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The Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest is back!

This year the annual silent auction, which has been a mainstay of Ice Fest, is moving online to help facilitate social distancing and provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to participate. Since 2018, the Access Fund has been the non-profit beneficiary of the auction and we're excited to be back in 2022!

Since we all last saw each other in 2020, Access Fund has been busy spearheading the stewardship of climbing areas in the Northeast and across the U.S. We've also been busy helping with the acquisition of numerous climbing areas including Antlion Crag in the Gunks, and Hanging Mountain in S.W. Massachusetts. As we continue to see unprecedented growth in climbing and outdoor recreation in general the work of the Access Fund has never been more important.  All money raised through the silent auction will go directly to Access Fund's efforts to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment across the United States.

Check out the information below to learn more, and be sure to check out for more information about this year's festivities and clinics.


Auction Opens: Monday, January 31 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time
Auction Closes: Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Registration: You must be registered and have a credit card on file to bid.

Click the "REGISTER NOW" button to begin.


How do I register and how does bidding work?
GiveSmart offers a slick user experience. Click here to watch an all-encompassing instructional video. To start, click the "REGISTER NOW: button.


Do I have to attend the MWV Ice Fest to participate in the online auction?
No! The online auction is available to anyone interested in browsing and bidding.

How will I receive an item if I place the winning bid?
If you attend the Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest you will be able to pick up your item on Sunday, February 6, at International Mountain Equipment located at 2733 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860.

This is the quickest possible way to pick up your item and limit our shipping costs, which will come out of the total funds raised. If you aren't attending Ice Fest or you leave before Sunday, we will ship your item within 2 weeks of the auction closing.


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