A Solo Winter

Winter came late, and not the best of winters, but I had a ton of fun flying my new drone. Here are some of my best video clips that I shot last fall/winter with my new Drone, “Solo!”

A Snowy Day

A Snowy Day

Solo Flown by Doug Millen


Lake Lake Willoughby VT

Solo at The Lake

UP!

Solo climbs the Last Gentleman, Promenade and China Shop on a sunny day in January. “The Lake” always delivers.

A birds eye view of “The Lake” and The Last Gentleman amphitheater, like you have never seen before! – View Full Screen for the best experience

Video, editing and flying by Doug Millen

DROPLINE

Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH

Solo captures Jonathan Baldassare leading “Drop Line”(WI5),at Frankenstein Cliff, Crawford Notch NH during the 23rd Annual Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest

Video by Solo, flown by Doug Millen

 

AMGA Steep Ice Tips YouTube

AMGA – Steep Ice Tips

Peter has ticked off many new tricky ice and mixed climbs in the Northeast over his career. He has a good sense of where and when things are happening and the expertise to climb them.

To find out what clinics Peter will be teaching at the 2016 Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest, go to The MWV Ice Fest Blog. They have an incredible offering of Instructional Courses for all levels of experience, and a list of guides that just can’t be beat, in the northeast.

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Arethusa Falls

Plenty of water, all we need now is some cold. Please!

Arethusa Falls
Crawford Notch NH – 12-6-2015

At nearly 200 feet high, it is the highest waterfall in NH

Flight by Solo
Pilot: Doug Millen

SOLO

The Newest Member of the NEice Air Fleet – SOLO

Solo in Flight

AERIAL VIDEO AND PHOTOS IN A BACKPACK
Solo does more than just get cool aerial shots: It gives me a full Cinematic toolkit in the software — “an automatic crane, dolly, jib, boom, slider, tripod and, of course, helicopter”. Go Pro-Black 1&2Now I can concentrate on filming and what the camera sees and let Solo from 3DR do the real work of flying. I have outfitted Solo with two Go Pro Blacks. One with a standard wide angle lens and one with a special aerial lens of 31 mm (no fish eye). These cameras can shoot 4K and up to 120 fps. Everything I need, and it all fits in a backpack, ready to take into the mountains.

I had fun testing the new rig several weeks ago with Jim Surette of Granite Films and Mike St. Pierre of Hyperlite Mountain Gear. No Ice! But we had fun practicing with the new Drone! Solo is definitely the smartest Drone I have flown.  The testing is going well and Solo has performed better than any of my other Drones. The gimbal stabilization, and live view from the camera to the tablet is amazing. I am looking forward to the great video I know this unit will deliver. Stay tuned!

~ Doug Millen

Test Flight

Photos by Jim Surette, Video by Doug Millen

Axe Cam!

The helmet cam?  That’s old news!

NEice brings you video from Lake Willoughby… like you’ve never seen before!

 

The Climb: Float Like A Butterfly (Land Like A Tomato). Lake Willoughby VT.
 
Ax Cam - Prototype 2. We destroyed this mount so it's back to the shop to make it stronger and better.

Ax Cam – Prototype 2. We destroyed this mount so it’s back to the shop to make it stronger and better.

Many thanks to Chris Thomas for the idea of the Axe Cam and the first prototypes

 
 

The Waterfall Poke-O-Moonshine NY

Ardu takes a cold flight (4 degrees) at the 19th Annual Adirondack Mountainfest

January 17, 2015


Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads

A great film by Petzl on proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread.

Ice climbing basics: Ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads [EN] from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.This film demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice. We will discuss the key technical elements, but remember that when swinging your tools into the ice, it is crucial to understand the medium on which you are climbing. The quality of the ice, its structure, the terrain above, recent changes in temperature – all these factors and others must be considered before you step off the ground and onto the ice.

www.petzl.com/LASER