21 minutes ago
New Blog Post:7 Years at the Top of New England
By Tom Padham, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
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WOW what a sunrise
Mount Washington Observatory was live.
1 hour ago
Good morning! Weather Observer Tom Padham will go through the forecast for Mt Washington and the surrounding area for the next few days and answer any questions live.
A note that this will be our final Home of the World's Worst Weather Live broadcast as we head into the summer season. We will continue to do FB Live broadcasts on Thursdays in the near future, stay tuned for more details and please continue to use these videos or the mountwashington.org/classroom page as a reference! ... See MoreSee Less
23 hours ago
A couple of folks have entered the closed area and skied Tucks within the past few weeks and lots of folks entering the closed area and skiing the east snowfields of the summit last weekend. There are a few reasons to avoid skiing in Tucks right now. Add to those reasons the slots that are opening at an alarming rate due to the hot weather that the north country is currently experiencing. While moats and undermined snow are a problem in many areas with wind loaded slopes, the slots in Tucks are up to 100' deep at the waterfall holes in the Lip. There have multiple fatalities here over the decades and many, many close calls. The other slots can be deep with overhanging walls that can trap you. Please reconsider skiing anything in the Headwall area, for many reasons, but primarily for your safety.
Shout-out to the ski patrol who helped us so much this year, as every year, but is now hunkering down under travel restrictions and to @joe_soccio and @freehelon who have moved on to work at the Saco Ranger District.
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Thank you. It looks like we won't be doing our annual pilgrimage. By any chance are other areas (airplane gulley, etc) open? My apologies if this is a stupid question.
Saw some loons dropping into the great gulf this weekend, the crown looked like if I breathed the wrong way it would give...
They get what they ask for .. if they ski there.... they risk their lives.. so be it.... if you ask me it is suicidal to ski in that area so maybe violators should get psychiatrically examined
Better heade the warnings! Read not without peril to see how extremely dangerous this is!!!
So much for the Whole Live Free or Die...🙄
Don't ride a motorcycle causes potholes in waterfalls and cars trucks busses dummies drunk drivers
I hope your all wearing masks and maintaining 6' between yourselves!!😂😂🤣🤣
Let them go. Go get the bodies in the summer when it's safe.
Is skiing in any other area on the mountain allowed at the moment ?
As usual the government just isn’t satisfied with just monitoring it helping hast to control everything
Always going to have stupid people
Fake covid 19 crap propaganda.
1 day ago
In this Sharp End essay from Alpinist 70—which is now available on some newsstands and in our online store—Alpinist Deputy Editor Paula Wright reflects on words by Nan Shepherd while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wright writes, “To allow yourself extended periods without frenetic motion is itself a cultivated practice. As the mountain would teach: there is value in being still…. In times of crisis, we have the opportunity to recalibrate our relationships with each other, with our activities and with the land.”
You can now read the essay at Alpinist.com: www.alpinist.com/doc/web20s/a70-sharp-end-roaming-in-place
Did you know—only a small fraction of our many long-form stories from the print edition are ever uploaded to Alpinist.com. Be sure to pick up Alpinist 70 for all the goodness: shop.holpublications.com/products/alpinist-magazine-issue-70 ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Pat Strobel, our staff spotlight this week!
Originally from outside Philly, Pat moved to Vermont to go to school at UVM. He thinks the support that the community shows to one another is really special. On and off the wall it is clear that people care for one another and he's grateful to be a part of the community.
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Alpinist Magazine updated their cover photo.
2 days ago
[This page] Craig Demartino’s climbing gear. Designing affordable, high-performance prosthetics remains an ongoing project for adaptive climbing advocates. [Photo] Jordan Manley
Inside Alpinist 70 are 116 pages of finely crafted essays and beautifully curated photos of elusive and wild vertical landscapes.
