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Climbing a Dream in Newfoundland

"Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260') Feb, 21, 2017 Gros Morne National Park,  Newfoundland, Canada Joe Terravecchia,Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff  climbed a new, and spectacular line today, "Dreamline" (WI6+, 1,260'). Dreamline is a spray ice climb to the right of The Pissing Mare Waterfall on Western Brook...

Black Pudding Gully

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival 2017 Out For Some Exercise It's been a great year for "Black Pudding Gully". Hardly a gully, this climb can be steep and challenging at times, but it is fat and wide this year. And has...

2017 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest

We are getting so PSYCHED!!! The Largest Ice Fest in the Northeast is this Weekend! Since its inception, 24 years ago, this event has been one of the biggest and most well known ice climbing events in the Northeast. Feb. 3rd-5th, 2017 North...
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...

LOSING WEIGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR

  - By Alden Pellett My leg plunges through the crust into the waist-deep snow again. I fight to keep my balance on the slope but find myself in an embarrassing situation: my pack pulling me over backwards, my arms flailing,...

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Merry Christmas to All This has been the best start to an Ice Climbing Season in recent memory. Seems like most climbers have been "nice" this year. Thank you Santa! Ice Revolution Ice Revolution from Granite Films ~ Jim Surette on Vimeo. "My main...

Cog Railway Announces Intentions to Build a 35 Room Luxury Hotel on Mount Washington

When History Threatens The Future When I heard about the Cog Railway's intention to build a 35 room upscale hotel and restaurant along their tracks on Mount Washington, I almost didn't believe it.  I felt frustrated and angry over the fact...

Conditions 12-15-16

Winter is HERE! Big Time. A few photos that caught my eye this week.   Source: Facebook Doug Millen      

Central Buttress – Mt. Washington NH

Just thought I'd fire a cool shot your way to get the early season psych up. That's a new route on Central Buttress that Ryan Driscoll starting working on last year. He, Michael Wejchert and I went up there yesterday...

It’s about Time, Where have you Been?

Winter is finally headed our way Last weeks warm weather took it's toll. On Saturday conditions looked worse than the week before. But on Sunday, with a night of below freezing temps the ice is starting to form again. There is plenty of...