Kevin Mahoney BD profile

Check out a profile Black Diamond did on me as part of their spring alpine on line catalog. see their on line alpine cataloghttp://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/digitalcatalog?cgid=2015-pakistan&fdid=2015-alpinism

Another Ice season has started.

Several years ago I wrote a blog about the First Day of the Season.  In it I reference the excitement of driving over the Kancamagus highway and up I-93 for the first glimpse of Cannon and joys of anticipation that it brings.  This years first day out was different.  I still hit Cannon for my [...]

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Gervasutti Pillar

Gervasutti Pillar on Mt Blanc du Tacul Simply a classic.  Mt Blanc du Tacul boast some of the finest low commitment easy access alpine routes beyond the Aiguilles de Midi.  The Gervasutti Pillar is one of the best.  The Pillar has 1,200m of climbing up to 6a rock climbing and mixed terrain to top out [...]

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Peuterey Integral

Peuterey Integral Mt Blanc 4807m I received an email from Alexander Petersen asking: “What do you think about the Peuterey Integral on Mt Blanc?  I will be in Alps the end of July.”  Before I responded I did a little research. This is a route of great magnitude, undoubtedly the finest way up Mt. Blanc [...]

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The Matterhorn

The race for the summit of the Matterhorn began before the peak had ever been attained and yet still continues today. In 1865 Edward Whymper came to Cervenia Italy, in the Aosta valley, fresh from the first ascent of the Aiguille du Verte in Chamonix.  He came to hire Jean-Antoine Carrel, the Italian guide he [...]

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European Vacation

I have been trying to convince my wife for years that she and the girls should  join me on one of my international guiding trips. My idea of the perfect family vacation. But Claire’s vision has always been a bit different. Whenever we would discuss it,  Claire would start scratching her head desperately seeking the [...]

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Trail running, rock climbing, and french class

The summer season is in full swing here in NH.  The rock climbing is good despite the moderate humidity and the crowds are not too bad yet.  Summer is always the best time to get mileage on rock and to get fit but not the time to push too hard, at least for me.  Lately [...]

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Two Days on Cannon

The Ghost, on Cannon Cliff is named for the white brush stroke on the big wall section of the cliff.  The Ghost IV 5.7 A3 is a summer aid line often linked with the Ghost Roof IV 5.9 A4.  Once linked up they make a grade V aid climb that is great training for big [...]

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Katahdin

A winter ascent of Katahdin is a coveted tick for all Northeastern alpine climbers, I finally got my chance. Katahdin as it was known by the Penobscot Indians of northern Maine meant “the greatest mountain”.  Therefore when you talk about it there is no need to add Mount or Peak, Katahdin is all.  On the [...]

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The Ghost

Check out a fun day off from guiding! http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/ghost_busters_in_new_hampshire/

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