2019 DATES FEB. 15 - 18
DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED, TICKETS ON SALE FALL 2018
To get a sense of the event, read this journal account from Jeff Shapiro, one of last year’s guest pros, courtesy of CAMP-Cassin.
Watch this video of Jeff and Marcus Garcia’s first ascent in Prince William Sound while they were in Valdez for the 2018 Valdez Ice Fest. Garcia’s appearance at Valdez Ice Fest was made possible by adidas Five Ten and CAMP-Cassin.
This year's slate of pro instructors is still being finalized. Be sure to like us on Facebook for updates as we get them.
2019 DETAILED SCHEDULE
COMING SOON •
Backcountry Seminar. A semi-private all-day adventure with one of our pros to learn all about big ice routes, from terrain reading, leading, belay transition, and how to chose the right gear. Must be comfortable seconding WI4-5.
Welcome reception & Mountainfilm, Valdez Civic Center, on the hill overlooking the harbor at 110 Clifton Court. Included free to all non-climbers rate: $10 at the door. Films start at 7:30 p.m.
Daytime: Full and half-day clinics
Happy Hour: Tech Talk with Black Diamond
Evening: Pro Panel Q & A followed by Live Music
Daytime: Full & half-day clinics
Evening: Silent Auction & Banquet
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Speed Comp returns!
Backcountry Ice Climbing Seminar. A semi-private all-day adventure with one of our pros to learn all about big ice routes, from terrain reading, leading, belay transition, and how to chose the right gear. Must be comfortable seconding WI4-5.
We’re bringing back the speed comp in 2019. View this popular video from 2016.
Try Cool, New Gear!
Ice Fest Passholders will be issued free gear demo cards that can be used to checkout the latest gear from CAMP-USA, Black Diamond and Petzl. Ice Fest participants should still plan to bring their own gear (Boots, Crampons, Helmet and Harness) but now you'll have a chance to try the latest in ice climbing gear technology too - included as part of festival registration.
Tickets will go on sale later this Fall.