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And Here We Go!

 October 26, 2013 All it took was a few days of cold weather to set the stage for the start of the ice climbing season. October ice is so sweet!   Alfonzo, Katie Ives and I  figured the best bet for ice...

Early Season Ice is Approaching!

The time is almost here!  The days are getting shorter and the air colder.  Snow has already fallen on the higher summits.  The motivated, and perhaps overly-positive, climbers will be getting out very soon in hopes of taking their...

Flight into Emerald City

A new ice climb on The Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY First winter ascent of "Flight into Emerald City" M7+ Location: Upper Washbowl Cliff, Keene Valley NY FA: Kevin Mahoney, Nick Bullock & Matt McCormick 1-20-2016 "Kevin Mahoney on his way to the first winter ascent of "Flight...
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...

Solo’s First Trip to “The Lake”

We have been waiting for winter and it is here! The ice is building and with very cold weather coming things are going to go OFF! Next weekend should bring great conditions to most climbing areas. This was Solo's first...
The Black Dike 10-26-16

The Dike – She GO! 10-26-16

The Black Dike Cannon Cliff, Franconia State Park NH October 26, 2016 Peter Doucette and Keith Sidle found just enough winter on Cannon cliff today to climb "The Black Dike". They found thin, wet and bonded ice with just enough gear to get...

Flying High at the 23rd Annual MWV Ice Fest 2016

Photos by Solo, Guided by Doug Millen More photos and information on this event can be found here...https://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest/

Smuggs Ice Bash 2014 – Recap

Smugglers Notch Ice Bash kicked off with an awesome evening at Petra Cliffs!  There was an great line up of competitors ready to crush the route set by Matt McCormick and Peter Kamitses. There's no where else in the...

CATSKILL ICE FESTIVAL 2014

  Join the 16th Annual Catskill Ice Festival February 7, 8, 9, 10, 2014 This year again there will be multiple clinics on all the skills and techniques you need to get out on ice - from basic skills, to dry-tooling, to...
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...