Ice Climbing Nova Scotia

Where will your next road trip be heading? Ouray? Canmore? Norway?  If you're looking to break out of that NH/NY/VT routine but don't want to drop the coin on a flight out west or to Europe, why not check...

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...

Rhythm of the Seasons – Part Two

In Part One of this article, we looked at the off season.  The off season is largely self-explanatory - there's no ice to be climbed.  After the off season, but before the ice is reliably in shape, we're faced...

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

Fall Meets Winter

Slideshow An October day in the Alpine with friends. Life is Good! Photos by Doug Millen - 10/16/11

Rhythm of the Seasons – Part One

As the Sam Adams commercials claim, "there is a rhythm of the seasons."  This is especially true when it comes to ice climbing. Where does the rhythm begin, however, and where does it end?  Does a lack of climbable ice...

Tuckerman Ravine Work Weekend

FRIENDS OF TUCKERMAN HELP REBUILD THE TRAILS Saturday 10/22 and Sunday 10/23 The Tuckerman Ravine region was hit particularly hard during Irene. Due to all the hurricane damage this season, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine (FOTR) and the White Mountain National Forest...

Freddie Wilkinson Interview

Some of the world’s best alpinists seem to come from the Northeast - especially New Hampshire. If you’ve hung out at the Mt. Washington Ice Festival, you know there’s a great bunch of climbers there.  More importantly, you'll find...