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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 %
IceCON 1. Climbs just coming in or only in upper elevations like Ravines.
1 out of a possible 5
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March 8, 2018

Hi Folks,

ARRRGGGHHH!!! So here we go again. Just when you think it's safe to poke around in the woods, here comes a pant-load of snow to screw with your plans. But of course this is from someone who doesn't downhill ski, right? And of course all you peeps who are a-twitter about this weekend's Backcountry Ski Festival are surely in hog-heaven. Just not those of us who will need to deal with the predicted 18+ inches of snow in our driveways and on our decks!

So you're probably wondering why your seeing the Thursday ice Report on a Wednesday? Well I figured it was going to be difficult to neigh-on impossible to get up in the Notch to take pictures tomorrow, and since it will be snowing, I won't be able to take any anyway. Right??? So I decided, smart guy that I am, to go this morning at dawn to be sure to actually be able to get some pics. And besides, I actually take my "job", that some have actually paid me to do, seriously. I'm kind of that way...

It was interesting driving up as it got lighter. Unfortunately it was cloudy the whole time, so it was hard to get a good crisp picture since I didn't bring a tripod. This time I decided to drive to the top and take pictures as I came back, the opposite of what I normally do. Basically things were about what I expected. It's unfortunate, but we've had a pretty good season until a or so week ago and I guess we should all be happy with what we've had, right?

NAAAAH, I want more..
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

Of course the regular Thursday ice pix are on NEClimbs.com and Facebook, but here are some of the other pix.

http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/CathedralLedge.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/Diagonal_Mordor.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/Frankenstein.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/ShoestringGully.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/MtWillard.jpg
http://www.neclimbs.com/wmr_pix/20180307/LHMonkeyWrench.jpg

VALLEY CYCLING:
There was some OK riding in the mornings this week, but with this big snow dump, I gotta think that may be done for a bit. A couple of inches will be OK, but 12-18, not so much. LOL The snowmobiles aren't out any more, so the regular places won't be packed down. However, if we're lucky, they'll be grooming Whittaker Woods and Great Glen and they should be OK.

MT WASHINGTON BACKCOUNTRY SKI FESTIVAL


March 10-11, 2018 - Presented by The North Face

The second annual Mt Washington Backcountry Ski Festival is a gathering in the White Mountains of New Hampshire for backcountry skiers & riders of all abilities. While geared towards backcountry skiers and snowboarders, there are events for climbers

White Mountain Report readers can use the code of 2018nec10 to get 10% off the Full Weekend registration or Apres Ski Party tickets. Full details and registration options can be found on the website and Facebook:

https://www.skimtwashington.com
https://www.facebook.com/skimtwashington/

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Al Hospers
The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire


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