North East Ice

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Festiglace Pont-Rouge 2020 - Pro Comp

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Competition Results & Photos
Panther Den with Waking Cerberus marked

Waking Cerberus

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Waking Cerberus on the Panther Den by Kevin B. MacKenzie

Upside Down at Pont-Rouge

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Not only is the ice steep at Pont-Rouge, it's also overhanging

Festiglace Friday #9

Climbing the loose shale of Pont-Rouge

Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest 2020

This Weekend! The Biggest Ice Climbing Festival in New England. Don't miss it!

Maidenhead (M7+ NEI5+)

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New and Adventurous mixed route at "The Lake"

Smuggs Ice Bash 2020 - Event Recap

The 14th annual Smuggs Ice Bash - Event Recap



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Sure a coronavirus vaccine would be nice, but here’s something to really look forward to in Winter 2021...
Todd Swain has recently wrapped up and sent to the printer his Southern New England Ice Guide!
I know he’s been researching this project meticulously, and I look forward to enjoying the fruits of that labor.
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I haven’t gotten out on vertical terrain in a while now. I’m missing all my climbing friends and the good times together. Here’s to you all and hoping for a chance to climb again soon! #mammutna, #campusa, #northeastice,#iceclimbing, #climbingismypassion ...

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Dominatrix making a solid attempt to reach the ground on May 12, 2020. #northeastice ...

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Ok.. So does this ascent of ENT gully on May 12 count toward the 2020/2021 ice season or the 2019/2020 ice season? Asking for a friend...
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Found photos I thought were lost from my Festiglace visit where verticalmarianne and dennisvanhoek were kind enough to belay and take some pics of me on TR on "Tree of Life". Thanks so much for putting me on this line for some dancing lessons, carl.darveau.
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Missing ice season today, and new ice friends. Was inspiring to watch you all climb. Best regards to all of you and hoping that we can meet again next season.

#iceclimbing #mixedclimbing #treeoflife #iceclimbingimages #ileauxraisins #pontrouge #festiglace #quebecice #northeastice #escaladedeglacequebec #trainingmotivation #climbingtherapy #icelife PC dennisvanhoek
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With the world trying to make sense of all the chaos, businesses and organizations like our national parks are beginning to open back up.

Just because the world is trying to grasp some sense of normalcy does not mean the risks are not present anymore.

Continue to explore. Continue to seek stillness and solitude in the natural world. Stay as local as you can, practice safe hygiene and keep your distance from other parties so they can do the same.

Introducing the new Humans of the Mountains at a Distance series. Where photographs are captured from afar of humans outside adventuring in this grand world we all love to explore.

Our natural landscapes provide us with an incredible scale. So much of the reason we are in awe of these wild places is the realization of how small we are in comparison to the huge rock we live on.

Keep finding reasons to get up and explore each day.

Find Your Wild Place. ✌️💚🏔


📸: Lake Willoughby, Vermont this past winter. Climbers seeking out their objectives for the day.




#outsideeveryday #humansofthemountains #protectourpubliclands #lakewilloughby #vermont #greenmountains #northeastice #winter #iceclimbing #northeast #newengland #adventure #explore #safety #findyourwildplace
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We at FI wanted to take moment to shout out adventurejournal . The Journal in print is by far the best, purest, least advertisement-driven outdoor publication out there. Quite simply, AJ puts the reader first, not the advertiser, and the results are spectacular. 98% of their readers renew every year. Since we are just too small to advertise in the mag, we wanted do our part to support this excellent journal.

Subscribe on their site today. 4 Issues per year, only $60, seems like a lot but once you read one, you’ll get it.
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#itsalwaysiceseason #furnaceindustries #dryicetools #northeastice #catskilliceclimbing #catskillmountains #c_l_i_m_b #climbing_is_my_life #climbing_is_my_passion #climbing_photos_of_instagram #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #climbing_worldwide #climbingday #climbinginspiration #climbingismypassion #climbinglife #climbinglovers #climbingmountains #climbingnation #climbingtrip #climbingphotography #escaladeglace #escalade #iceclimb #iceclimbing #iceclimber #iceclimbingimages #iloveclimbing #ilovenewyork
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Gratitude Post #4: Client Letter

This post series aims to acknowledge those that have made it possible for me to be where I am today with my mountain guiding business, Alpine Logic.

