2018 Schedule & Tickets Available Starting 11.01.17
2018 VALDEZ ICE CLIMBING FESTIVAL
Details of the 2018 clinic schedule are published below. Be sure to like @ValdezIceFest on Facebook for updates as we get them.
• SCHEDULE •
Welcome reception & Mountainfilm, Valdez Civic Center, on the hill overlooking the harbor at 110 Clifton Court. Non-climbers rate: $10 at the door. Festival registration, single night film ticket sales, and beer garden opens at 6:30 p.m.; Films start at 7:30 p.m.
* Saturday •
Saturday Morning Clinics - 9 a.m.
Women's Intro to Ice Katie Bono & Emily Escapule
Co-Ed Beginning Ice - Andres Marin
CAMP USA Light & Fast Seminar - AM Jeff Shapiro
Saturday Afternoon Clinics - 1 p.m.
Women's Intro to Ice - Katie Bono & Emily Escapule
Co-Ed Beginner - Marcus Garcia
Advanced Ice - Conrad Anker
CAMP USA Light & Fast Seminar PM - Jeff Shapiro
Saturday Evening - Valdez Civic Center Ballroom
doors open at 7:30
8p 60 Minutes: Sharp End Edition Katie Bono, Jeff Shapiro, Marcus Garcia, Andres Marin, Conrad Anker
9:30p Satsang in Concert; non-climber tickets at the door $15
• SUNDAY •
Sunday Morning - 9 a.m.
Teens Intro to Ice - Marcus Garcia
Learn to Lead - Andres Marin
CAMP USA Fast & Light Seminar AM Katie Bono
Sunday Afternoon - 1 p.m.
Co-Ed Intermediate Clinic - Marcus Garcia
Mixed Climbing - Conrad Anker
CAMP USA Fast & Light Seminar PM Katie Bono
Evening - Civic Center - 7 p.m.
7 p.m. Silent Auction & Dinner with Conrad Anker
Music by Acoustic Avalanche
Non-climber tickets $30 at the door includes meal, cash bar, silent auction, Conrad Anker presentation & live music
• MONDAY •
10a - 12:30p Pro Skills Jam - TBA
General Admission Tickets. Your ice fest All Access Pass includes daily open climbing from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Also includes entry to all evening social events: Mountainfilm, Saturday dance party, the Sunday night banquet, entertainment and Silent Auction.
This year's clinics will be lead by the most impressive roster of climbers to ever come together in Valdez.
Warm room and hot shower. Rooms are being held under "Ice Fest" at:
Mountain Sky Hotel 907-835-4445, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Downtown B&B 907-835-2791, email@example.com, www.valdezdowntowninn.com
Totem Inn 907-835-4443, firstname.lastname@example.org
We also recommend:
A Place on Coho B&B 907-831-1077, 907-835-2106, http://www.aplaceoncohobandb.com
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.
Alaska Mountaineering & Hiking rental gear
Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking is offering a weekend package rental deal. If you already have your own helmet, you can rent gear at a reduced rate. You can call and reserve gear. This is an amazing deal offered exclusively to Valdez Ice Fest participants! Act fast, last year AMH ran out of gear quickly and demo gear will be available first come, first served.
report from last year's un-fest: Nathan Kutcher Establishes Burly Mixed Line
Though the fest was officially cancelled last year, Canadian couple Nathan Kutcher and Rebecca Lewis came anyway and enjoyed the unstructured time to send put up some incredible, new routes. Click to read Hayden Carpenter's report for Rock and Ice magazine.