Great ice climbing along the Jacques Cartier River. Pont-Rouge, Quebec
Yan Mongrain on a variation of Le Tube, Pont-Rouge Quebec. Festiglace Pont-Rouge
Looking for an alternative to energy/food bars? Logan bread could be the answer.
This is a bread developed for the numerous Canadian ascents on Mount Logan. A 2-by-2-inch square was said to be able to sustain a man for a day.
4 pounds whole wheat flour
1 1/2 pounds of raw sugar or brown sugar
12 ounces nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons of sea salt
2 cups honey
1 cup blackstrap molasses
1 1/4 cups oil
1 cup sesame seeds
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
2. mix all ingredients together very well and turn into a greased roasting pan. Bake one hour.
3. Cut into squares and then allow to air-dry until squares are semi-dry.
Yield: Enough to sustain two men 16 days.
This recipe comes from “The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook,” by Jean Hewitt. Published in 1971.
If you want to explore the remote Panther Gorge in the Adirondacks and get away from the crowds, this is a must-have guide. Kevin has been obsessed with this area over the last few years and has put his knowledge into a very comprehensive guide.
By Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie
“Panther Gorge captures the adventure inherent to one of the most remote, enigmatic regions of the Adirondack High Peaks.
Two thousand feet deep and lined with sheer cliffs, the rugged chasm sits between Marcy and Haystack, New York’s first and third highest mountains. In between the jaws of the peaks sits an intriguing set of natural curiosities: spires, talus mazes, glacial erratics, ponds, rills, and forest.”
You can get it here.. https://www.adirondackmountaineering.com/panthergorgebook
“Panther Gorge is one of our great unexplored frontiers, shrouded by myth and impenetrable krummholz. Kevin has done an outstanding job chronicling this remote wilderness, not only with exhaustive research but with extensive, first-hand accounts and photography. The sheer number of climbing successes revealed in these pages leaves one slack-jawed. Panther Gorge is a culmination of Kevin’s climbing skill and tireless thirst for discovery”
– Jim Lawyer / Guidebook Author of Adirondack Rock
The best way to eat hot maple syrup as an ice climber in Quebec!
Angel Eyes did a flyby of the Black Dike area on Cannon Cliff Sunday 11-17-19
Competitors compete for the greatest climber award – Festiglace, Pont-Rouge Quebec.
The Return of FESTIGLACE
Feb. 21-23, 2020
After an absence of over a decade, Festiglace is back and ready to stoak the ice climbing fever again in Pont-Rough, Quebec. Thanks to the team of passionate volunteers that have brought this event back for everyone to enjoy.
Festiglace was my favorite ice climbing festival in the Northeast and I am so glad it is back. Held in the spectacular setting of the Jacques-Cartier River where grade 5 & 6 ice climbs are a dime a dozen, it is a dream location for an ice climbing event.
Stay tuned to NEice throughout the season for more information on Festiglace 2020
Full Press Release here… Festiglace 2020
Web site – http://www.festiglace.org
Every Friday till Festiglace 2020 I will be posting photos from my archives. I attended all 10 of the previous festivals and have many great photos to share. I will start off with this spectacular photo of Abby Watkins competing during Festiglace 2001. The harder the climb, the more points you receive. It was a cold day and the ice was hard and dry. Not an easy climb, but worth big points. This climb was first climbed the day before by Rich Marshall. It goes up and left. He rated it WI7.
NEice takes a deep look at Ice Screws. What you need to know.