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AMGA – Steep Ice Tips

Local AMGA guide Peter Douctte from Mountain Sense Guides offers great tips on how to climb Steep Ice. Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when...

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...

Last Call

"Last Call" FA: Peter Doucette & Travis Weil Jan 22, 2016 WI6, M6+, 30m Peter Doucette and Travis Weil did a what they believe is a new route on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH. It is to the right of Bayard's and Josh Hurst’s line...

December UPdate – What the f&@k?

New Hampshire The beginning of this ice season has been anything but consistent. We've had thigh deep snow topping out of Huntington Ravine in October followed up by spring-like temperatures on the high summits for weeks with only splashes of...

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...
Mike Pelchat on the wet and thin Black Dike Traverse. 2-23-17

Unprecedented February in The Northeast

Where are we and what's next? Remind me? What month was that? February or April? The month started off great! Plenty of snow and ice to climb. But, right after some epic snowfalls and great skiing, things went south. It started to...

By Tooth and Claw

A new climb in the remote Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY by Kevin MacKenzie By Tooth and Claw (WI4) Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY Date: January 30, 2016 Climbers: Kevin MacKenzie, Bill Schneider & Devin Farkas Duration/Mileage/Elevation Gain: 15.75 hours /18+ miles /5,300 feet Approach: 8.5 miles from the Garden Trailhead, Keene...

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...
Lake Lake Willoughby VT

Solo at “The Lake”

UP! Solo climbs the Last Gentleman, Promenade and China Shop on a sunny day in January. "The Lake" always delivers. A birds eye view of "The Lake" and The Last Gentleman amphitheater, like you have never seen before! - View Full Screen...

A Solo Winter

Winter came late, and not the best of winters, but I had a ton of fun flying my new drone. Here are some of my best video clips that I shot last fall/winter with my new Drone, "Solo!"