Entries by Alfonzo

Defiance in Huntington Ravine

The reports were calling for a super storm, another “perfect storm”. A cold front and hurricane combining forces over the mid-Atlantic states. I feel for the folks in NYC, Jersey, anyone that’s had their lives turned inside out by this storm. Here in New Hampshire it was not so bad, for Sandy  collided into the […]

The Season of the Witch

  Tricks and Treats The first ice climb of the season is an eventful day for all of us. As fortune would have it, every year over the last decade, I’ve found good ice in the month of October. And over the last five years I’ve shared this day with my good friend and NEIce […]

Mountainfest 2012 Wrap-up

The Adirondack Mountainfest 2012,  Keene NY Sunday, January 15 Once again, the Adirondack Mountainfest was a great combination of  people, places and the thing we love….. climbing ice.  First of all many thanks go out to the folks and the venue that make this event one that is very special. Also thanks to sponsors, guides […]

Playing Pachinko on Mt.Webster

Crawford Notch, Mt. Webster 4×4 1/8/12 words & photos; Alan Cattabriga The Horses are on the Track In late October the first ice was climbed. The ice season was starting.  As usual I was chomping at the bit and wanted more.  Then the temperature started to show signs of being bipoler.  The swings so far […]

Katahdin Tales

Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park ME 11/30/2011 – 12/6/2011 By Alan Cattabriga Katahdin, late November.  Doug, Fred, Chris and I are booked. All our friends thought we were nuts. I think the Baxter State Park Rangers did too.  I guess I don’t blame everyone. After all, early season ice is a gamble, never mind the […]