Endangered Species Video

Endangered Species from Bayard Russell on Vimeo.

A short video about Matt Horner, Matt McCormick and I’s ascent of a route we called Endangered Species on Poke-O-Moonshine in New York’s Adirondacks. This stunning 65m strip of thin ice came in about 30′ right of the famous Gorillas in the Mist. Gorrillas is a Jeff Lowe and Ed Palin route from 1996 that has seen only one repeat, and it was that same weekend by Alex Lowe and Randy Rackliff.

We added on more pitch after the ice, the so called “Horner Corner”, and rapped off a tree on a good ledge. Good friends, Kevin Mahoney and Freddie Wilkinson, repeated the route a few weeks later and added a final pitch to the summit cone.

A little bit of video got lost exporting the file.

MWV Ice Fest

This weekend come up and check out the showcase of the place, and the community, I call home at the 18th Annual MWV Ice Fest.

I’ll be teaching two mixed climbing clinics, one Friday, and one Saturday, followed by a steep ice clinic Sunday. Come on up and hang out for the day, we can talk climbing, laugh a lot and finish the day off with the free apres climbing beer and refreshments back at IME, IMCS’s website is here. All this comes before the main festivities Friday and Saturday night at the Cranmore Gym – a film fest followed by the popular drytooling comp Friday, and Kelly Cordes’s presentation followed by a DJ’ed party Saturday – all with beer and food.