The Lost Mountain Project

This fall, two local female rock climbers, will lead a team of biologists onto an unexplored cliff face in Mozambique. Their mission: - To search for new species of insects and reptiles that will link this fragile and vital mountain...
Tom Yandonon on Rhiannon, Chapel Pond

Photos – ADK Mountainfest 2017

We had a great time at the 21st ADK Mountainfest. We delivered some hot soup to the clinics, did some climbing and Solo had a good flight over "Cheese and Crackers" at Chapel Pond. Here are a few of the...

Cathedral's Last Gasp, or not!

The winter is waining and the lower elevation climbs have their days numbered but Erick Eisele and Peter Doucette are still getting after it on Cathedral Ledge NH. - Sunday March 4, 2012 Click photos to enlarge   Double V — much harder...

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...

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...

Matt Horner’s Recovery Fund

Help Support Matt Horner's Recovery Matt Horner, one of the cornerstones of the Adirondack ice climbing community needs our help. Please visit the link below and give whatever you can to help. "Matt had an ice climbing accident Feb 8, 2017, at...

New Petzl Ice Climbing Products

New - Fall 2013 Ice Climbing Tools     LASER SPEED LIGHT: Lightweight ice screw with integrated handle Ultra-light screw with aluminum tube is ideal for mountaineering. Starting is facilitated by the optimized shape of the steel drill. The integrated flexible crank gives an optimized...

The Black Dike, Early Season by Erik Eisele

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by the AAC - New England Section   It begins each year with the first frost. Around the time the calendar flips to October, I find myself sneaking glances at the high peaks forecast and pulling out my...

Ouray 2014 – Elite Mixed Climbing Competition

The annual Elite Mixed Climbing Competition was held Saturday, January 11 at the Ouray Ice Festival in front of a record crowd of enthusiastic spectators. Only three competitors completed the challenging route to the top! 2014 Ouray Ice Festival - Elite...

Game On!

Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington NH - 10/28/11 The season has official started. Many of the early season classics received ascents over the weekend. Not bad for October! Photo by Doug Millen