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LOSING WEIGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR

  - By Alden Pellett My leg plunges through the crust into the waist-deep snow again. I fight to keep my balance on the slope but...

The 21st Annual ADK Mountainfest

Mark your Calendars! January 13-15, 2017 Mountainfest 2017 has an excellent line-up of speakers this year including Patagonia athlete Kelly Cordes, Rab athlete Scott Bennett and Black Diamond...

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Merry Christmas to All This has been the best start to an Ice Climbing Season in recent memory. Seems like most climbers have been "nice" this...

Cog Railway Announces Intentions to Build a 35 Room Luxury Hotel on Mount Washington

When History Threatens The Future When I heard about the Cog Railway's intention to build a 35 room upscale hotel and restaurant along their tracks on...

Conditions 12-15-16

Winter is HERE! Big Time. A few photos that caught my eye this week.   Source: Facebook Doug Millen      

Central Buttress – Mt. Washington NH

Just thought I'd fire a cool shot your way to get the early season psych up. That's a new route on Central Buttress that Ryan...

It’s about Time, Where have you Been?

Winter is finally headed our way Last weeks warm weather took it's toll. On Saturday conditions looked worse than the week before. But on Sunday, with...
Layering 101

Layering 101

Dialing in your Alpine System for Optimal Performance and Protection The Three Layer System Your comfort and even survival in the backcountry is highly dependent on...

Look Sharp

"In ice climbing, as in life, being dull isn't cool. A dull edge, whether a crampon point or an ice tool pick, takes more...

The Expected and Unexpected of Early Season

Splashing through the rushing water currents on the trail did not invoke confidence that anything would be frozen up higher.  Still, my climbing partner...