NEice takes to the air in Huntington Ravine

It was Easter weekend and what better way to spend it than with our friends at Harvard Cabin!  Packed in a sizable sled, the latest and greatest flying machine and it’s components were headed up the trail Friday night, ready (or not!) for the job ahead.  The weather and snow conditions were superb for climbing and skiing in the ravines, but NEice pilot, Doug Millen, had his eyes on another type of weather forecast.

After a few weeks of rebuilding the new Woo Kong, version 3.0, we were ready to give it the ultimate test. With its lighter, smaller frame and only 4 props, it earned it’s nickname Pocket Kong.  Saturday morning was a little breezy as we hiked up the trail into Huntington Ravine.  We could have estimated the wind speeds, come up with theories about thermals, debate morning versus afternoon wind directions, time in between gusts, where to fly and when.. or.. we could just Send It UP!  And we did just that.

A few of our aerial photos, courtesy of WooKong 2.5

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Taking frame grabs makes flying look so beautiful and smooth.  For those of you in the ravine that day, admittedly, it may not have looked so in control.  The winds were high and Pocket went for the ride of its life!   Even though we did get a good few seconds of stable footage (a few seconds is considered a successful flight).. I thought you all might enjoy the best of the worst footage from this weekend.

Here it is, the Out-Take Reel!

The Out-Takes Reel from NEice.com on Vimeo.

 

Submitted by Courtney Ley

Athlete Profile: Erik Eisele

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A day out with local Bartlett resident Erik Eisele. On this day he and Scott Bubnis climbed Diagnol on Cathedral Ledge, North Conway NH. We previously showed the time lapse of this great winter climb. Here is a look at the climber himself and great footage of the climb. Look for more of Eriks climbing on his blog Shades of Granite

Video by Dustin Marshall

http://dmarshallphoto.com/

Source: Youtube.com

The Tooth Traverse

Here are some pieces of the attempts Zack Smith aspenexpeditions.com/i-Zack-Smith-103.html, Freddie Wilkinson thenamelesscreature.com/ and myself, Renan Ozturk, rockmonkeyart.com have put into climbing the ‘Tooth Traverse’ of the Ruth Gorge, AK.

The Tooth Traverse from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.

Wolverine – The first WI 11 in ice climbing

Read more here…

Video by Wiktor Skupinski / Latitude Films

Source: Black Diamond Equipment / Vimeo

Diagonal – Erik Eisele and Scott Bubnis

A time-lapse video of Diagonal, Cathedral Ledge NH

Jan. 5, 2013

 

Video by Dustin Marshall Photography

Sources: Youtube / shadesofgranite.blogspot.com / Erik Eisele

Time Lapse Photography in the White Mountains

Time lapse photography has quickly become an obsession of mine. I want to timelapse everything. I thought at first that anything in time lapse would be interesting, but I’m learning what makes for a dramatic scene and likewise, finding out the lack of certain elements can make for a dull scene. This time of year I feel can be somewhat drab for most photographic pursuits unless one has a keen eye for photography.  I strive to be that type of photographer.

This is the first year of a multi-year time lapse project in the White Mountains. So with things being in it’s infancy, I’m dreaming big, learning alot and having too much fun in the process. Ultimately, this view of Cannon Cliff will be shot several times throughout the year and integrated together. I figure if I can make this grey, snowless December a little interesting to view, then the other seasons may be visually pleasing.  You’ll be viewing the entire sequence in which only certain clips will be used. But I don’t want to give away too much just yet!

Photography, specifically the hunt to capture unique shots has been a passion of mine alongside climbing.  The two blend very well together.  It leaves me thrilled to be apart of the NEice team, where that exact passion has a good home.

(Choose 1080p from the drop down menu on the lower righthand side for ‘best’ quality.)

-Submitted by Courtney Ley / leaf

Tug-of-War

AAC – Northeast Region Craggin’ Classic – Games

Tug-of-War at Echo Lake, North Conway NH

The American Alpine Club

Cathedral Fest: Northeast Region Craggin’ Classic: North Conway, NH
September 21-23

Video by Doug Millen / NEice.com

Kickin' Ice in Newfie

Three strong New England ice climbers take a road trip to climb huge ice routes in Newfoundland’s Gros Morne Park.

An NEice video by Alden Pellett

Shattered

by Tyler Stableford

When you’ve given everything, what do you have left?

After achieving his dream summit, an elite climber finds himself empty. Broken and untethered, he searches for a fulfillment more lasting than a faraway peak.


Shot entirely on the Canon EOS 1D X
See the behind the scenes of the film here:
vimeo.com/tylerstableford/shatteredbts1
vimeo.com/tylerstableford/shatteredbts2
vimeo.com/tylerstableford/shatteredbts3

Starring: Steve House
Produced and Directed by: Tyler Stableford
Cinematography by: Tyler Stableford and Draper White
Associate Producer: Kate Rolston
Editor: Dave Wruck
Assistant Editor: Ben Thomas
Field Audio: Ben Thomas and Matthew Van Biene
Riggers: Hayden Kennedy and Matthew Van Biene
Music by: Paul Fran-zik

See more by Steve House and his award-winning book Beyond The Mountain at: www.stevehouse.net

See Tyler Stableford’s portfolio at: www.tylerstableford.com

Sportlife SAGA 2: ICE – Tim Emmett

The Sportlife Saga is about three elements of nature: Water, Ice and Snow. The story of the element ice is told by Tim Emmet. Armed with two axes he pushes the boundaries of the frozen world.

Video production: EyEFORcE
Agency: Indie Amsterdam
Music: Paraphrase

Source: Vimeo, facebook.com/sportlifechewinggum
sportlife.com

eyeforce.nl