Entries by NEice Admin

10 WAYS TO MANAGE ICE FALL TO MAXIMIZE SAFETY

  A great article from local New Hampshire guide, Peter Doucette of Mountain Sense Guides on how to manage ice fall during climbing. “Getting pummeled by ice takes the fun out of ice climbing. Whether the falling ice is generated by another climber or is a spontaneous event, the consequences of being hit are usually the same. Alongside […]

Harvard Cabin Conditions Report 2-12-16

Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Hope life finds all of you well. Thanks to all of those who visited the Harvard Cabin Table at the 2016 Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest. Once again, the organizers have put on a world class ice climbing festival. No surprise, given the fact that this is the land where this whole […]

By Tooth and Claw

A new climb in the remote Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY by Kevin MacKenzie By Tooth and Claw (WI4) Panther Gorge, Adirondacks NY Date: January 30, 2016 Climbers: Kevin MacKenzie, Bill Schneider & Devin Farkas Duration/Mileage/Elevation Gain: 15.75 hours /18+ miles /5,300 feet Approach: 8.5 miles from the Garden Trailhead, Keene Valley I needed my Panther Gorge fix and the […]

Flying High at the 23rd Annual MWV Ice Fest 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_wp_text]Photos by Solo, Guided by Doug Millen [/vc_wp_text][vc_gallery interval=”5″ images=”19555,19567,19557,19563,19562,19559,19560,19561,19556,19528″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_wp_text] More photos and information on this event can be found here…https://www.facebook.com/mwvIceFest/ [/vc_wp_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

VOLUNTARY RECALL OF BD CARABINERS AND QUICKDRAWS

Black Diamond Equipment Carabiners Salt Lake City, Utah (February 4, 2016) – Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), voluntarily issued a recall, subject to user inspection, of carabiners/quickdraws because of the possibility of defects in the gate that could cause the carabiner to fail or function incorrectly. […]

Last Call

“Last Call” FA: Peter Doucette & Travis Weil Jan 22, 2016 WI6, M6+, 30m Peter Doucette and Travis Weil did a what they believe is a new route on the South Face of Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH. It is to the right of Bayard’s and Josh Hurst’s line “Strippers” and Left of Wrath of the Valkyries. It was first tried […]

The Devil is in the Details

The Catskill Mountains of NY Access Press Release 1-30-2016 The Devil’s Kitchen of Platte Clove, NY has been donated to the state of New York to be included as part of Catskill Park, for future generations to access and enjoy. Elka Park, New York. Two ice climbers and local land owner work together to donate […]

Flying High over the 20th ADK Mountainfest

Solo had a great time at the 20th ADK Mountainfest and captured some spectacular images. His first trip to the Adirondacks and he can’t wait to return. Many thanks to The Mountaineer and Rock and River for all the hospitality. Also see a Photo Recap of the 20th Mountainfest from The Mountaineer   Photos by Solo, flown by Doug Millen