The KRONOS is HERE!

THE KRONOS, THE WORLD'S FIRST 'T' RATED TECHNICAL ICE CLIMBING TOOL MADE OF WOOD "Just amazing, a 'T' RATED wood ice tool. The future is here!" - Doug Millen Fellow Ice Climbers, We are extremely proud to finally release the KRONOS Wood...
Ryan climbing some exposed ice during the trip - Alden Pellett

Newfoundland 2015

A Trip Report by Ryan Stefiuk - bigfootmountainguides.com The MV (marine vessel) Leif Ericson crunches through sea ice in the Cabot Strait. The ship's hull groans and 2-3 meter thick ice buckles underneath. Cracks in the ice expose the intimidating midnight...
Pi-day---fred-hillmans

“Pi Day”

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...

Burhardt and Siegel Start off the Ice Season with Impressive Ascent

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...

The Apex and Switch – DMM Ice Tool Review

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...

Four Rings of Saturn

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...

Axe Cam!

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...

Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest Recap – 2015

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...

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest 2015

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...

Smuggs Ice Bash Wrap-Up – 2015

  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...