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Valdez ice climbing festival 2/17/2017

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Anyone been to the small but growing Valdez ice climbing festival? any first hand opinions?

 

Thinking of jaunting up there in February, for the festival and possible alpine objective.

 

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Skipped last year, but went the two previous years. Great time! I highly reccomend it. Plenty of ice to keep you busy for weeks.

 

It's cheaper to fly into Anchorage and rent a car and drive to Valdez. Yea, it is a 5hr drive but it would save a ton!

 

If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.

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My wife and I are going this year. I have heard nothing but positive reviews of the climbing and festival. We are flying to valdez due to using air miles for tickets. Otherwise I have heard that the Anchorage rental car tactic is best.

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I just singed up for the Intermediate & fast alpine clinics.. so i guess I'm going. Hope to run into you and climb!

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You will have fun. It's a great chance to hang on some pitches steeper than you can lead to work technique. Dress warm and pack whiskey - there is a lot of standing around waiting your turn to climb.

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