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ICE FEST — NMU senior Vaughn Rodriguez climbing a route at last year’s festival. The Michigan Ice Fest offers a wide variety of classes for climbers of any skill level. The festival returns Feb. 8-12, in Munising, MI.

Michigan Ice Fest offers adventure, expertise in climbing

Fischer Genau February 8, 2023

Michigan Ice Fest is back. Over a thousand people will gather in Munising, MI, from Feb. 8-12 to climb ice, take courses with expert guides, listen to guest speakers and hang out at festival events and...

Photo courtesy of Paul Mcsorley
PRO CLIMBING— An ice climber takes a breath during an ice climb in Munising, Michigan. January through March are typically the best times to ice climb in the U.P.

A moment with pro ice climber Paul Mcsorley

Peter Smedley February 18, 2021

The choice to have Michigan Ice Fest did not come easily for many of the climbers involved. Ice climbing provides a unique, temporary means of climbing that can only be done during certain times of the...

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