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Instagram photos of The 23rs Adirondack Mountaineer Festival. Tag your photos #adkmountainfest2019

ADK Mountainfest 2019

This premiere Adirondack outdoor adventure event runs through the weekend, featuring the latest and greatest demo gear to test for free, evening climbing presentations by elite athletes, fun instructive clinics on ice climbing ranging from easy to very hard.

Panther Gorge – Apex Predator WI4

Kevin MacKenzie, aka “MudRat” of gives us a tour of “Apex Predator” in the remote Panther Gorge

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A great view of the spectacular “Diagonal” (WI 5 5.6) during the 2018 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest.


This Dangerous Game

Ice climbing is different than rock climbing. Good gear is never really ever guaranteed and neither is solid ice. – Confessions of an Ice Climbing Junkie.

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The First Ascent of Bomb Cyclone

The first ascent of a rare ice climb in Barrett’s Cove, Camden Hills State Park, Maine. Ryan Howes of Northern Vertical climbing.

Finding Big Ice in Newfoundland

Hunting down where to ice climb in Newfoundland has never been easy. Information on first ascents and route beta, has always been difficult to get from previously close-mouthed visitors

Mt Pisgah big wall 12-26-18

Mt. Pisgah fly by 12-26-2018

A Flight along the Big Wall of Mt. Pisgah, Lake Willoughby VT. by “Angel Eyes”. #northeastice

Called On Account of Rains

Shawn Bunnell and Phil Schuld climbing “Called On Account Of Rains” IV 5+ (M4 R) on a bluebird day at Lake Willoughby VT

Climber Profile: Tyler Kempney

Just six years ago ,Tyler Kempney, 27, from Carthage, New York, started climbing rock, learning the basics here in the Northeast. Now he’s on the UIAA U.S. World Cup Men’s Ice Climbing team, living in Colorado and just recently sent M15.