Denver gets ice climbing World Cup as sport rises
Sandstone aspiring to be an ice climbing mecca in Minnesota
SANDSTONE, Minn. (AP) — Peter Lenz felt a little guilty ice climbing recently. The weather was disturbingly nice.
With the sun shining and Pine County temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, it was beautiful out — and chilly enough to keep conditions safe for the Sandstone Ice Festival.
Winter Adventure Weekend offered at Carter Caves
OLIVE HILL, Ky. (AP) — Winter adventures await outdoor enthusiasts this month at Carter Caves State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky.
A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says the Winter Adventure Weekend will offer 220 activities from Jan. 24 through Jan. 27, including hiking, ice climbing, rappelling and cave tours.
Snow days? Winter sports industry preps for climate change
SNOWSHOE, W.Va. (AP) — For many people the holidays signal the start of a joyous time — snow season. It means strapping on skis or hopping onto a sled to tear into soft, fluffy powder.
That's the case for Greg Corio, who for almost two decades has been an avid ice climber.
Ice climbing park’s rising star fits vision for Winona as winter playground
Winona, Minn. A cool vibe is beating from a heart of ice in this river city.
The pulse pumps from a 150-foot tall wall that clings to a towering limestone bluff. This man-made formation has become a destination for Midwesterners with adventure in their veins.
We heard about this place and had to check it out, said veteran ice climber Jamie Fidler of West Des Moines, Iowa. Being here is a birthday present to my daughter. She just turned 12.
Michigan is hot spot for a cold sport: ice climbing
MUNISING, Mich. (AP) — The icy shore of Lake Superior is attracting the best in the field this week: ice climbers.
Michigan Ice Fest begins Wednesday in Munising in the Upper Peninsula and runs through the weekend. There will be classes, demonstrations, films and more, all related to climbing ice.
Winona approves guided climbing agreement
Winona’s City Council rung in the New Year by adding a new partnership to the city’s ice climbing area.
By unanimous vote, the council approved an agreement with Big River Climbing Guides of Winona to allow the group to do guided trips on the ice climbing area, which is located directly above Hwy. 61 and west of Woodlawn Cemetery in Bluffside Park.
Ice Climbing: A Puzzle-Solving Adrenaline Rush
Ice climbing: Part adrenaline rush, part puzzle-solving test
HART'S LOCATION, N.H. (AP) — Chuck Monjak was partway up his first-ever attempt at a nearly vertical ice formation when he found himself in a terrifying predicament. With his weight supported only by the tips of his crampons, he had to figure out how to get around a bulging column of ice.
Destination Recreation: Northern Lights Ice Climbing
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It's a sport usually reserved for daredevils. But here in Essex they've managed to make it something anyone can try.
"Ice climbing has been going on for many many years. It started in the mountains with the waterfalls. When the water fall starts to freeze it creates pillars of ice," says Jay Plantillas ice climbing instructor.
Ska turns ice cold with UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup
The 19th-annual Cody Ice Festival, scheduled for Feb. 10-12 in and around Cody, Wyo., is attempting to take the event to the next level in 2017.
Under new management, the three-day event includes ice climbing clinics by day and nightly speakers and presentations developed to inspire and encourage festival participants.
Ari Novak — a well-known alpinist and ice climber — is the new director of the festival. Formerly...