2012 Alpinist/Smuggs Ice Bash
The 6th annual Smuggs Ice Bash – the local’s ice climbing festival at the foot of Smuggler’s Notch. We are working out the details of this year’s Bash, be prepared for some great clinics, a wicked slide show, and the Petzl drytooling comp at Petra Cliffs on Friday night!!**Clinic registration and information here
The main venue this year will be at the Smuggler’s Notch Inn
, right in the village of Jeffersonville. There are rooms available upstairs, a great pub downstairs, and all the vendors in the middle. Mention the Ice Bash for a room discount. For more lodging options, click here
. There is always free winter camping in Smuggler’s Notch for the thrifty.
Kick off Ice Bash at Petra Cliffs
in Burlington on Friday, January 27th – 6pm: Competition begins – watch the area’s best climbers battle it out to a winner take all finish. $5 spectator fee, food & beverages provided. Competitors - $250 cash prize
, for both men’s and women’s categories. Limited entry – email your intent to compete with a short climbing resume firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunrise Mountain Guides
“Head to VT on January 27th for the - WOW, Sterling Rope & La Sportiva are giving up $250 to the top men’s and women’s climber at the indoor drytooling comp Friday night at Petra Cliffs, Burlington VT!”
“Guest guide and slide show by Freddie Wilkinson – Karakoram Frontiers: A season of first ascents in the Himalayas’ last refuge. Images/videos/storytelling by Freddie Wilkinson. Jeffersonville Tavern, Saturday 1/28. Freddie will also MC the comp at Petra Cliffs in Burlington on Friday night!
Conditions are good and getting better in the Notch. Look for NEice at the trail head and get some hot soup! – Doug