A great article from local New Hampshire guide, Peter Doucette of Mountain Sense Guides on how to manage ice fall during climbing. "Getting pummeled by ice takes the fun out of ice climbing. Whether the falling ice is generated by another climber or...
AMGA Steep Ice Tips YouTube

Local AMGA guide Peter Douctte from Mountain Sense Guides offers great tips on how to climb Steep Ice. Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when...

A Look Into the Experiences of Ice Climbers Who Have Fallen on Ice Screws by Kel Rossiter / Adventure Spirit      INTRODUCTION Last winter a climber with Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine was asking me about the holding power of ice screws. We discussed the...

A great film by Petzl on proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread. Ice climbing basics: Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.This film demonstrates proper ice...

SLINGS AT ANCHORS -DMM

Tip of the Week  from Rockies Ice Specialists Inc. How to complete an Abalakov - aka V-Thread - without your hooker. I used 8mm cord in this video but 7mm cord will usually pull through more easily. Make sure your bored...

by Doug Millen It's a never-ending battle! What will an ice screw hold. In real life situations. How can we best protect an ice climb with it's ever changing condition. What I do 1. I carry a variety of ice screw lengths. Ice comes in...

Updated! How strong are abolokov threads, ice screws and re-bored holes for anchors? Lots of data and strong opinions out there. Do the tests represent real world conditions? We have put together several resources for a broad view of ice protection...

New Smartphone App by Jimbl Android System A Camping planner pre-populated and customizable A configurable planner with everything needed for any camping trip. Comes pre-populated with more than 225 camping items. If you are a camping person, this is all you need...

Skinny Singles: How Thin Can You Go? by Justropes.com Modern single ropes keep getting thinner and thinner, pushing the envelope of what is possible for a balance of performance and weight savings. Is a “skinny” single right for you, and if...