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A New Ice Climb in the Remote Panther Gorge Adirondacks, NY by Kevin MacKenzie - adirondackmountaineering.com The cold winter of 2015 seemed to last forever. Perhaps it was the weather, perhaps the weather in combination with the pressures of life. In any...

The first ascent of the Black Dike on Cannon Cliff each year has always been the herald of the new ice season.  This year, it came early and swift! Yesterday morning, Majka Burhardt and Alexa Siegel worked their way up the...

DMM is not well known in the US. When you think of ice tools, you think Petzl, Black Diamond , Grivel and most recently Cassin, not DMM. Well once you have a look at these tools, you will start...

A new climb on Gothics East Face Four Rings of Saturn - NEI 4 / 235' Adirondacks NY   Location - Satellite Image FA: Kevin MacKenzie & Matt Dobbs - March 7, 2015 Though everything in the backcountry is alluring, a few places and features intrigue me more...

The helmet cam?  That's old news! NEice brings you video from Lake Willoughby... like you've never seen before!   Many thanks to Chris Thomas for the idea of the Axe Cam and the first prototypes The Climb: Float Like A Butterfly (Land Like...

They save the best for last. The biggest Ice Fest in the Northeast was incredible this year. My only regret was that there was not enough time to do all I wanted, and not enough time to be with...

This Weekend! The 22nd Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest 2015 Feb. 6th-8th, 2015, North Conway, NH Some highlights: Ice climbing, mixed climbing, and mountaineering clinics with IMCS & Guest Guides (room still available!) Climbing demos from 12+ sponsors Morning coffee sponsored by Frontside Grind at...

  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 17th Annual Catskill Ice Festival January 30, 31, February 1, 2, 2015 This year again they will have multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on ice - from basic skills, to dry-tooling, to...

A Look Into the Experiences of Ice Climbers Who Have Fallen on Ice Screws by Kel Rossiter / Adventure Spirit      INTRODUCTION Last winter a climber with Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine was asking me about the holding power of ice screws. We discussed the...

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