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...

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...

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...

Weekly UPdate – November Rations

On the day of the Black Dike ascent on October 19th, I was in Huntington Ravine to scope out what, if anything, had formed after only two days of below freezing temperatures.  I chose a winding line up Yale...

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...

The Great Gulf

THE GREAT GULF by Courtney Ley The Great Gulf.  There could be no other name for it.  When I look at it from the vantage point of Mt Clay, I imagine the walls of this giant cirque begin to expand suddenly,...

Harvard Cabin Report 3-17-16

March 17, 2016 Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Happy St. Paddy's Day! In celebration, The white mountains have been turned green! But, don't worry, there is still plenty of skiing and climbing to be had before we let all the ice fall down....

North Gully, Huntington Ravine 2.22.13

        The calm before the storm and another beautiful day in the alpine zone. One week earlier Doug and I enjoyed the "calm" with entirely different conditions in Madison Gulf.  This time we experienced mid March weather on...

Driving up Hillman’s Highway

by Doug Millen Ever since Irene,  Alfonzo and I have been wanting to catch this drainage, in that perfect moment. We've scrambled up Hillman's in the summer,using it to access the rock ridges of the Boott Spur.  The movement of...

Harvard Cabin Report 3-3-16

March 3, 2016 The Harvard Cabin, Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington NH Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, How's everybody doing? I'm sure you're all equally as frustrated with the yoyo-like weather we've been dealing with here in eastern North America. It seems like there have...