Bayard on Matt McCormick and Josh Hurst's incredible AstroTurf at Lake Willoughby, Vermont.

Tips for the Early Season Ice Climber

Getting back into the swing of it every year can be hard. The best thing to do is not think about the swing much at all, but instead, the kick. The fastest way to feel gripped in the early season is to not trust your crampons, and the most common reason to not trust them […]

Conditions Report for Jan 24th, 2014

Well, it’s cold. It’s been cold and it’s gonna remain cold. The effects of all this wobbly weather is apparent in the ice around the Mount Washington Valley. In general, here’s what to look out for. 1. Top outs are hollow. Because of the prolonged thaw, and especially the accompanying rain, the tops of many […]

Sending Streaks

I was having a lovely time skiing powder last week. Just a lovely time. The forecast for rain early this week was heartbreaking. It rained… alot. I watched from the warm and dry comfort of my little house in the woods as the thermometer moved upwards, tagged 40 and dropped again. The next morning was […]