This issue features an article by Bernadette McDonald on the history of winter climbing on Nanga Parbat. At 8125 meters, the mountain has seen more winter attempts to date than any other 8000-meter peak. Before climbers made the first winter ascent in 2016, Polish alpinist Krzysztof Wielicki had described the feat as “pure science fiction.” Meanwhile, Elisabeth Revol shares visions of her days on the “mountain of paradox.”
Elsewhere in the magazine, Craig DeMartino reflects on the physical and emotional process of rebuilding himself after a hundred-foot ground fall. You’ll also hear from Jeff Smoot, who recounts visions from a haunting trip to Monte Cristo Peak nearly twenty years ago. And photographer John Scurlock shares a perspective he’s come to call “the Monochromatic Mountain.”
Meanwhile, amid varying stay-at-home orders, our deputy editor Paula Wright considers the value of roaming in place. Among other articles: Michael Wejchert searches out a new route, and a renewed sense of adventure, in the wildness next door. Masami Onda reveals the origins of Japan’s “Ben Nevis.” Mailee Hung considers the history, and the perceived absurdity, of crack climbing gloves. Spencer Gray suspects a mishap. Drew Thayer rides the waves. Claire Carter conjures a mountain. Kate Harris remembers the many lives of Wayne Merry. Andy Munas, a descendant of coal miners in the Ohio River Valley, reflects on the harms that the mining industry has wrought—and the freedoms that climbing appears to promise. Maya Prabhu reconsiders the Kashmir Valley. Paula Wright shares stories from Nandini Purandare, editor of the Himalayan Journal. And after the loss of many friends and community members, Derek Franz asks: How do we “climb on”? And much, much more….
Find Alpinist 70 on some newsstands, in our online store or subscribe at Alpinist.com/70
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2 days ago
Due to the recent forest fire in the park, the Appalachian Trail and Foss and Knowlton, Blueberry Ledges, Abol Pond and Abol Stream trails remain closed.
While we are hoping to reopen the trails in this area as soon as possible, Rangers on fire patrol have identified several hazards that need to be mitigated. This area will remain closed until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less
My favorite place is Blueberry Ledges 💕💕
Thanks for keeping our precious gift safe.
Thank you for the update and keeping us safe. Take care!
Is the orange line to boundary of the fire? Thanks
Are back country sites open overnight stays?
Luke Edward Krummel
Meet Petra Member Renee Hamblin! A recent UVM Masters Graduate... she "loves to play outside, soak dried beans, engage in goofs, and start many projects-- sometimes even finish a few!" Head over to our website to learn a bit more about Renee and how she got hooked on climbing!
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Mountaineer Keene Valley is at Mountaineer Keene Valley.
1 week ago
*Enter to Win!
The Mountaineer’s spring photo contest is underway! We know many of you have been #shelteringinplace (thank you!) and looking through old photos, organizing your hard drives, dreaming of the mountains and fix’n to get back out there!
So, with all those visual memories tuned up, we’d like to offer a suggestion... Submit up to 3 photos of your favorite mountain scape - enjoying a day of rock climbing or ice climbing, BC skiing, hiking or trail running, camping, fishing… just about any adventure in the Adirondacks! The WINNER of the contest will receive a $100 Gift Certificate, 2nd place photo will receive a $50 Gift Certificate and 3rd place will receive a The Mountaineer logo item - hoodie, trucker hat or logo’d buff!
We look forward to seeing you all again soon, and can’t wait to see your photos! Entries due by May 29; winners will be announced on June 1….GO!
1.Submit no more than three photos (high resolution preferred) - with “Photo Contest” in the subject line - to [email protected]
2.Include the location of each photo, a one sentence personal bio and any backstory on your shots
3.Have fun and enjoy being part of this mountain community project!
