“In ice climbing, as in life, being dull isn’t cool. A dull edge, whether a crampon point or an ice tool pick, takes more effort to drive into the ice. Blunt tools also feel considerably less secure and shatter more ice, sending debris down upon your belayer. If you find your climbing plagued by these […]
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The Black Dike Cannon Cliff, Franconia State Park NH October 26, 2016 Peter Doucette and Keith Sidle found just enough winter on Cannon cliff today to climb “The Black Dike”. They found thin, wet and bonded ice with just enough gear to get up the climb. Peter always seems to be in the right place, at […]
And here we go! “Thin ice, delicate climbing, and the nastiest spin drift I’ve ever experienced made for a decent October solo of Pinnacle. Have at it folks. Just bring some fancy footwork.” – Zac St. Jules Source: Facebook, Instagram
The last and final printing of the “An Ice Climbers Guide to Northern New England” by S. Peter Lewis and Rick Wilcox.
The UIAA is delighted to announce the final event dates for the 2017 UIAA Ice Climbing season. UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup 16-17 December, Durango, Colorado (USA) 7-8 January, Beijing (China) 14-15 January, Cheongsong (South Korea) 20-21 January, Saas Fee (Switzerland) 27-29 January, Rabenstein (Italy) UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships 4-5 February, Champagny-en-Vanoise (France) Youth Event 14-15 […]
Roger Fage has refined and updated his Nova Scotia Ice Climbing Guide and has generously put it online for free!
October 14-16, 2016 You’re Invited! – Click Here to Sign-Up Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Hope everyone had fun and safe summer season. Marcia and I are currently traveling east towards New Hampshire. Having left Moab, Utah a few days ago we are on course for a just-in-time arrival to the 2016 Harvard Cabin Work Weekend set […]
American Alpine Club’s annual Fall BBQ NORTHEAST SECTION – NEW ENGLAND When: Saturday October 22, 2016 Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: The base of Cathedral Ledge at the Picnic Area just opposite the kiosk NEice is the proud sponsor of this years event! All are welcome. Swing by to say hi to Doug […]
Well the ice season is upon us and the Northeast Ice Festivals will be here before we know it. Here are the latest dates for the 2016-2017 Ice Season. Mark your calendars and sign up early! Jan.13-15, 2017 – Adirondack International Mountaineering Festival, NY Jan. 20-22, 2017 – Smuggs Ice Bash, Smugglers Notch, VT Jan. 27-29, 2017 – […]
Petzl is proud to announce two new additions to its rope line-up, these are the UIAA Guide Dry treated PASO® GUIDE 7,7 mm (Half & Twin) and VOLTA® GUIDE 9,0 mm (Single, Half & Twin). Both rope are available now – https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/News/2016-5-27/UIAA-GUIDE-DRY#.V-5OejKZMW8 Ropes with the “Guide” name meet or exceed the UIAA certifications of retaining […]