WHEN EDUCATION IS ON THE LINE, WE MAKE ROOM
Due to the high demand of the AIARE Avalanche 1 courses, registration has expanded to 12 students per course. Due to waitlists almost every weekend, we have expanded registration from 7 students to 12. So, for those of you who were on the waitlist, welcome!!!
Please visit our website to find out more information and sign up today!
These courses fill fast and its obvious why…they are incredible value. “Students can expect to develop a good grounding in how to prepare for and carry out a trip, to understand basic decision making while in the field, and to learn rescue techniques required to find and dig up a buried person (if an avalanche occurs and someone in the party is caught).”
So what are you waiting for?
It’s been a while since I’ve been up to the White Mountains on account of baby number 2 coming into the picture in September. Between work obligations and our expanding family it’s been difficult to find “me time”. However, when my friends at Northeast Mountaineering offered an opportunity to tag along on a multi-pitch ice climb in Crawford Notch I could not say no! I had a little vacation time left in my “use it or lose it” bucket so I decided to blow off work and go for it.
I wasn’t totally sure what to expect for the day. I’m not a super experienced ice climber. The extent of my climbing has been pitches on some local ice, and indoor gym climbing. I was stoked to get on a multi pitch climb this early in the season!
Image by Jared Heath Photography
WINTER IS NOW IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
WITH ALMOST 2 FEET OF SNOW ON WASHINGTON AND ICE BUILDING, COLD TEMPS THE EXCITEMENT IS RAMPANT.
Over the past week the summit of Mount Washington has seen nearly 2 feet of snowfall and the higher elevations are full on winter conditions. With the mild temperatures this time of year it is the perfect time to get into the mountains without the crowds! Just be careful of your footing, it can be tricky since the rocks aren’t filled in with snow and ice, yet. When you’re in need of traction – or any other rental gear- this winter, head over to climbingrentals.com. We’ve got you covered. Continue reading