The Adirondack Mountainfest 2012, Keene NY
Sunday, January 15
Once again, the Adirondack Mountainfest was a great combination of people, places and the thing we love….. climbing ice. First of all many thanks go out to the folks and the venue that make this event one that is very special. Also thanks to sponsors, guides and the folks that participate. Without you all this would not happen.
To those that do a ton of work……
Vinny McLelland and the great staff at the Mountaineer. These folks are knowledgeable, super friendly and know the conditions and the area like they know their products. Also a special thanks goes out to Nick Gully & Drew Haas and to all the kids for making the raffles fun. I have to mention the example Drew gave of proper layering at Emilie’s show was nicely done.
Now to the venue, Rock & River . Thank you to the owner Ed Palen, the staff and a huge thanks to Jenny, Nancy & Julia. These awesome ladies provided some of the best meals one could have ever wished for and let Doug and I share their kitchen like we were family. I almost have no words worthy enough for the venue , it’s such an amazing environment. I will just simply say Rock & River is a beautiful place nestled in the quintessential Adirondack setting.
And lastly the slideshows. For me slideshows are almost always a exercise in staying awake for they are always too long. However the gods must have heard my thoughts and we all were treated to three wonderful shows loaded with humor and spectacular images.
Thank you to; Zoe Hart, Bayard Russell, Matt McCormick and Emilie Drinkwater. ( that pie chart was the best! )
Images from the Cascade Pass clinics run by Don Mellor, Mark Meschinelli, Matt Horner & Matt McCormick. And the NEice soup delivery.
More reports on Mountainfest 2012
Look for more soon: “Rollies” at the Bivy and a look at the “ice rack” of Adirondack hard man, Joe Szot.