" 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

Tips for the Early Season Ice Climber

The fastest way to feel gripped in the early season is to not trust your crampons, and the most common reason to not trust them is they just aren't in the ice securely.

Registration opens for the 2015 Vermont Smuggs Ice Bash

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!

Registration open for the 2015 Adirondack Mountainfest

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.

The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains

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.”

4th Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop Nov.7 & 8, 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.

Marathon ice climbing in the Adirondacks!

For only 9 years old I can't believe how well Eli is climbing ice. - Jerod Minich

Marathon ice climbing in the Adirondacks!

Eli Minich, only 9 years old had a marathon ice climbing outing in the Adirondacks. Eli and his dad Jerod took advantage of this extended ice season and found some great climbing on some of the Adirondack classics. Eli...

Beyond Granite: The Geology of Adventure

" 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

Single Pitch Instructor Courses Offered by MMG

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.'