Beyond The Mountain

by Steve House Alpinist editor-in-chief Michael Kennedy, calls Steve House’s new book ". . . a rare and profoundly personal glimpse of the drive, dedication and focus behind today's light-and-fast ascents." Steve said “this is my first and last book, I...

Trends and Analysis

Ice Climbing Participation Trends and Analysis by Tom Stuessy Introduction In the spring of 2005 NEIce was asked to help with an ice climbing research effort.  The site’s owner, Doug Millen, agreed to assist and posted the survey on the web page. The study...

Northeast climbers win Piolet d'Or!

Piolets d'Or 2012 The 2012 recipients are:  Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Freddie Wilkinson (USA) for their ascent of Saser Kangri II (7,518m), India. The first ascent by experienced U.S. climbers, Freddie Wilkinson, Mark Richey, and Steve Swenson of 7518 meter Saser...

Frankensteins South Face

Conditions are everything in ice climbing and they happened this past week on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff. This extended cold spell and cloudy skies have brought in some great ice climbing on the South Face. On Saturday we climbed...

The Lost Mountain Project

This fall, two local female rock climbers, will lead a team of biologists onto an unexplored cliff face in Mozambique. Their mission: - To search for new species of insects and reptiles that will link this fragile and vital mountain...

21st Annual Polartec® Challenge Grant Recipients Announced

(Lawrence, Mass.) - Polartec is pleased to announce the recipients of its 21st annual Polartec® Challenge Grant. Six separate expeditions will receive funding and support from Polartec for 2012: a first ascent attempt in the Indian Karakoram, an attempt...

Harvard Cabin Update – Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings, Just a quick holiday greeting as Marcia and I are about to head back up the trail with our annual Christmas Ham. Cabin visitors over the next few days may get to enjoy some left-overs! Sorry, no guarantees! General...

UP at Boston Rock Gym

Thanks to all who came out to check out NEice's presentation on building, flying and filming with our radio controlled helicopter fleet!  We had a great time.   Here's a few photos from the event by photographer Joel Dashnaw.

Local Climbers Ascend World's 2nd-Highest Unclimbed Peak

Saser Kangri II 7,513 meters (24,649 feet) Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, and Freddie Wilkinson have climbed the east peak of Saser Kangri II in the Eastern Karakoram mountains of India's Kashmir region. This was believed to be the second-highest unclimbed peak in...

New ADK Ice Guide in the Works!

Attention! Don Mellor and Drew Haas are working on a new guidebook for Adirondack Ice Climbing. This will update the current guide "Blue Lines", and will be the 2nd edition. They are looking for photos of Adirondack ice climbing for the new...