(*By entering the contest you are granting permission to the Mountaineer to use your photo for future content and promotional purposes
#adirondackmountains #adirondackphotographer #rockclimbing #iceclimb #trailrunner #mountains #mountaineerbandana #contest #contestgiveaway #outdoors #humanpoweredadventures #localadventures #localadk #shelterinplace #adirondacklife #iloveny #adk #photography #adirondack #hiking #camping #46ers #adirondackphotography #rockclimbingimages #iceclimbingimages #mountainrunning @ Mountaineer Keene Valley ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Aerial photography used by @fatmap_official shows pretty clear signs of the historical path, presumably from the Jan. 8, 1968 avalanche. @charlielopresti dug through the records and found weather data leading up to the slide. The daily high and low temps are all over the place during that El Nino December with a thaw on the summit on 12/28 as well as a long warm-up in mid-December. The mid-December thaw was accompanied by 37" of snow 😳 with 6" of water and likely helped set the stage by expanding the snowpack to create a good bed surface. Another rain and snow event on the 28th likely developed another crust😈. Temps took a nose dive which may have developed some facets around the crust🤔. In any case, the "inside runner" (thanks for that bit of jargon @charlielopresti) that bombed out in the Gulf of Maine set up the snow turning to rain event that we all despise. THREE INCHES OF WATER and 20" of snow fell during that storm! No wind records have been found yet but a counterclockwise wrap around wind likely helped load the slope. So, wet slab would have been the primary avalanche problem that day for sure. Rain on snow is never a good thing!
Incidentally, did you know that @fatmap_official uses aerial photos routinely taken by commercial flights for their product? Commercial airlines also contribute valuable weather data to @noaa and @nws and other weather models for their forecast processes. ... See MoreSee Less
I recall reading a story by Guy Waterman who with his kid Johnny did some overnight mountaineering in the Presidentials in late Dec '68 and/or early Jan and they did experience a rain event. That forced them to go into Gorham to dry stuff out in a laundromat and then they headed back up. They even were stuck in a small shelter along the Auto Road for perhaps overnight I think. Memory is hazy. Can anyone else help?
Yup, super cool
1 month ago
We loved hearing Mark and Graham's presentation this past February here at MWV Ice Fest. The American Alpine Club is bringing the whole Link Sar team on-line this evening!! Check it out, 6 PM!!At 6PM MDT this evening, the Link Sar first ascent team—Graham Zimmerman, Steve Swenson, Chris Wright and Mark Richey—will be LIVE! Get ready to hear some really good storytelling—storytelling about really good climbing—from the comfort of your home. For free, of course.
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Awesome Story in Alpinist Magazine. I found it riveting!
2 months ago
It's a good time to shop local, if you can! IME - International Mountain Equipment is having their annual rental gear sale. They can ship to you, arrange curbside pick up, or hold it for you in store. (603) 356-7013
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Photo Cait Fitzgerald
2 months ago
To help prevent the spread of the virus, Alpine Endeavors has ceased all operations for March. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy. ... See MoreSee Less
stay safe my friend.
Thank you. You too
Ohhhh Marty. I was just going to call you about a large group that I wanted you to guide that would be about $20K
Be safe Marty Molitoris
WTH ... belayers...?
Festiglace 2020 - Marianne van der Steen took full advantage of the warm weather this year. #festiglace2020 #northeastice Festiglace de Pont-Rouge
3 months ago
Nathan, a true master of ice climbing. Way to go, Nathan!Nate tops after dropping a tool - video starts after he dropped it. ... See MoreSee Less
We are excited to announce the support of Alpinist this year as our media sponsor! Based right in Jeffersonville, VT; this core magazine is the true climbers publication for all the latest stories and features from the hardcore alpine to the big stone walls around the globe!
Put together by a small few of our VT community members, in a small office is quiet Jeffersonville, we look forward to having their attendance this weekend. Don’t forget to enter in this weekends raffle’s Friday and Saturday for your chance to win gear from Alpinist. And head over to their website to sign up for the Alpinist email list and get your magazine subscription today!
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We just had an opening for Saturday’s ‘Climb a Classic’ clinic!
Head over to our website and register NOW and get psyched for the Bash this weekend!!
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