Posts listed in chronological order and by Category

Trends and Analysis

Ice Climbing Participation Trends and Analysis by Tom Stuessy Introduction In the spring of 2005 NEIce was asked to help with an ice climbing research effort.  The site’s owner, Doug Millen, agreed to assist and posted the survey on the web page. The study focused on how perceptions of risk, creativity, and challenge while at […]


Some Ice Climbing Blogs Cathedral Style Alpine Artist American Alpine Institute The Mountaineering Blog Ouray Ice Climbing Mountain Gear Blog Mt. Washington Valley Ice Festival 2009 HG Productions Ice Factor Blog 76 degrees South Will Gadd Vince Anderson Dougald MacDonald Dave Macleod Andy Kirkpatrick

Mixed Climbing / Echo Crag

(c) Doug Millen

Video – Party of Five!

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Festiglace 2007

(c) Doug Millen

The Trifecta

Pinnacle, Shoestring and The Throat in a day By Alan Cattabriga The Details: 1. Pinnacle: Leave Car 6am,  Back down 9:15am.  (3hrs. 15min.) 2. Shoestring: Leave car 10:20am,  Back down 12:10 (1hr.50min.) 3. The Throat: Leave car 1pm, Back down 5:50pm. (5hrs.50min.) Total Time: 10 hrs. 55 min. Total Distance: 16.07 Miles Total Elevation Gain: […]

Mt. Ruapehu

North Island, New Zealand Graham Johnson climbing Ice on Mt. Ruapehu. Photo by: F. Stephens

Silent Spring

The Bethel Crag by Josh Hurst / Photos by Eric Eisele and Ian Austin Finally got the job done!  Super psyched! We called it Silent Spring, M12 The real praise goes to Ian who was a patient driver and belayer for the 4 days of redpoint attempts and 3 days needed to equip the route.  […]

Madison Gulf

The Presidential Range, NH Of the UP! & Ova…….. aka; Holy F*%*! by Alan Cattabriga After leaving a car at the Appalachia parking in Randolph, Tim, Ted, Doug and I are on the Great Gulf Trail in Pinkham Notch by 7am. The plan is to hike into Madison Gulf, climb the route, “Point”, then continuing […]

The Trilogy, Adirondacks NY

The North Face of Gothics, Grand Central on Marcy and Colden’s Trap Dike in a day. by Emilie Drinkwater My decision to try the “Trilogy” was made on a Sunday afternoon, March 15th. Inspired by recent link-up activity in the Northeast (Alan Cattabriga’s Trifecta in NH and Joe Szot’s Adirondack Trilogy), I decided that conditions […]