Posts listed in chronological order and by Category

Huge Transition Underway

Real Winter Pattern Coming! All indications point to Major Cold and very stormy weather over the next 15 days Ted Hammond enjoying the start of this weather change.  Odell’s Gully – Huntington Ravine, Mt. Washington NH  12/06/09 Photo by Alfonzo All long term and short term indicators (NAO, EPO, EL Nino etc…) have been pointing […]

Winter is Here!

Sharpen your tools and get ready Lowe’s path on the way to Mt. Adams 11/29/09 Photo: Doug Millen After a good start in mid October the ice conditions have gone continually down hill. But over Thanksgiving the higher elevations got hammered with snow. Gray knob received almost 3 feet, in less than 24 hours and […]

Ouray mixed competition 2009

By Alden Pellett

New winter rules for Katahdin

Baxter State Park, Maine Solo climbers allowed, no minimum group size Great news! I am packed and ready to go. Maybe I can find some ice up there. See the park web site for more information. winter rules and regs and the NEice forum for discussion. Source: post by greenmtnboy Photo: South Basin from Chimney […]

Where is the ICE?

What a difference a year makes I can’t remember a Thanksgiving that I could not climb ice, at least on Mt. Washington. It may happen this year. The ice season has continually gone down hill since mid October 🙁 I wanted to see what last year was like at the this time so I pulled […]

Adirondack News

The Bivy, Keene, NY The Bivy has been overtaken by the ever expanding influence of technology. The Bivy now has cell service, 3 bars! What will this mean? Only time will tell.

Season off to a slow start!

But, if you want to climb ice, you can find it! 11/8/09 – Alfonzo taking advantage of the beautiful day and of the frozen moss – Off the Boott Spur, Tuckerman Ravine, Mt. Washington NH Photo by Doug Millen (c) 2009 See more photos

"Power of Light"

Petzl, the originator of the modern headlamp, today announced the launch of a global “Power of Light” Photo/Video contest, in line with the launch of the new series of Tikka2 and Zipka2 headlamps. A jury of international filmmakers and photographers, along with the viewing public, will weigh in on the best photos and videos created […]

09/10 Ice Season Under Way!

Pinnacle Gully, Mt. Washington NH Broken Spectre approaches the second belay on Pinnacle Gully, Mt. Washington NH. 10/15/09. The route had to cross the open river at that point to continue. More Photos Photo by Alden Pellett – Vermont Daily

Time to Sharpen your Gear!

Climb safe, Climb sharp! Ice Season is upon us and now is the time to sharpen your gear for the sketchy early season thin conditions and the mid-winter fatty flows. Griz Guides offers a complete ice gear sharpening service for screws ($8, Ti $12), crampons ($25) and picks ($5). Check it out online at: […]