Building a strong, healthy community starts from the ground up and takes time and effort. That’s why we offer the Sue Nott Scholarship to help us develop the next generation of ice climbers.
The Heartland Grant is designed to help Midwest climbers and weekend warriors chase their ice climbing dreams. Our community is rich with dreamers and extraordinary climbers and it’s time we foster that. Apply here
The Access Fund/American Alpine Club Raffle
The Access Fund and American Alpine Club have had a strong presence in the Upper Peninsula for many years and we’ve partnered with them for memberships drive and raffle.
Remote Route Challenge
The idea for Michigan Ice Fest Remote Route Challenge is to see who can get deepest into the depths of the ice climbing in the Upper Peninsula. There is a lot of ice out there, but so much of it doesn’t see much traffic, the challenge is here!
Throughout history, the search for treasure has led people beyond the edges of the map. Treasure stories abound in the Upper Peninsula. From the riches of the treasure ship SS Comet, to the lure of lost gold mines and the Wall of Silver, the rewards can be fantastic and the adventures unforgettable. This ice season Michigan Ice Fest is getting in on the hunt. We’re excited to send worthy treasure seekers into far flung corners of the U.P.’s ice climbing world. Here’s how it works
And finally, what’s the point of climbing if it’s not fun? So we do our best to give away a bunch of stuff and brighten everyone’s day at our Gear Raffle & #PhotoContest.