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The First Ice

Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington NH Thursday October 6, 2011 4:30am start to beat the sun. The first ice we have seen this season. Mr. Alfonzo testing the ice, "she no go".

Still a few copies left! An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England

The last and final printing of the "An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England" by S. Peter Lewis and Rick Wilcox.

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...

Conditions 12-15-16

Winter is HERE! Big Time. A few photos that caught my eye this week.   Source: Facebook Doug Millen      
The Devils Kitchen

The Devil is in the Details

The Catskill Mountains of NY Access Press Release 1-30-2016 The Devil's Kitchen of Platte Clove, NY has been donated to the state of New York to be included as part of Catskill Park, for future generations to access and enjoy. Elka Park, New...

News & Information 01/24/10

The 4th annual Smuggs Ice Bash, the local ice climbing festival at the foot of Smugglers Notch VT. Is This Weekend January 29-31, 2010.  More... The Bossman Bayard Russell & Matt McCormick were crushing it in the “Dacks” during Mountainfest establishing...

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...

Mountainfest 2011

The 15th annual Adirondack International Mountainfest takes place January 14-16, 2011 (this weekend!). This year’s event will kick off with a slide show by Freddie Wilkinson on Friday night. Saturday’s speaker will be renowned Exum guide and mountaineer Mark...

Smuggs Ice Bash 2012 – Drytooling Comp WINNERS!

WINNERS of the Drytooling Comp Friday night at Petra Cliffs, Burlington VT! Jake List of Hinesburg Vermont takes 1st in the Men's division Jake List – Climbing to Win! (slide show) Andrea Charest takes 1st in the Women's division  Click photos to enlarge Results Men's 1st - Jake...

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...