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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 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...

Kevin Mahoney and Alden Pellett having fun escaping from "The Monster" during a midday break from their gear demo responsibilities at The 19 annual Adirondack Mountainfest. * Click photos to enlarge Photos by Doug Millen Kevin Mahoney - Mahoney Alpine Adventures The Mountaineer -...

The 19th annual Adirondack International Mountainfest January 16, 17 and 18, 2015. Mountainfest is an annual celebration of ice climbing and mountaineering, featuring guest athletes who entertain us with tales of climbing adventures, instructional clinics taught by visiting climbers and local...

Please respect the owners property rights and don't trespass. Use the standard trails from the campground to access the cliff. Please see the information below and tell all your climbing friends. Thank You! - Doug Millen   Climbers should be aware...

Meet WooKong 3.0 The Beast of the NEice Fleet - Built to meet the demands of flying, photographing and filming in the winter weather of the Northeast. After two winters of  building, flying and filming with RC helicopters, I have learned a lot and...

NEice Gear Review for 2014/2015 The cool gusts of Autumn are blowing in, scattering a kaleidoscope of leaves. The first snow flurries of a new season sift down through the mountain air.  Rock climbing seems a mere distraction now as...

Book Review by Don Mellor October 2014 I just finished reading Training for the New Alpinism, and I’m feeling equal parts inspired, enlightened, and useless. It’s a book that does just what it promises: it explains in scientific detail what it takes to...

Conditions Report! October 12-14, 2014 Some years you find ice to climb in October, other years you are hiking in your underwear. The weather started out cold on our trip and we were hopeful, but this was not an ice climbing year. We...