If you are interested in an ice climbing adventure close to home, join Story County Conservation on Saturday, Jan. 25, as we travel to rural Cedar Falls to climb an ice-covered grain silo. Participants will depart from McFarland Park (56461 180th St.) northeast of Ames at 9 a.m., eat lunch in downtown Cedar Falls, ice climb for a few hours, and return around 5 p.m.

Participants are asked to dress in layers and wear appropriate winter clothing. There is a warming shed at the I.C.E. (Iowa Climbing Experience) facility. Fee is $50 and includes transportation, gear (safety ropes, harnesses, gloves, and shoes), and snacks. Participants will need to bring money for lunch in Cedar Falls.

Participants who must be back by 5 p.m. should not attend.

Registration deadline (with $50 fee) is 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. Call 232-2516 or email conservation@storycounty.com to register. Space is limited, so register early!