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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 7:59a on 01/12/20 - Temperature: 52.9 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 52.9 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.654 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 100 %
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June 8, 2017

Hi Folks,

Several solid days of rain has left most of us in a daze. Thus when the sun came out on Wednesday morning with nary a cloud in the sky, there was a collective and massive sigh of relief in our Valley. I even got out climbing with Brad today up on Mt Forist and it was great. With any luck the weekend will be OK and we will settle back into a more normal weather pattern of mostly sun, with some occasional rain.

ALEX HONNOLD:
Alex Honnold free-soloed El Cap on June 3rd. I saw this headline right after it happened and as I said on Facebook right afterward, "This is almost beyond imagination..." And frankly, it IS beyond my imagination. Someone posted a statement that this may have been the most incredible athletic achievement in history, and I tend to agree. I don't know that anything I can say about it will do his achievement justice, so I'm just going to post the links that I have seen and let you draw your own conclusions.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/alex-honnold/most-dangerous-free-solo-climb-yosemite-national-park-el-capitan/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/features/athletes/alex-honnold/interview-rope-free-solo-climb-yosemite-el-capitan/

http://elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-6317-special-edition-honnold-free-solo-elcap

https://www.outsideonline.com/2190306/why-alex-honnolds-free-solo-scared-me

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/170606-alex-honnold-el-capitan-vin-spd?source=relatedvideo

http://nautil.us/issue/39/sport/the-strange-brain-of-the-worlds-greatest-solo-climber?utm_source=frontpage&utm_medium=mview&utm_campaign=the-strange-brain-of-the-worlds-greatest-solo-climber

And if you're a Facebook member you can check out this picture of Alex and Jimmy Chin right after he topped out-

https://www.facebook.com/AlexHonnold/photos/a.425008157553492.110974.132274126826898/1295491890505110/?type=3&theater">https://www.facebook.com/AlexHonnold/photos/a.425008157553492.110974.132274126826898/1295491890505110/?type=3&theater

Enjoy...
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective January 16, 2020
These pictures and today's Report is actually from 1/15, Wednesday. I knew it was going to be snowing almost all day today and I would not be able to take any pictures, so I went up to the Notch yesterday, figuring that 24 hours would make very little difference. I was pleasantly surprised at how much ice survived the 3 days of record temps and rain. In spite of everything the weather threw at us, there is still ice to climb and while the Frankenstein Amphitheater looks even worse, there are still options. This is a time to be cautious due to possible delamination, but if you want to get out and climb, you can. Just be aware that the next several days will be VERY cold, so dress appropriately and beware of what will likely be some very brittle ice.
Huntington Ravine options - beware avalanche danger  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route OK but top is a mess again Click to see route picture.
Dracula kind of OK but top out bad! Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

VALLEY CYCLING:
After 2 1/2 daze of rain, I took a nice ride on Wednesday afternoon. Amazingly enough the trails on the West side were basically dry. I'm sure that there are places where it's wet, and maybe muddy, but if you stay mainly on the higher trails you're going to be OK. And actually the network around Echo Lake is in great shape. Enjoy...

INSTANT BUG REPORT:
I don't care what anybody says, it's a 4!

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


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