Portillo celebrated its 6th annual Ice Fest this weekend! Patrick Moore, the event's founder and lead organizer, deserves a huge thanks. He arrived days before the competition began, setting routes and finalizing a mountain of logistics. Every year, Moore sets up a tent city behind the Octogon and near the rock field. The dome tents are definitely emblematic of the ice climbers who started pouring in on Friday. For more information on the event, check out our facebook page, and if Spanish isn't a problem, the Ice Fest has gotten a lot of national and Argentine press. There's also a lengthy write-up on Escalando.org that outlines the weekend's schedule and explains the rules.