and watch feats of strength by some of the Northeast’s strongest mixed climbing men & women at the…
Drytooling routes will be set up for the public to demo using Nicros FoamIce, drytooling holds, and regular climbing holds for use with the Dry Ice tools.
Alden’s slideshow will be running on the big screen while the competitors warm up. Follow the far north adventure of Michael Wejchert, Ryan Stefiuk and Alden Pellet and tales of seaside climbing, single malt scotch, and big climbing on the East Coast.
Anne Skidmore Photography is selecting some of her best ice & rock climbing photographs to auction off at the Smuggs Ice Bash to raise money for KISMET Rock Foundation. The goal? To raise a bunch of money for KISMET Rock Foundation! There will be 10 stunning prints to view and bid on at a silent auction, and in the end you’ll be getting some sweet art for your walls AND help transform a kids life through rock climbing.
What is KISMET Rock Foundation?: Simply, it is a four year program that transforms childrens lives through climbing, the opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of their environment, and the joy in overcoming seemingly impossible—vertical—obstacles. And technically, Kismet Rock Foundation enhances the physical, intellectual and emotional development of well-functioning but economically disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a comprehensive and multi-dimensional education in technical rock climbing. To learn more visit: http://www.kismetrockfoundation.org/
Who is Anne?: Anne Skidmore Photography is fascinated by people; by what makes them beautiful and distinctive, by what makes them – them. That fascination drives her passion to be behind the lens. Imagine a chameleon, with the versatility and sensitivity to adapt and create. A nervous subject in the studio presents a challenge as much as a stormy wedding day or shooting a rock climber hundreds of feet up on a cliff face in the light of sunrise. The ever shifting challenge of life behind the lens is what gets Anne out of bed every morning.
To see more visit: www.asweddings.com & www.anneskidmore.com