By Courtney Ley As we know in the climbing world, one woman's Grade V is another woman's Grade II. We try to define the difficulty of the route, the time it takes to climb it and level of commitment it requires by funny little symbols...

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,...

By Courtney Ley   It was dawn.  Admittedly, there was some anxiety.  I was well aware I was alone.  The winds blew crystallized snow in my face at a high rate of speed, accompanied by the occasional gust with enough force...

  Madison Gulf and Mt. Adams     The Great Gulf  is a massive area shroud with mystery.  In the early years of hiking for many of us here in the White Mountains, the huge drainage of the West Branch Peabody River, the...

Crawford Notch, Mt. Webster 4x4 1/8/12 words & photos; Alan Cattabriga The Horses are on the Track In late October the first ice was climbed. The ice season was starting.  As usual I was chomping at the bit and wanted more.  Then the...

Pinnacle, Shoestring and The Throat in a day By Alan Cattabriga The Details: 1. Pinnacle: Leave Car 6am,  Back down 9:15am.  (3hrs. 15min.) 2. Shoestring: Leave car 10:20am,  Back down 12:10 (1hr.50min.) 3. The Throat: Leave car 1pm, Back down 5:50pm. (5hrs.50min.) Total Time: 10...

The North Face of Gothics, Grand Central on Marcy and Colden's Trap Dike in a day. by Emilie Drinkwater My decision to try the “Trilogy” was made on a Sunday afternoon, March 15th. Inspired by recent link-up activity in...

By Louis-Philippe Ménard Hey Doug, thanks so much for posting a great photo of Omega last weekend (3/18/06). It convinced Max and I to take a day off of work to go do it. Although...

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