Flying High over the 20th ADK Mountainfest

Solo had a great time at the 20th ADK Mountainfest and captured some spectacular images. His first trip to the Adirondacks and he can't wait to return. Many thanks to The Mountaineer and Rock and River for all the hospitality. Also see a Photo Recap of the...

Mountainfest 2014 Wrap-Up

Another Adirondack Mountainfest has come and gone.  As always, it started with a joke from Vinny and ended with many things to toast to with some good bourbon.  What happened in between?  Well, all weekend, clinics were going on,...

2017 – Northeast Ice Festivals

Well the ice season is upon us and the Northeast Ice Festivals will be here before we know it. Here are the latest dates for the 2016-2017 Ice Season. Mark your calendars and sign up early! Jan.13-15, 2017 - Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival,...

Smuggs Ice Bash Wrap-Up – 2015

  The Smuggs Ice Bash in Smugglers Notch VT was too much fun! It gets bigger and better every year. So let's get right down to it. Friday night's Kick-off Party and Dry Tool Competition at Petra Cliffs was a blast. DJ Kanganade was...

The 21st Annual ADK Mountainfest

Mark your Calendars! January 13-15, 2017 Mountainfest 2017 has an excellent line-up of speakers this year including Patagonia athlete Kelly Cordes, Rab athlete Scott Bennett and Black Diamond athlete Kevin Mahoney. Patagonia Worn Wear will be hanging out in the shop during Mountainfest weekend...

Smuggs Ice Bash 2014 – Recap

Smugglers Notch Ice Bash kicked off with an awesome evening at Petra Cliffs!  There was an great line up of competitors ready to crush the route set by Matt McCormick and Peter Kamitses. There's no where else in the...

Smuggs Ice Bash 2017

11th Annual Smuggs Ice Bash January 20-22, 2017 Kick-off party | Drytooling Competition | Clinics | Slideshows & Speaker Presentation | Raffle | Camaraderie! Free gear demos from the industries leading brands, clinics for the beginner to advanced climbers, multimedia slideshows by...

Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

March 11-12, 2017 Presented by The North Face The first annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival is a gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. While geared towards backcountry skiers and snowboarders,...

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest 2014 – Highlights

Everyone comes out for this fest!  And for good reason.  This year's Ice Fest was a huge success.  Saturday night for the main presentation, the Theater in the Wood was at capacity.  The biggest Ice Festival in the Northeast...

20th Annual ADK International Mountaineering Festival

WELCOME TO MOUNTAINFEST 2016 January 15 through 18, 2016. CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MOUNTAINFEST! Clinics | Instructors | Registration | Schedule Mountainfest is an annual celebration of ice climbing and mountaineering featuring guest athletes who entertain us with tales of climbing adventures, instructional...