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Crushing it in the "Can Rocks"

by Robert Ginieczki There are few words that can describe the Canadian Rockies, especially along the Icefields Parkway corridor between Banff and Jasper. I guess the word ‘core’ and ‘dramatic’ are about all that come to mind for now, at least in the English language. So this story goes, my buddy, Stanislav, and I make […]

Adirondack Mountain Guides Nepal 2009 Trip Report

By Ian Osteyee Porters crossing a foot bridge enroute to Namche. On this season’s trip to Nepal we traveled through London, Delhi, and then on to Kathmandu. Our goal – to climb the 700-meter water-ice climb, “Losar “,  WI5, VI, in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our travel left the ordinary flow immediately as a […]

Ouray Ice Festival 2009

The Ouray Ice Festival was begun in January of 1996 by ice climbing pioneer Jeff Lowe In 2001.  Held this season January 9 – 11, 2009, the event features a gathering of international ice climbers, gear manufacturing exhibitors, and vacationing visitors excited by the chance to watch the scene from cliff-side platforms and trails. Ouray […]

Batchawana Bay-Agawa Canyon

Ontario, CA Ice Climbing North of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario in the Batchawana Bay-Agawa Canyon Area by Shaun Parent Located between half an hour and 1.5 hours north of Sault Ste. Marie adjacent to highway 17 this area hosts over 10 separate ice climbing areas. In the area just south of Lake Superior Park in […]

Damsel In Distress

Doug Madara on “Damsel In Distress” Mount Willard (Upper East Face), Crawford Notch NH by Karen Paine/ Doug Millen

Bridal Veil Falls Re-Opened!

Telluride’s Bridal Veil Falls Re-Opened to Climbing Standing 365 feet over Telluride’s Box Canyon, Bridal Veil Falls is Colorado’s tallest free falling waterfall, and some would argue, one of the most classic and difficult ice climbs in the country. And it has been closed to climbing for the better part of a few decades, with […]

Lincoln’s Throat

Mt. Lincoln, Franconia Notch NH by Doug Millen I have often looked over and speculated on what the climbing on Mt. Lincoln might be like. Fred Bieber and I went to find out. We were not disappointed. How to get there Take 93 North to Franconia Notch. Park at the trail head parking just after […]

Keeping Warm

Add a belay coat to your system by Doug Millen The biggest mistake ice climbers make is not working a belay coat into their climbing system. I see more climbers hopping around at belays to keep warm. Sweating on the lead and freezing at the belay is for amateur’s! Ice climbing is a stop and […]

What we did on our "day off"

By Louis-Philippe Ménard Hey Doug, thanks so much for posting a great photo of Omega last weekend (3/18/06). It convinced Max and I to take a day off of work to go do it. Although it was the coldest outing anyone of us has had during this season (they call it spring hey!!) we managed […]

Winter Climbing on Mt. Katahdin

By Steve Prettyman The Red-Tape It’s true. Baxter State Park, in northern Maine, has a registration process and a set of rules that rival just about any other climbing area in the country. It ensures that properly equipped teams of climbers have a thorough knowledge of just what their getting themselves into. Although it might […]