Winter is Here!

Sharpen your tools and get ready Lowe's path on the way to Mt. Adams 11/29/09 Photo: Doug Millen After a good start in mid October the ice conditions have gone continually down hill. But over Thanksgiving the higher elevations got hammered with...

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BD Recall notice

VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BD CARABINERS AND QUICKDRAWS

Black Diamond Equipment Carabiners Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2016) - Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of...

Conditions 12-15-16

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

New Petzl Tools

If you could change the Nomic, what would do? That’s easy; add a hammer and a spike. Well Petzl is working on this and the proto types are here. See photos at Escalade Quebec / Forum “The tools we are seeing...

Floods and Deep Snow

Spring is coming! And with spring weather comes certain opportunities .....get ready! Heavy rains hit hard in the south and deep snow (2-3 ft) in north west of our region. More heavy rain on the way, even on Mt. Washington. The...
The Black Dike 10-26-16

The Dike – She GO! 10-26-16

The Black Dike Cannon Cliff, Franconia State Park NH October 26, 2016 Peter Doucette and Keith Sidle found just enough winter on Cannon cliff today to climb "The Black Dike". They found thin, wet and bonded ice with just enough gear to get...

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...

Full Scottish Conditions

Whitney-Gilman Ridge 12/10/10 Eugene Kwan on a cold but fun day.  The approach was burly! - Kevin Kevin Mahoney Mahoney Alpine Adventures www.mahoneyalpineadventures.com

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...