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Tag Archives: Kevin Mahoney

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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Around the next corner?

Winter is chugging along as we draw closer to March.  The warm February days and cold nights are helping some climbs fatten up while others with no snow above or with full southern aspect are getting beaten up pretty good.  Tales of 75 foot falls riding pillars off from the Promenade at Lake Willoughby make [...]

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Nuptse

I dial my home number from half way around the world. The satellite phone rings a few times then I hear “Hi daddy where are you?” Tears flow down my face and disappear into the monsoonal rain. I have been on a dozen expeditions since becoming a father. I have two beautiful daughters, Annika (5) [...]

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Endangered Species – To the Top

Check out Kevin’s day-off adventure on Climbing.com http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/endangered_species_to_the_top/

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First Ascents, Variations, and Disappointment

First ascents, variations, and disappointment. The winter climbing season is a great time of year. It is easy to miss the sunny rock climbing when it is -10 F and 40 mph winds lashing at your face or when the 8 inches of powder snow is followed up with an afternoon of rain. But it [...]

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Another kind of epic

Who would have thought that a holiday road trip could be far more challenging and dangerous than alpine climbing!  I barely survived an epic road trip to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. Maybe I wasn’t paying attention as Claire’s uncle said grace, but by God; I am thankful.   It all started with my family reunion [...]

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November on Mt Washington

November on Mt Washington can be just about anything. I just returned from three days staying at Hermit Lake shelter and climbing. Mt Washington is by far the best mountaineering destination in NH and is really only rivaled by Mt Katadin in Maine in the North East. The great thing about Mt Washington is one [...]

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Ham and Eggs, the Mooses Tooth.

Ham and Eggs on the West face of the Mooses Tooth was first climbed thirty years ago but it has only been in the last ten years it has become popular, and for good reason.  I am not the authority on the Alaska range, but I believe it is the most accessible moderate climb to [...]

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Family Camping

Unexpected bivies are notorious for being cold and uncomfortable that is just part of the deal. I have had only one unexpected bivy in my 18 years of climbing and that was in the front country. However I have had a few planned bivies that were cold and uncomfortable. One was this past fall on [...]

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Mt. Washington; tale of two days.

bootin Mt. Washington: the tale of two days. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Over the Easter weekend I went up on Mt Washington for some ski mountaineering with Mike and Chad from the Adirondacks. The objective was to train for their future ski descent of Mt Rainer. Saturday [...]

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