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Back on the Sharp End

After a Fall in the Mountains By William Bevans I climbed smoothly and efficiently through the initial ice bulges on what started out as a bumpy cauliflower pitch of AI3.  Not long into my lead on the first technical pitch, I came to a small ledge and took that opportunity to shake my arms out […]

NEice 2.0

The leaves are starting to turn and the nights are cooler. Soon we will enter another season of ice climbing and I am excited. This marks the 18th season for NEice.com At the end of last season the site was hacked by spammers. After days of work, over many weeks we finally cleaned up the […]

The Technical Traverse

Michael Wejchert, Ryan Driscoll, and Justin Guarino take New Hampshire’s presidential range traverse to a whole new level. – The Technical Traverse.

Matty Bowman on the wet and thin Black Dike Traverse. 2-23-17

Unprecedented February in The Northeast

Where are we and what’s next? Remind me? What month was that? February or April? The month started off great! Plenty of snow and ice to climb. But, right after some epic snowfalls and great skiing, things went south. It started to feel more like April than February. A day or two of warmth is normal, […]

Whiteface Ski Mountaineering Classic

 The Mountaineer and Whiteface Mountain are combing forces to unleash the Inaugural Whiteface Ski Mountaineering Classic! This is a benefit event, all proceeds from the Ski Mountaineering Classic will be donated to NYSEF and The Keene Valley Ski Club. When: Sunday March 12th 2017 Where: Whiteface Mountain Located on Rt 86 in Wilmington, NY Registration: We will offer […]

Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival

March 11-12, 2017 Presented by The North Face The first annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival is a gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. While geared towards backcountry skiers and snowboarders, climbers should check out these parts of the festival: Vendor camp at Ragged Mountain […]

Climbing Dreamline in Newfoundland

“Dreamline” (WI6+, 1,260′) Feb, 21, 2017 Gros Morne National Park,  Newfoundland, Canada Joe Terravecchia,Will Mayo and Anna Pfaff  climbed a new, and spectacular line today, “Dreamline” (WI6+, 1,260′). Dreamline is a spray ice climb to the right of The Pissing Mare Waterfall on Western Brook Pond. Joe and Casey Shaw have been dreaming of, and eyeing this line since 1997, […]

Matt Horner’s Recovery Fund

Help Support Matt Horner’s Recovery Matt Horner, one of the cornerstones of the Adirondack ice climbing community needs our help. Please visit the link below and give whatever you can to help. “Matt had an ice climbing accident Feb 8, 2017, at Chapel Pond near Keene Valley. He fell 60 feet and suffered severe injuries. He […]

Black Pudding Gully

Mount Washington Valley Ice Festival 2017 Out For Some Exercise It’s been a great year for “Black Pudding Gully”. Hardly a gully, this climb can be steep and challenging at times, but it is fat and wide this year. And has seen a lot of traffic. It has been many years since I have climbed […]

2017 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest

We are getting so PSYCHED!!! The Largest Ice Fest in the Northeast is this Weekend! Since its inception, 24 years ago, this event has been one of the biggest and most well known ice climbing events in the Northeast. Feb. 3rd-5th, 2017 North Conway, New Hampshire The Shows FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURED PRESENTER: SCOTT BENNETT CAMP […]