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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:30p on 01/25/20 - Temperature: 34.8 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 34.8 °F - Barometric pressure: 30.106 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Falling Rapidly - Humidity: 81 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
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The White Mountain Report: Jan 23rd, 2020
It's like a seesaw baby - up, down... That song has been going through my head over the past week or so, for good reason. But maybe things are stabilizing a bit. Who knows... This is one of the more topsy turvy winters I can remember. But at least we have had some ice and some snow. And the temps haven't been all that bad.
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Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest
The MWV Ice Fest is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. For 27 years it has provided a great opportunity for those attending to network, socialize, try new gear and participate in multiple day courses, one-day technical clinics and privately guided climbs. Don't miss it!

January 31 - February 2 in North Conway, NH.
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ERGONOMIC Ice Axe
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After climbing for 15 seasons with the original Petzl ERGO ice tool, how does the new(ish) ERGONOMIC stack up?
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PipeDream
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Pipe Dream -  WI 6 R/X, M5

"Pipe Dream",(WI6 R/X, M5) climbs a plumb line for 3 pitches, 170 meters. (Pitch 1- WI6R/X 50 meters, Pitch 2- WI4/4+ thin 60 meters, Pitch 3- M5 wild! 50 meters). The line has been watched for years and never formed more than a thin skin of ice down the vertical face and never quite reaching the ground before, in December 2005 it formed a striking vertical line down the cliff face.

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Beau DeCourcy on the elusive and amazing Hackett Tremblay route.
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Grafton Notch State Park, ME
Beau DeCourcy on the elusive and amazing Hackett Tremblay route.
Grafton Notch State Park, ME
Selected Ice Conditions effective January 23, 2020
My goodness, what a difference a few days and a little cold weather will make. The ice has filled in again and we're almost back to reasonable early/mid-season conditions. Last week the middle of Walk In The Forest and Willies Slide were both dramatically gone. As of today both were pretty much filled in. I spoke with a guide who was on Standard 2 days ago who said the middle like wasn't great, but this morning it looked good. I also spoke with someone who described penguin as "epically fat!" There are some predictions for either a rain, mixed or a snow event on Saturday night into Sunday. As long as we don't get a full-fledged rain event things will be great. Keep your fingers crossed folks. (Maybe the toes as well..)
Huntington Ravine options - beware avalanche danger  
Repentance building well  
Standard Route good, MUCH better Click to see route picture.
Dracula IN Click to see route picture.
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