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January 25-27, 2013

The ice is coming back with a vengeance!  With very cold weather building ice all week it should be a great weekend in the Notch! Look for NEice at the the parking lot at the entrance to the Notch for some hot soup and a look at the NEice helicopters! Lets hope the flying weather is good! Hope to see you there.

Friday, January 25

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center, Burlington VT

6:00 – 10:00pm: Smuggs Ice Bash Kick-off Party
Drytooling Competition
Public Dyrtooling Demos
Anne Skidmore Photography Silent Auction
Alden Pellett Newfoundland Slideshow

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center
105 Briggs St., Burlington VT
(802) 657-3872

$5 entry, any further donation to the KISMET Rock Foundation or CRAG-VT appreciated!

Saturday, January 26

Breakfast available for purchase at The Mix Cafe & Bakery at the Smuggs Inn, open at 7am

Clinics 9am – 3:30pm

2-4pm: Free: Science of Ice Climbing Demo at “Frank’s Creation” aka Guide’s Wall

Aprés climb & dinner available at the Smuggs Tavern

Slideshow Presentation by Kevin Mahoney: First Ascents from New England to Alaska to Nepal; Free
6:00pm  at Smuggler’s Notch Inn & Tavern, 55 Church St., Jeffersonville VT

Raffle to benefit CRAG-VT

Sunday, January 27

Breakfast available for purchase at The Mix Cafe & Bakery at the Smuggs Inn, open at 7am

Clinics 9am – 3:30pm

Ice Bash wrap-up at the Smuggs Inn & Tavern

More info here…

Annual Agawa Canyon – Ice Climbers Festival 2013

The 15 th. Annual Agawa Canyon – Ice Climbers Festival & Reunion will take place March 7-10, 2013

Icefest Events!

The Ice Climbing Festivals are almost here!

Be sure to attend one, or all of them if you can!

NEice Ambassador, Guide & Owner of the Petra Cliffs, Andrea Charest will be at the Smuggs Bash &  MWV Icefest.
Photo; Mike Bauman
















Adirondack Mountain Fest – Jan 18-20, 2013

Smuggs Bash – Jan 25-27, 2013

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest – Feb 1-3, 2013

Catskill Ice Festival – Feb 8-11, 2013

Fund Drive – December 2012

What would the ice climbing season be like without NEice?…Think about it!

It’s time for the year end Fund Drive.

NEice is a community web site run by volunteers, but we still have hard costs to run and maintain the server and the related costs. While sponsors and Google ads help,  it’s the viewer donations that make the difference.

If you like what we are doing and want us to expand our efforts and bring you the best there is in Northeast Ice Climbing. Contribute to the site and make a donation today.



$25.00 / Season is the standard donation. More is greatly appreciated

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1. You can click the donation logo below to make a payment using PayPal. PayPal is secure and easy to use system for online payments.

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PO Box 360

Bartlett, NH 03812-0360

 I would like to thank this seasons sponsors and supporters

The American Alpine Club
The Mountaineer
Alpine Web
Black Diamond
Outdoor Research
Mountain Tools
Boston AMC Mountaineering Committee
Members Donations

Thanks for your support!

~ Doug Millen

AAC Annual Benefit Dinner – March 2-3, 2012

American Alpine Club 2012 Annual Benefit Dinner in Boston

Weekend focus is Partnership: Climbing through the Generations

American Alpine Club

Golden, CO—Today The American Alpine Club—dedicated to knowledge, inspiration, conservation and advocacy for the climbing community—announced the theme, featured speakers, and destination for its 2012 Annual Benefit Dinner weekend, March 2–3, 2012. The dinner will be held at the Seaport Hotel on the waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts, and will celebrate a year of change and success through the theme of Partnership: Climbing through the Generations.

The weekend will kick off March 2nd with a Friday night Member’s Meeting and Climber’s Gathering, a social evening open to all climbers and attendees. Saturday night’s Annual Benefit Dinner will include waterfront dining, annual awards honoring climbing’s luminaries and rising stars, an auction, and a keynote presentation.

Boston native Mark Richey and climbing partners Freddie Wilkinson and Steve Swenson have been tapped to deliver the keynote, sharing inspiration from their August 2011 Saser Kangri II expedition. The goal was to reach the 7,518-meter summit of the second-highest unclimbed mountain in the world—one of the last frontiers of Himalayan climbing. For Mark and Steve, both in their 50s, the climb was the capstone of their long and already distinguished climbing careers. The story of their expedition will provide a glimpse into the future of exploratory alpinism, highlight the powerful tradition long exemplified by the New England climbing community and The American Alpine Club, and amplify the evening’s theme of partnership across generations.

The Annual Benefit Dinner is the AAC’s signature and largest annual event. In addition to fine dining and entertainment, the Dinner mingles climbers of all generations and abilities to celebrate the vibrant state of this 110-year-old organization.

“This year’s program speaks to themes that resonate deeply at The American Alpine Club. The Swenson-Richey-Wilkenson route on Saser Kangri II—previously the second highest unclimbed peak on Earth—is bold and adventurous,” said Phil Powers, Executive Director at The American Alpine Club. “The intergenerational nature of the team and the amazing story of Steve Swenson’s rescue at the end of the trip resonate with what we value at the AAC.”

In 2011, The American Alpine Club implemented new programs, attained advocacy milestones, and expanded its online and grassroots community resources to provide climbers with more resources and ways to connect with each other. In just the past year, the Club has:

• Hired staff around the country to ensure that the AAC is vibrant in your backyard. These regional coordinators regularly connect with Members by hosting local events, conservation projects, and more.

• Expanded its Member benefits to include rescue insurance, climber-friendly
insurance, expansive discounts, and new and improved places for climbers to stay, such as the rebuilt Snowbird Hut in Alaska and the new AAC Clubhouse in Kathmandu, Nepal.

• Purchased 40 acres of land on the rim of West Virginia’s New River Gorge. The AAC is
working with local conservation and climbing organizations to plan a Climbers’
Campground with amenities walking distance from popular crags.

• Launched a new website, bringing local communities together in a more
user-friendly and attractive online space.

• And in 2012, the Club will break ground on a new Climbers’ Campground with easy access to climbing in New York’s Shawangunks.

“The AAC is at its best when we can be helpful to climbers where they climb—in their own backyards. Bringing the annual dinner to Boston is a tiny example of our increased support of local sections. Just in the last year we have added regional coordinators and new conservation and climbing grants to support needs at the local level,” Powers said.

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About The American Alpine Club
The American Alpine Club provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the world’s most sought-after climbing annuals, The American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the world’s leading climbing library and country’s leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at Join the AAC’s online community at


Erik Lambert
Information & Marketing Director
The American Alpine Club
(303) 951-4572

Alycia Cavadi
Momentum Media PR
(617) 875-5553


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