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February 19, 2015

Hi Folks,

Its been a brutal week since last we spoke. We have continued to get battered with storms and cold temps. And yet tucked into that was yesterday - an absolutely bluebird day with temps around 31 at 2:30 pm. It gave us all some hope that this winter will woo come to an end and that spring will spring sooner, rather than later. Of course we got slapped in the side of the head last night, waking up to 7 here in the Valley. Its not surprising, and it certainly a lot better than what you peeps in Boston are going through. As Im writing this its snowing and 26 degrees, go figure.

Fatality On Mt Washington:
As Im sure most of you are aware, a young woman died on Mt Washington on Sunday after attempting a northern Presi traverse on one of the worst possible days weve had this winter. It is always easy to criticize and Monday morning quarterback incidents such as this and Im sure it will be discussed at length in next years AINAM. Some people have a different take on risk. I am, and have always been, fairly risk-adverse in the mountains. Perhaps there was a lull in the weather as she came out of tree line by Madison and she thought she could make it across. Apparently she was experienced in mountain travel, yet clearly she made a critical mistake. We likely will never know exactly what happened. She was found 1/4 mile from Madison Hut, southeast on Star Lake Trail, 50 yds east off trail, her pack contents consisted of mostly tech gear, no sleeping bag or bivy gear!

Below are some articles about the incident and a video taken by a member of the search team. RIP

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/newsx/local-news/119239-wilcox-says-woman-s-climbing-death-monday-offers-lessons
http://trailtosummit.com/new-hampshires-presidential-range-claims-another-life/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP4u6VyrgCk&feature=youtu.be

Rock In The Caucasus:
The deadline of March 1 is almost upon us for submission of applications for the AAC delegation to the Rock Us in the Caucasus 2015 event in Armenia and Georgia this September. Want to go climb in Armenia and Georgia this summer? APPLY NOW

rockusinthecaucasus.com
Here are a few interesting pix from this morning:

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AngelCakes.jpg
CathedralLedge.jpg
LHMonkeyWrench.jpg
Shoestring.jpg
SnotRocket.jpg
WillardUpperTier.jpg
Unicorn.jpg

As always, more pix are on NEClimbs Ice Report and Facebook.

Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:

http://www.neclimbs.com/mobile

Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.

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Have fun and climb safe,


Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are naught without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.
Edward Whymper, 1865, the first ascent of the Matterhorn
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