“I’m pretty inspired by routes that don’t get climbed much. I think routes that require incessant vigilance on conditions are really cool because they demand focus on something that may never materialize. That just seems like a really sincere approach to the adventurous side of climbing.”
About Courtney Ley
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Entries by Courtney Ley
A year ago, the Mount Washington Railway Company announced their intention of building a lodge at 5,600 feet on Mount Washington. Despite growing opposition, they still intend to move forward with their plans. The Protect Mount Washington campaign needs your support!
Raphael Slawinski, Nick Bullock and Bayard Russell tackle the Stanley Headwall, just outside Banff National Park in British Columbia.
We had some eyes on the conditions of two early season prizes on Wednesday the 8th! A close look at Pinnacle Gully revealed some unconsolidated and thin, but hopeful, frost and ice.
Splashing through the rushing water currents on the trail did not invoke confidence that anything would be frozen up higher. Still, my climbing partner and I did not slow our pace into King Ravine. We climbed over the countless snow covered boulders trying not to slip into the human eating crevasses as we picked our […]
By Courtney Ley I’ve been inflicted by a disease. It leaves my muscles constantly sore, my body screaming for sleep and my family and friends worried about my mental stability. I become antsy and unable to sit idle for too long. I prefer the trunk of my car to my soft bed and prefer pre-dawn hours […]
THE GREAT GULF by Courtney Ley The Great Gulf. There could be no other name for it. When I look at it from the vantage point of Mt Clay, I imagine the walls of this giant cirque begin to expand suddenly, high rocks and cliffs start breaking apart and tumble into its gaping mouth. I […]
by Courtney Ley The NEice helicopters and flight crew were busy during this year’s Adirondack Mountainfest! Doug and I arrived on Thursday night with the helicopters calibrated, charged up and ready to fly. We were on a mission to capture some footage of the spectacular ice climbing that the Adirondacks has to offer. We […]
Article by Courtney Ley It is when one season weakens and surrenders to the growing strength of another that we can most clearly see the movement of time changing space. The leaves brown, crumble and fall at our feet. The water slowly comes to a halt and freezes. It is quiet and I’m alone. As […]