It’s cold and it’s crazy, but ice climbing might be one of the best experiences you have this winter. Provided you have it at one of America’s best ice climbing festivals, that is, and under expert supervision.
Festivals are a great way to break into the sport. They offer professional coaching, a (relatively) safe environment, and cheap or free rental gear.
They’re also really, really fun. So whether you’re a true beginner or a seasoned climber, mark your calendar for one of our favorites.