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Cody Ice Festival celebrates 15 years of climbing frozen waterfalls

Aaron Mulkey climbs a frozen waterfall called Hells Angel on the Upper South Fork of the Shoshone River, about 45 miles southwest of Cody. (File photo by Joel Anderson - click to enlarge)

This weekend, the Cody Ice Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary, and more than 300 people are expected to attend events Feb. 15-18. With help from other local climbers and a growing list of sponsors and partners, local mountaineer Don Foote has organized the event each February to promote the unique collection of frozen waterfalls in the Shoshone National Forest near Cody. Fed by springs, streams and melting snow, the waterfalls freeze over the course of the long, cold winters along the South Fork of the Shoshone River, creating an ever-changing playground for climbers who seek adventure and variety. Continue Reading →

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