I've fallen and I can't get up - an accident on the Cog Railroad

I've fallen and I can't get up - an accident on the Cog Railroad

At 11:25 on Friday, February 17th Jacob and I started skinning up the Cog Railroad, a popular, mellow, backcountry ski line on the west side of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire. It was an absolutely stunning day. It had been snowing through the morning, but by the time we started skinning, the sun was shining, it was 25 degrees and there was no wind at the lower elevations. The icing on the cake however, was the foot of fresh, light powder that covered the landscape. The Cog was in amazing shape.

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Smugglers Notch Ice Bash

Smugglers Notch Ice Bash

The Smuggs Ice Bash is an annual tradition here in Vermont. Every January Ice Climbers from across New England flock to the notch for a weekend of epic fun and good times for all. With something for every level of experience, this is an event you surly don't want to miss....

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Avalanches in the Northeast?

Avalanches in the Northeast?

Anyone who spends time in the mountains knows that avalanches are one of the most serious objective hazards we face. Here the Northeast, our attention to this hazard if often ignored. While there are certainly a number of factors to blame, a lack of awareness is central to this issue.

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