Tag Archives: Ice Climbing

Walking into the Halls of Valhalla–3 Day Comprehensive Mountaineering

To quote Judas Priest’s Halls of Valhalla, “Fierce is the gale”. Jason sent me an email many months ago.  He, Seth, Daniel, and Dan have some upcoming ascents and they decided to take the early steps to gain some technical know … Continue reading

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It is Mid-Winter….

I’ve just returned from a stint in New Hampshire working with some friends and wrapping up my visit by guest guiding at my 6th Mt. Washington Valley Ice Fest. I spent a day at Echo Crag with the VICE Fest … Continue reading

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November Stoke

In an effort to keep the Stoke high, I wanted to post a few photos from this past week.  We’re still rock climbing, and the east and south facing aspects (like the Gunks and Ragged) are still in prime condition. … Continue reading

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Footwork & Crampons….

Today’s beta spray is all about foot work with crampons on your feet. I’m sure you’ve heard it “keep your heels DOWN!” Often new ice climbers are subjected to this claim that sort of isn’t the whole truth. The reality … Continue reading

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Winter in the White Mountains

My good friend Jeff spent 2 days with me in Crawford Notch last week.  Despite reports, we found plenty of ice to climb, and plenty of winter.  Heck, we even found waist deep snow in one spot (at least I … Continue reading

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