Blanchard, Scott Backes, Rapheal Slawinski, Rich Purnell, Mark Wilford, John Varco, Jim Donini, and Sue Nott are scheduled to appear. Instruction, clinics, slide shows, Access Fund Raffle, and free beer are what people can expect. Ph: 906-226-7112,, or for more information.

5th Annual Montreal River Ice-Festival Come and enjoy the best ice in the Mid-West. Over 100 ice climbs are located within a half hour drive. Slideshows, clinics, gear rental, and lots of ice climbing. Held Dates: February 25, 26, 27th 2005. Cost: Free to attend courses, clinics, accommodation, gear rental extra (email for detailed itinerary).

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival 2005 This event has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. It is intended to be a celebration of ice climbing & mountaineering and the people that make it a part of their lives. It continues to provide a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in technical clinics and private climbs. The Mt. Washington Valley is one of the finest waterfall ice climbing destinations in North America.

Ouray Ice Festival The ice climbing community's favorite gathering of top competitors, climbing and local companies, spectators and good times.

South Fork Waterfall Ice Roundup (Cody) Friendliest Little Ice Festival in the Northern Rockies!

7th Annual, Agawa Canyon Ice-Festival at Mile 112 March 11,12,13,14th

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