" I have developed a sharpening obsessive-compulsiveness with my tools and crampons. Literally, I use a new pair of picks and a new pair of crampons every time I embark on an important (to me) climb. It really is that important; it really does make that much difference." - Will Mayo
The 9th Annual Ice Bash will feature Intro to Ice Climbing, Steep Ice Techniques, The Science of Ice Climbing, Learn to Lead, Women’s Beginner-Intermediate Ice Climbing, Avalanche Companion Rescue, Guided Gully Climbs, and much much more!
Mountainfest is an annual celebration of ice climbing and mountaineering, featuring guest athletes who entertain us with tales of climbing adventures, instructional clinics taught by visiting climbers and local guides, demo gear, and a chance to gather with the climbing community for an exciting winter weekend.
With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, world-renowned alpinist Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected climbers in the world. Gripped Magazine called his memoir, The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains (Patagonia, October 2014), “the most anticipated book of 2014.”
The Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop in North Conway, NH is a place to bring together avalanche-minded individuals to share their enthusiasm for snow and discuss topics related to the winter in cold steep climates. It continues to be an annual gathering of avalanche professionals, educators, guides and backcountry skiing and climbing enthusiasts in the Northeast.
" The Face of Winter: Ice Climbing, Skiing, and Snowboarding: How climate has shaped the winter landscape of the White Mountains and how it will likely dictate our experiences in the future." Museum Exhibition: March 25, 2014 – March 8, 2015 Museum of the White Mountains Plymouth State University 34 Highland Street Plymouth, NH (603) 535-3210
The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course (SPI)is designed for active climbers who are interested in leading groups (camp, school, scout, gym, etc.) in an outdoor single pitch rock climbing setting. The SPI course is 27 hours long over 3 days. The assessment is a separate 16-hour process over 2 days. The SPI program is designed to enable climbing instructors to 'proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch rock climbing setting.'