Today I’m including a letter that I received from a client following our very first day meeting and climbing together. I’ll leave the letter anonymous but was genuinely moved to receive such a wonderful and generous expression of gratitude for the time we spend together. And it was an excellent reminder of how powerful shared experience can be.
Hi Silas,
I wanted to send you a note of thanks for yesterday. As my body calms down and reorients from our adventure, I find myself struck by the depth of our conversation and something you shared in it: the realization that your work is meaningful because of the benefit it brings to others. Lots of people want this, and I have not come across many that have arrived at this belief about themselves and what they do. I find it not just extraordinary, but I am also moved because I can recognize the profound value in this belief. This leaves me with a deep sense of gratitude for all you shared with me yesterday. Out of this gratitude, I wanted to share with you with my reflection on the ways in which you and your work have helped me:

You provided the means for physical safety and the technical knowledge for me to get to a place where I could work with my fears, and with my mind in a new and profound way. You provided both an example and the space/encouragement whereby I could explore new ways forward. (Through your presence and through your words.) I felt you there with me, and that in turn gave me the necessary courage to go further. Additionally, you engaged me in conversation, not by just being curious about my experience, but also by being generous enough to share your own. I wanted to thank you again for all that you gave, and let you know more specifically the ways in which this has added to my life! I look forward to another day on the mountain together.
Be well,
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Taking advantage of a spring snow storm for some real world conditions training. This pandemic has reminded us to really live every moment.



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We partnered up with mudrat_mackenzie to giveaway a signed copy of his book, "Panther Gorge". To enter, visit the link in our bio.⁠
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This book is the culmination of Kevin's adventures with beautiful color photographs, eloquent trip reports, and an in-depth history of this incredible place.⁠
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Contest ends Wednesday, April 15th @ 11:59 PM EST. USA entries only. The 1 winner will be randomly selected & announced on Thursday, April 16th.
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Community News

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Mount Washington Observatory

Good morning! Weather Observer Tom Padham will go through the forecast for Mt Washington and the surrounding area for the next few days and answer any questions live.

A note that this will be our final Home of the World's Worst Weather Live broadcast as we head into the summer season. We will continue to do FB Live broadcasts on Thursdays in the near future, stay tuned for more details and please continue to use these videos or the mountwashington.org/classroom page as a reference!
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Is there meant to be more thunderstorms/rain for the Saturday Spacex launch?

florida rocket launch

I think it is flordia

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A couple of folks have entered the closed area and skied Tucks within the past few weeks and lots of folks entering the closed area and skiing the east snowfields of the summit last weekend. There are a few reasons to avoid skiing in Tucks right now. Add to those reasons the slots that are opening at an alarming rate due to the hot weather that the north country is currently experiencing. While moats and undermined snow are a problem in many areas with wind loaded slopes, the slots in Tucks are up to 100' deep at the waterfall holes in the Lip. There have multiple fatalities here over the decades and many, many close calls. The other slots can be deep with overhanging walls that can trap you. Please reconsider skiing anything in the Headwall area, for many reasons, but primarily for your safety.

Shout-out to the ski patrol who helped us so much this year, as every year, but is now hunkering down under travel restrictions and to @joe_soccio and @freehelon who have moved on to work at the Saco Ranger District.
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A couple of folks have entered the closed area and skied Tucks within the past few weeks and lots of folks entering the closed area and skiing the east snowfields of the summit last weekend. There are a few reasons to avoid skiing in Tucks right now. Add to those reasons the slots that are opening at an alarming rate due to the hot weather that the north country is currently experiencing. While moats and undermined snow are a problem in many areas with wind loaded slopes, the slots in Tucks are up to 100 deep at the waterfall holes in the Lip. There have multiple fatalities here over the decades and many, many close calls. The other slots can be deep with overhanging walls that can trap you. Please reconsider skiing anything in the Headwall area, for many reasons, but primarily for your safety. 

Shout-out to the ski patrol who helped us so much this year, as every year, but is now hunkering down under travel restrictions and to @joe_soccio and @freehelon who have moved on to work at the Saco Ranger District.
#notaglacier
#butmayaswellbe
#icygrave
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Thank you. It looks like we won't be doing our annual pilgrimage. By any chance are other areas (airplane gulley, etc) open? My apologies if this is a stupid question.

