Cathedral Ledge Craggin Classic – September 13 – 15

It was a blast last year...sounds even better this year. I can't wait! Doug

Ammonoosuc Ravine, Mt. Washington – Leaf

I climbed the main drainage up the center of Ammonoosuc Ravine today (December 1st). Just before Gem Pool, I left the trail and dipped into the river. The footing was a bit tricky following the river because it hadn't entirely froze and I was breaking through the thin ice at places.. but before long I was looking up at a giant icy gully

AAC – 33rd Annual Dinner

Saturday, November 10, 2012 Union Club 101 East 69th Street New York, NY 10021 Special Report Mark Richey "Saser Kangri II" Keynote: Arlene Blum "Breaking Trail: Annapurna & Beyond" Cocktails: 5:30-7:00 P.M. Dinner: 7:00 P.M. Sharp New Member Introductions Black Tie Proceeds Will Benefit AAC Youth Climbing Grants Tickets in Advance Only - Please Use Link below Register

Northeast’s Tom Nonis and Jeff Previte Join Seth Timpano for a FA in Antarctica

Tom Nonis, Jeff Previte and myself had hopes of establishing a new route on this impressive peak. I had noticed a very direct line up to the East Summit of Dolence a few years previous and we all agreed this would be our line of ascension. Contrary to popular belief, the weather in Antarctica in the austral summer can be quite pleasant. However, the day of our climb was not.

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Born to Fail: A Slideshow

First ascents, second ascents (a lot more of those), epic failures, (TONS), belaying famous alpinists, stupid solos, booze, impressions of local climbers, booze, and trips to Newfoundland, Peru, and Alaska. $7.00 gets you in and heckling. Saturday January 17, 2015 at 7:00pm / IME North Conway NH


With temperatures reaching into the mid-80s last week, it seems that winter is finally over.  Tools, boots, and screws are being replaced by chalk, shoes, and rock gear all over the Northeast.  Some of the more stubborn among us...


What’s in an ice climber’s bag should change on a day-to-day basis, depending on the temperature, terrain and conditions. That said, I’m not that into jogging. So instead, I just go ahead and pack a heavy bag with a good rack, a few pins, some hooks, slings and a couple of half ropes in December, and they stay there until March.

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