Outdoor Research Announces Tour of 2010 Ice Climbing Events

Outdoor Research, manufacturer of functional solutions for human powered adventure, has unveiled its 2010 ice climbing events calendar.

Outdoor Research, manufacturer of functional solutions for human powered adventure, unveiled its 2010 ice climbing events calendar. Outdoor Research is taking part in five events including: Ouray Ice Festival in Ouray, CO; Adirondack International Mountain Festival in Keene Valley, NY; Smugglers Notch Ice Bash in Smugglers Notch, VT; Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest in North Conway, New Hampshire; and the Knuckle Basher Ice Fest in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Alex Kutches, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, “The OR team is deeply committed to meeting the product needs of ice climbers. These ice climbing festivals are the perfect venue to connect directly with our consumers. We learn from their valuable feedback and we can show them our products while helping them build and improve their climbing skills and techniques.”

Outdoor Research Ambassadors and Connectors, a group of professional guides and experienced outdoor athletes, will lead clinics, slideshows, demos and seminars at all of the events. “We have some of the most talented and supportive Ambassadors and Connectors in the industry,” said Kutches. “Since many of them are professional guides, they are fantastic instructors as well as excellent athletes – a great mix for teaching the skills ice climbing requires.”

Outdoor Research staff will also be on hand to showcase and demo its rich assortment of handwear, gaiters and apparel for participants to try during the events.

Outdoor Research’s ice climbing events calendar, which is available at OR’s newly revamped VertiCulture site: outdoorresearchverticulture.com/events, includes:


January 7 - 10

The 15th annual Ouray Ice Festival held in Ouray, Colorado. ourayicefestival.com

January 15 – 17

The 14th annual Adirondack International Mountain Festival held in Keene Valley, New York.


January 30 - 31

The 4th annual Smugglers Notch Ice Bash hosted in Smugglers Notch, Vermont.



February 4 - 7

The 17th annual Mount Washington Valley IMCS Ice Festival in North Conway, New Hampshire.


February 5 - 7

The Knuckle Basher Ice Festival in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.


About Outdoor Research

Based in Seattle WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functional solutions for human powered adventure. Outdoor Research offers technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed up with OR’s Infinite Guarantee ®.

Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access, and educational efforts of a variety of organizations and encourages our customers to do the same.

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