The Building of "ARDU"

by Doug Millen The most advanced RC Helicopter I have built to date Building helicopters is fast becoming my main addiction (like I need another). It has been one of the hardest and most challenging things I have done in my...

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...

Reflections

With temperatures reaching into the mid-80s last week, it seems that winter is finally over.  Tools, boots, and screws are being replaced by chalk, shoes, and rock gear all over the Northeast.  Some of the more stubborn among us...

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...

Cover Photo-Newfoundland 2/14/12

Gros Morne National Park Featured Photo by Alden Pellett Michael Wejchert starts up a pitch of WI5 on an 800-foot route in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland.  Stay tuned for more as their trip unfolds! Cox Cove With the sea rocking below, Rockytop and...

Solo’s First Trip to “The Lake”

We have been waiting for winter and it is here! The ice is building and with very cold weather coming things are going to go OFF! Next weekend should bring great conditions to most climbing areas. This was Solo's first...

Rites of Passage

"So far this is type three fun," Matt comments. The first two pitches have been miserable. The ice is fine, or at least good enough, but the wind and low temperatures are BRUTAL. Up to this point, I'm kicking myself...

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...

Ego Checks

Standing at the first belay, I'm staring up at the crux of the route right off the deck.  Protection will be questionable.  I'm sure I'm strong enough to pull the moves, but is it worth the risk?  I've got...

NEice presents at 'Social Outcast' at Boston Rock Gym

On Sunday, December 15th, 2013, Boston Rock Gym in Woburn, MA will be hosting the 7th installment of their Social Outcast Club—a unique way for climbers to learn, socialize and share experiences about what we all love in a fun,...