During Ice Fest our headquarters is the ultimate “toy shop” that a climber can dream of. From clothing to gear if it is made for ice climbing, you’ll find it here! All of the leading manufacturers will have booths set up displaying and selling the latest and greatest gear with sales representatives on hand to answer any questions you might have. And that’s not even the best part! As a participant at the Michigan Ice Fest you are entitled to a 20% discount on all purchases made during the festival.
From now until Ice Fest we will be giving you a sneak peak on a small sampling of what you can expect to find in the sponsor booths!
Grivel G22 Crampon
A well known system which relies on a nylon speed lever in the rear and a stainless steel front bale to hold the boot. Quick to put on, these bindings are perfect for plastic mountaineering boots that have a rigid sole and substantial heel and toe welts. The stainless steel safety strap, which was invented by Grivel, is permanently mounted on the front bale and prevents total loss of the crampon should it be forced off the boot.
CAMP Geko Light Glove
Based on the same cuts and sleek designs of our popular ski mountaineering gloves, the GeKO Light gets even more trim and precise to fit the unique demands of advanced alpinism and ice climbing. The palms are not insulated for maximum grip and dexterity. Thin padding on the main body combines with box construction using durable polyester fabric for a precise and snug fit without restricting dexterity. Digitally etched leather main palms are reinforced at wear points for maximum durability over time.
LOWA Weisshorn Women’s Mountain Boot
LOWA’s most technical women’s mixed-route alpine boot, the Weisshorn GTX® is a great all-arounder, perfect for a trip to Munising or the Canadian Rockies. The FLEXFIT-SYNCHRO articulated ankle design allows for easy ankle flex in steep, glaciated terrain. The Double Tongue design, with a removable & adjustable inner tongue creates a perfect fit across the top of the foot, while foot-hold and lacing is enhanced with the I-LOCK lacing cam. The I-CORE sole insert reduces weight, provides rigidity. Durably waterproof/breathable, automatic crampon-compatible and made on a women’s-specific last.
Black Diamond ATC Guide
BD’s most versatile belay/rappel device, the Black Diamond ATC-Guide is now even lighter thanks to windows machined through the body. We also enlarged the auto-block release hole to accept a small carabiner. Multiple friction modes provide the optimal amount of stopping power when lowering or rappelling, and the device’s guide mode lets you belay one or two seconding climbers off an anchor.
Mountain Hardwear Glacier Guide Down Jacket
A serious, technical parka made for mountain guides and those they lead.Whether you’re a professional leading expeditions or simply a dedicated mountaineer, the Guide Parka is the warm, insulated, windproof jacket you need. 30D nylon fabric in the body is durable, with 140D nylon fabric in the shoulders, arms, and waist for formidable resistance to extreme conditions.