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...

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...

Protecting The Ice We Climb

by Doug Millen It's a never-ending battle! What will an ice screw hold? In real life situations. How can we best protect an ice climb with it's ever changing condition. What I do 1. I carry a variety of ice screw lengths. Ice comes...

Renormalized at “The Lake”

Ah! The conditions are getting better and I am back to my normal state, once again, at "The Lake".   Below are a few condition photos from our trip to Lake Willoughby VT on Saturday December 13, 2014. Plenty of challenging...

Paradox Sports Returns to North Conway

The Third Annual Adaptive Ice Climbing Event Its called Paradox Ice - we're taking 20 athletes with physical disabilities ice climbing at Cathedral Ledge. Dates: Friday, Feb 7 to Sunday Feb 9, 2014 Boulder, CO – Paradox Sports is pleased to announce...

The Heretic

  Heresy: An unorthodox practice, publicly avowed, and obstinately defended. Heretic: One who carries out the above; traditionally burned alive as penalty for sins.   THE HERETIC article by Patrick Cooke  ***** There's a particular dogma within our community that drives us and binds us together: get...

NEice takes to the air in Huntington Ravine

It was Easter weekend and what better way to spend it than with our friends at Harvard Cabin!  Packed in a sizable sled, the latest and greatest flying machine and it's components were headed up the trail Friday night,...

New rules to access La Pomme d'Or

  La Pomme d’Or Every winter, skilled climbers take on the  Pomme d’Or, a spectacular and perilous rock face along Rivière Malbaie. For permission to climb this ice wall in the park, you’ll need an access permit. Refer to Reservation Terms and Conditions for...

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,...

Gear Ready for Adventure… Climber Not

It's 4:00am Sunday morning, and the gear is packed and ready for a run up Mt. Lincoln.  Unfortunately, the climber is not. The culprit?  Laziness, sloth, lethargy, weariness... All apt descriptions in this case. The Backstory: 5:00pm Saturday - the climber, overwhelmed by the...