I made it to Lansing! I got here a few hours ago and finally have wifi so I can post 🙂 I’m on a school trip for Youth in Government and will be gone until Sunday. I’ll talk more about that when I do a recap of it, but for today I have something that I’ve been waiting to share for over a month now.
I think it’s taken me so long to write about this because I was waiting for the right words to come that could fully express the incredible time I had. I still don’t have those words, but instead of waiting for them to come I’m just going to share right now because there’s no sense in holding these back. You’ll just have to trust me that if you want an experience that will change your life, go ice climbing at Michigan Ice Fest.
Pictures are definitely more helpful than words, so just enjoy! The pictures are mostly chronological so you can feel like you’re there with me. It was a long day full of so much fun!
Amanda!Professional climber Anna Pfaff
I was honored to be the winner of the Sue Nott Scholarship. I want to give a HUGE thank you to Ms. Anderson for telling me about it and giving me a place to stay! I wouldn’t have had this experience without you and I’m so thankful for being a part of your life!
Not only was the climbing what made my experience so great but all of the amazing ladies I met. There was just so many neat and interesting people there. Everywhere I turned I was talking to someone new who had an amazing story to tell.
I seriously can’t recommend enough that everyone should attend Ice Fest sometime in their lives. I didn’t even know what ice climbing was until I went, but now I feel like I’m part of that breed of people (kind of like runners!). I have no doubt that someday I’ll move up to the big summits, but for now I’ll just stick with the small ones. 😀 See you next year, Ice Fest!