by Justin Matley
Friday, February 26, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Kids-at-heart who continue to climb well into adulthood have got another reason to Strap on a harness and reach for new heights.
For those who have already made the ascent into the world of ice climbing, for those who want to learn, and even more for those who love to rock climb but need to increase their skills and take advantage of glaciers and winter opportunities, the Alaska Ice Festival scheduled for March 5-7 will bring together the best aspects of the sport.
This second installment of the event is following a successful first run. Last year the fest was held at Hunter Creek, close to home and a perfect site for safe, solid ice activities. This year's location has yet to be determined but will likely provide for the similar accessibility and scenic delights. The event focuses on instruction, giving newcomers first-hand experience in climbing techniques, equipment and safety.