The Climb: Michigan Ice Fest

The northern Midwest can get absolutely pounded with snow and freezing temperatures during the winter months. While many see the beauty of Michigan’s upper peninsula in the summer for the shorelines, forests, and waterfalls – many miss out on that same beauty in the winter. While many may seek the comforts of a warm home or narrow their winter activities to ski lodges and snowmen, there are the few that really get the most out of these winter months.


Dog sledding, ice climbing, ice cave exploration just to name a few are a great way to experience the Great Lakes even in the depths of winter. Each year, the Michigan Ice Fest brings together climbers, students and guests to experience ice climbing in the frozen falls of Munising, MI on the shores of Lake Superior.

There is an opportunity to learn a new skill, take courses, learn from top athletes, explore the area, make new friends and experience the Great Lakes. This past weekend our man Tim took to the falls in the middle of February to experience ice climbing first hand. While Ice Fest 2019 might be in the books, follow the group on social media to learn how you can get involved and register in 2020. Get out there, and live the Great Lakes Good Life.