Saw some loons dropping into the great gulf this weekend, the crown looked like if I breathed the wrong way it would give...

They get what they ask for .. if they ski there.... they risk their lives.. so be it.... if you ask me it is suicidal to ski in that area so maybe violators should get psychiatrically examined

Better heade the warnings! Read not without peril to see how extremely dangerous this is!!!

So much for the Whole Live Free or Die...🙄

Don't ride a motorcycle causes potholes in waterfalls and cars trucks busses dummies drunk drivers

I hope your all wearing masks and maintaining 6' between yourselves!!😂😂🤣🤣

Let them go. Go get the bodies in the summer when it's safe.

Is skiing in any other area on the mountain allowed at the moment ?

As usual the government just isn’t satisfied with just monitoring it helping hast to control everything

Kyle Argo

Always going to have stupid people

Christopher Martin

Fake covid 19 crap propaganda.

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In this Sharp End essay from Alpinist 70—which is now available on some newsstands and in our online store—Alpinist Deputy Editor Paula Wright reflects on words by Nan Shepherd while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright writes, “To allow yourself extended periods without frenetic motion is itself a cultivated practice. As the mountain would teach: there is value in being still…. In times of crisis, we have the opportunity to recalibrate our relationships with each other, with our activities and with the land.”

You can now read the essay at Alpinist.com: www.alpinist.com/doc/web20s/a70-sharp-end-roaming-in-place

Did you know—only a small fraction of our many long-form stories from the print edition are ever uploaded to Alpinist.com. Be sure to pick up Alpinist 70 for all the goodness: shop.holpublications.com/products/alpinist-magazine-issue-70
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In this Sharp End essay from Alpinist 70—which is now available on some newsstands and in our online store—Alpinist Deputy Editor Paula Wright reflects on words by Nan Shepherd while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright writes, “To allow yourself extended periods without frenetic motion is itself a cultivated practice. As the mountain would teach: there is value in being still…. In times of crisis, we have the opportunity to recalibrate our relationships with each other, with our activities and with the land.”

You can now read the essay at Alpinist.com: http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web20s/a70-sharp-end-roaming-in-place

Did you know—only a small fraction of our many long-form stories from the print edition are ever uploaded to Alpinist.com. Be sure to pick up Alpinist 70 for all the goodness: https://shop.holpublications.com/products/alpinist-magazine-issue-70

Meet Pat Strobel, our staff spotlight this week!

Originally from outside Philly, Pat moved to Vermont to go to school at UVM. He thinks the support that the community shows to one another is really special. On and off the wall it is clear that people care for one another and he's grateful to be a part of the community.

Click the link to lean more about Pat! www.petracliffs.com/news/item/staff-spotlight-pat-strobel
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Meet Pat Strobel, our staff spotlight this week!

Originally from outside Philly, Pat moved to Vermont to go to school at UVM. He thinks the support that the community shows to one another is really special. On and off the wall it is clear that people care for one another and hes grateful to be a part of the community.

Click the link to lean more about Pat! https://www.petracliffs.com/news/item/staff-spotlight-pat-strobelImage attachmentImage attachment

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Baxter State Park

Due to the recent forest fire in the park, the Appalachian Trail and Foss and Knowlton, Blueberry Ledges, Abol Pond and Abol Stream trails remain closed.

While we are hoping to reopen the trails in this area as soon as possible, Rangers on fire patrol have identified several hazards that need to be mitigated. This area will remain closed until further notice.
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Due to the recent forest fire in the park, the Appalachian Trail and Foss and Knowlton, Blueberry Ledges, Abol Pond and Abol Stream trails remain closed.

While we are hoping to reopen the trails in this area as soon as possible, Rangers on fire patrol have identified several hazards that need to be mitigated. This area will remain closed until further notice.

 

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My favorite place is Blueberry Ledges 💕💕

Thanks for keeping our precious gift safe.

Thank you for the update and keeping us safe. Take care!

Is the orange line to boundary of the fire? Thanks

Are back country sites open overnight stays?

Jonathan Adler

Luke Edward Krummel

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