The Journey into Landslide Gully Begins
January 14, 2017
My alarm went off at 4AM and I didn’t smash the snooze button. My gear was packed, crampons and ice tools freshly sharpened. My Stoke? That was high and plentiful.
This could only mean one thing… It was time for another adventure filled day in the mountains with my friends at Northeast Mountaineering!
A balmy 5 degrees!
After some coffee, I hit the road by 4:45AM to begin my journey to Pinkham Notch. I arrived at the Northeast Mountaineering Bunkhouse by 7:30AM. The temperature was in the low single digits… it sure was chilly! Today I’d be climbing with Jared Heath and Jesse Wall. Both intimidatingly accomplished guys that I’d have the pleasure of climbing along side of today. Both were also incredibly friendly and excited to get out there! Continue reading
Exploring the Willey Range: A Bushwhacking Adventure
Curiosity and ideas draw me out of complacency. As a result, I enjoy venturing deep into the backcountry. I’ve found that the further I travel off trail, the faster I enter a state of flow and the deeper my respect for nature and wilderness grows.
This Autumn, curiosity lured me to an area of steep beauty: the Willey Range. I wanted to locate a series of landslides and cliffs in a remote pocket of the White Mountains and to climb the cliffs to the trail along the ridge. On a sunny Saturday, I drove to Crawford Notch and began my hike. Once I reached the proper location and elevation, I headed south along a contour toward my beautiful cliffs. Continue reading
Climbing on Cannon Cliff in Franconia Notch.
Cathedral Ledge should be on every climber’s to-do list.
September and October are the perfect months for rock climbing in New Hampshire. The bugs are gone, the rock is dry and the temperatures are cooler. Save a ton of money with these deals! Continue reading