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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 3:30a on 02/28/20 - Temperature: 22.4 °F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 22.4 °F - Barometric pressure: 29.416 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Rising Slowly - Humidity: 43 %
IceCON 2. Some trade routes are climbable, even in lower elevations.
2 out of a possible 5
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January 16, 2020

Hi Folks,

Not really a lot to say right now. I think that the Instant Ice Report pretty much says it all. It was a really messy couple of days, but things are getting better. And with brutal cold coming in on Saturday and them more of the same on Monday, the ice should reform like gangbusters. Stay tuned... Like everyone in the Valley I'm hoping that we stay cold through the next 2 weeks for the upcoming Ice Fest.

MT WASHINGTON VALLEY ICE FEST - January 31 - February 2:
Yup, it's almost here friends, at the end of the month... For 27 years this event has been eagerly anticipated by ice climbers in the Eastern United States and is considered one of the premier climbing events in the country. It is a celebration of ice climbing and winter mountaineering, and the people that make it a part of their lives. It continues to provide 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. MWV Ice Fest welcomes climbers from all different backgrounds. Whether you are LGBTQIA+, adaptive, POC, we are striving to be an inclusive festival.

For information & booking your clinic call 603-356-7064

SHAMELESS MUSICAL SELF PROMOTION:
I've been crazy busy with music over the past 2 weeks and coupled with the horrible weather have hardly been able to get out for any climbing. It's been frustrating on some levels, but that's how it goes I guess. I have shows coming up the next several weekends and I've had recording sessions in the studio for folks wanting new tunes for the upcoming WMWV Valley Song Contest, songs due on Feb 14. I was a finalist myself last year, but don't know if I'll have time to get a tune of my own done for this year. [sigh] I have some fun gigs coming up over the next couple of weeks. If you're around, please come by and say hi.

Thursday Jan 16 - The Gravel Project - McGrath's - 9-12:30
Saturday Jan 18 - Bruce Marshall & Shuffle - Top Of The 9th in Fryeburg - 8-11:30
Thursday Jan 30 - Skunk Sessions - McGrath's - 9-12:30
Friday Feb 7 - Skunk Sessions - Brodie's Seaport - Salem MA - 9
Friday/Saturday Feb 14/15 - Bruce Marshall & Shuffle - Red Parka Pub - 9
Friday Jan 28 - Bruce Marshall & Shuffle - Top Of The 9th in Fryeburg - 8-11:30
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective February 27, 2020
I knew it was going to be bad Thursday, so when there was a lift in the fog on Wednesday morning I scooted up to the Notch to check things out. It was 36 degrees in the Notch at 9:30 and it was pretty clear that the ice had taken a pretty good hit. In spite of that there was a party on Standard Route. It rained heavily Wednesday night and Thursday morning and I haven't seen the ice today, however I gotta think it's a mess right now. If it's cold like predicted tonight and the next several nights, things should firm up. It's hard to believe that the ice season is done, but it's not going to be great for a while. And you need to be aware that the amount of water that's come down has gotten behind stuff so be careful.
Huntington Ravine snow snow  
Repentance OUT  
Standard Route still climbable Click to see route picture.
Dracula still climbable Click to see route picture.
For the full current conditions report, CLICK HERE

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VALLEY CYCLING:
Rain/Snow/Warm Temps = a Mess! Nothing is packed out. Not to my taste, that's for sure. Stay tuned...

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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