Tuckerman Ravine via Right Gully

Tuckerman Ravine is one of my favorite alpine playgrounds in New England. Its big alpine vibe and the variety of routes are something you just don’t see on many New England mountains. That is why our recent Tuckerman’s ascent, via Right Gully, was one of my favorite climbs this winter. Tuckerman Ravine is an imposing […]

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What are your winter goals?

Winter officially starts on December 21 and ends on March 19. That may seem like a long time but if you work or go to school during the week then it is really just 13 weekends, or 26 total days, to get out there and make your winter dreams a reality.  Every weekend needs to […]

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Mount Rainier Trip Report

Getting started, photo by Melissa Kelley The crunch of snow under my crampons, the sound of rock and ice falling, climbing as a rope team and feeling like crap from the altitude are just a few reasons why my recent attempt to climb Mount Rainier was one of the best experiences of my life. Team […]

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How I am Preparing for an Unguided Mount Rainier Ascent

My 3 climbing partners and I will be making an unguided attempt to climb Mount Rainier this July.  Mount Rainier is a 14,411 foot glacier laden behemoth that comes with all the risks that mountaineering has to offer such as avalanches, crevasses and whiteouts.  As crazy as it seems, we have been training for years […]

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Mount Rainier: My 2012 Summer Goal

Facing Mount Rainier My 2012 summer goal is to stand on the summit of Mount Rainier. I have dreamt of this climb for a long time and after many years of training, education and gear buying I feel that the time is right to make an attempt. My climbing team and I want to make […]

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EMS Winter Climbing 101 Review

I recently took Winter Climbing 101 with EMS Climbing School in North Conway, NH where I learned a lot, expanded my mountaineering comfort zone and had a great time! Winter Climbing 101 is a full day instructor led class that teaches the basics of mountaineering such as ice axe technique, crampon use and ice climbing […]

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EMS Helix Jacket Review

The Helix works for me! photo by Dave Arruda  The Eastern Mountain Sports Helix Jacket has withstood some of New England’s snowiest, coldest and most windy conditions. The Helix is my go to shell for skiing and any hike above tree line. It has everything you need and nothing that you don’t. If you are […]

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