Solo had a great time at the 20th ADK Mountainfest and captured some spectacular images. His first trip to the Adirondacks and he can't wait to return. Many thanks to The Mountaineer and Rock and River for all the hospitality. Also see a Photo Recap of the...
Ryan climbing some exposed ice during the trip - Alden Pellett

A Trip Report by Ryan Stefiuk - bigfootmountainguides.com The MV (marine vessel) Leif Ericson crunches through sea ice in the Cabot Strait. The ship's hull groans and 2-3 meter thick ice buckles underneath. Cracks in the ice expose the intimidating midnight...

By Matt Ritter From the exposed ledges of the Whitney Gilman Ridge it would call to me. I’d snap seemingly random photographs and stare distractedly. I’d remind myself that as a guide I should remain focused. The giant corner system...

Arch Enemy - Scottish V,5... it should be pretty moderate with good gear. 2 hours, 150 feet, one stopper, one shitty spectre at 80 feet threatening to torque out of the crack if it takes a fall, and a...

by Doug Millen We arrived in Millinocket early Saturday evening with bare ground showing but woke to snow plows and about 2 inches of fluffy snow. Not good sledding snow to cover the gravel road that would take us to...

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...

Peter Doucette &  Michael Wejchert refusing to give up winter! " The alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. "UNNGH!!!!" Staggering downstairs, I pushed aside empty PBR cans and groped for the french press. The high school themed party (I never thought I'd dress...

" At 11 a.m. this morning my (non-climbing) plans for the day fell apart. I suddenly had five hours of daylight but no objective or partner. "Perfect," I thought, "a chance to wrestle with the art of climbing firsthand. An opportunity to...

Tricks and Treats The first ice climb of the season is an eventful day for all of us. As fortune would have it, every year over the last decade, I’ve found good ice in the month of October. And over...
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