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Gonna get my ice climb on!

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Yea, you heard me.....gonna get my ice climb on at the 2013 Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival! This will be my first time attending the ice festival as well as taking an ice climbing clinic. The fest is hosted by IME (International Mountain Equipment) and takes place Feb 1-3, 2013 in North Conway, NH. I'm really looking forward to this event, actually I'm totally psyched! I'll be taking a climbing clinic from two guest guides; Art Mooney and Emilie Drinkwater and also have the op to meet other ice climbers. There will be videos, shows, free food and oh-la-la, lots of gear demos!! Bringing my camera and hope to get lots of photos! Ice-ice baby!

Stonehouse Pond - Ice Climbing

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Stonehouse Pond Barrington, NH
What a difference a year makes! 13 months ago I wore a borrowed pair of leather boots and mountaineering crampons and kicked my way to the top on my first ice climb! My blog about that first ice climb can be found here: http://lookwhatididadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/stonehouse-pond-ice-climbing.html
This year I had my own ice climbing boots and crampons, but I didn't have ice axes or ice climbing gloves. So I met up with Kellie at her place to gear up. I showed her my 'cool find' and her husband noticed how dull the front picks were. So he showed me how to correctly file the front points as well as the second row of points. I sure am glad I bought a package of foot sole warmers! They were 3 pairs in a package on sale at Target. I quickly stuck a pair to the bottom of my wool socks and laced up my boots. The boots were really awkward to walk in but I was sure happy to have my very own pair.
We took my truck to the entrance of the Stonehouse P…