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AMGA – Steep Ice Tips

Local AMGA guide Peter Douctte from Mountain Sense Guides offers great tips on how to climb Steep Ice. Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when...

Arethusa Falls

Solo looking for Ice at Arethusa Falls

The Monster at Lake Champlain

Kevin Mahoney and Alden Pellett having fun escaping from "The Monster" during a midday break from their gear demo responsibilities at The 19 annual Adirondack Mountainfest. * Click photos to enlarge Photos by Doug Millen Kevin Mahoney - Mahoney Alpine Adventures The Mountaineer -...

Frankensteins South Face

Conditions are everything in ice climbing and they happened this past week on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff. This extended cold spell and cloudy skies have brought in some great ice climbing on the South Face. On Saturday we climbed...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow!

One Reckless Youth, an Ice Devil and several Polar children Times like these don't come along often, I mean, when was the last "Polar Vortex"? But when they do, you better be ready. The conditions were ripe for the picking...

The Great Gulf

THE GREAT GULF by Courtney Ley The Great Gulf.  There could be no other name for it.  When I look at it from the vantage point of Mt Clay, I imagine the walls of this giant cirque begin to expand suddenly,...

North Gully, Huntington Ravine 2.22.13

        The calm before the storm and another beautiful day in the alpine zone. One week earlier Doug and I enjoyed the "calm" with entirely different conditions in Madison Gulf.  This time we experienced mid March weather on...

Lard Tunderin' Jaysus, Der's A Lotta Ice Up Der B'ys!

by Ryan Stefiuk I buried my face inside my puffy coat as Andre's snowmobile lurched into motion. The rubber tread beneath us occasionally slipped on the thick black tiles of ice as we sped along the pond. To my right,...

Madison Gulf

  Madison Gulf and Mt. Adams     The Great Gulf  is a massive area shroud with mystery.  In the early years of hiking for many of us here in the White Mountains, the huge drainage of the West Branch Peabody River, the...

High and Dry, Mt. Lincoln NH

                                                "High And Dry" ( erroneously named Woodman/Dorcy in my post Spirit, the names of the FA...