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Tag Archives: ski mountaineering

Ten Centimeters of Steel!

With the spring showers we have the change of the season.  Yes ice climbing is done for the year but we enter the spring skiing season and rock climbing season.  In the past two weeks I have guided a little bit of everything.  Ice climbing up on Mt. Washington, ski mountaineering on Mt. Washington, and [...]

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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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Valley Blanche, Chamonix

Here in Chamonix it seems life would be simple, you are here to ski or climb, you get up in the morning sip your espresso and have a little bread and cheese and off you go. The trouble is that the weather does not always cooperate. I have been here for three perfect days of [...]

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We have both kinds of music here!

Brother Andrew skinning up the Tucks trail Like the bartender said in the Blues Brothers movie “We have both kinds of music here, country and western!”  We here in NH we have both kinds of winter fun ice climbing and back country skiing, and this is a great year for both.  We just keep getting [...]

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New Hampshire Ice Climbing

Here are a few great ideas for the upcoming ice climbing season in New Hampshire. Show someone that you care: There’s no better way to say you care than to give the gift of knowledge.  In this case, the gift of Ice Climbing knowledge from Mahoney Alpine Adventures.  Forget about giving gifts that break, get [...]

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AMGA Presidents Award

The Presidents Award Each year the President of the AMGA selects someone in recognition of their guiding, their skill and their love of the mountains  The criteria for receiving The Presidents Award is unique and somewhat variable, nonetheless, highly regarded.  This award is presented at the Award Ceremony, which takes place each year at the [...]

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