Author Dave Pagel Book Signing at Michigan Ice Fest

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Author Dave Pagel is coming to Munising for a series of presentations and book signings during the Michigan Ice Fest at both the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore, as well as the Michigan Ice Fest headquarters!

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Join Dave at the Falling Rock as he shares wise, funny and self-deprecating stories about his climbs and encounters inspired by his book Cold Feet: Stories of a Middling Climber. Following the presentation, Dave will be selling and signing copies of his book.

About the Book:

“For years David Pagel has been contributing to American magazines wry, self-effacing accounts of his climbing his way through classic peaks, famous personalities and our often puzzling mountaineering culture. His bemused sense of fun cannot disguise his climbing and writing achievements.”  —The Boardman Tasker Committee

Book Signings and Presentations

Falling Rock Café and Bookstore
Cold Feet: Stories of a Middling Climber On Classic Peaks and Among Legendary Mountaineers
Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5:00pm

Ice Fest Headquarters
Duluth Ice Park: A Success Story
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9:00am

About the Author

cold feet stories of a middling climber book signing author dave pagel michigan ice fest 2018 munisingDavid Pagel has been a fixture of the Midwestern climbing scene ever since he wrote his first article for Climbing magazine (the much-anthologized “Mind Games”) in 1984. In the years since, Dave has published story after story recounting his self-effacing Everyman Adventures on classic climbs ranging from rock solid El Cap to Utah’s crumbling Titan, from his humble home cliffs on Minnesota’s North Shore to the Eiger’s legendary North Face.

In 2015, his collection of published writings, Cold Feet, Stories of a Middling Climber, was shortlisted for the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. In addition, Dave has been at the forefront of the outdoor recreation revolution in Duluth, Minnesota, where the local climbing community has gone activist to transform the access-imperiled Casket Quarry into a legitimate city park where ice and mixed climbing are now welcome and ice farming is imminent.


All of us at the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Bill Thompson, owner at Downwind Sports and organizer of the Ice Climbing Festival. He is an expert at what he does, knowledgeable about all sports and the gear that goes with it, very generous with his time and resources, and he works really hard to bring this event to Munising!

Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore