Where will your next road trip be heading? Ouray? Canmore? Norway? If you’re looking to break out of that NH/NY/VT routine but don’t want to drop the coin on a flight out west or to Europe, why not check out the climbing in Nova Scotia? It may be 12 hours by car from Boston, but battling the tides and the maritime climate provides an adventure setting unlike anyplace else in the northeast.
Roger Fage, a Nova Scotia local, has just put out the second version of his ice guide for climbing in Nova Scotia. The original version is available in the traditional, printed format, but Roger has something else in mind for this version of the guide. Instead of sending it off to be printed, he’s come up with the following plan:
“So here’s how it works, we’re on the honor system. You can download it at your ease, and then, depending on your level of happiness (from the quality of guide) and current income, donate to the sponsorship fund on a sliding scale.
If you’re poor/student in debt (but let’s be realistic if you’re poor/student you probably can’t afford to ice climb) pay what you can. If you’ve got more, the guide costs 0.01% of your total income. ie your net income is $100,000 the sponsorship fee is $10…and so on! Or just download it and be indebted to me for life/pay when you can.