Showing posts with label New England. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New England. Show all posts

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spectral- a Ski The East Series

It is almost time again for an amazing webisode series from Meathead Films based out of the Big East. Spectral is their new endeavor and I was lucky enough to participate in some of the ski action that will be taking place. Time and time again Ski The East's Meathead Films shows that skiing on the east coast is radical and nothing to sneer at. With big blower pow days,  big mountain adventure and great park scenes, these guys really know how to capture what it is to live in New England during the winter. The following clip is the trailer and I am excited to see the first installment coming soon!

 Until next time!
~Louise Lintilhac
a.k.a Steezy Weezie

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Polar Vortex brings on a Phat Ice Climbing Season.

You may have heard about the Polar Vortex.  

What is it exactly? The polar vortex is a persistent, large-scale cyclone located near Baffin Islands which pumps cold arctic air down into the central and northeastern sections of Canada and the US. To many this weather pattern is only a nuisance with the extreme cold mornings, long term icy roads and walkways, and transportation delays. To the ice climber and winter mountaineer the polar vortex is welcomed.

Winters in the northeast can be fickle and the ice climbs come in and out of shape. This leaves climbers guessing at the weekends route or activity. This season Phat Ice climbs are abundant  - no guessing needed - but a hearty New England attitude has been a must. To be out for the day in extreme cold you must be equipped with the right gear and clothing. Mammut comes into play right here - as the finest supplier of ice climbing and mountaineering clothing and products.

Now we are in mid march and ice and winter climbing interests can be waning for some - for the other full on addicts fantastic ice conditions can be found in many areas for some time to come. Enjoy!!!

Emmett taking on a serious look - this is ice climbing!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things: Granite, Cracks and Innovative Gear

After the second wettest June since records started being kept in 1895, the weather has finally started drying out in the East. That means FULL days of climbing again- not squeezing in as much as possible between storms and downpours! I returned to Cannon Cliff in NH to climb Vertigo, a climb I had been rained off of about 5 years ago. This route is a classic, full of history! As Mark Synnott put it in an article for Climbing Magazine, "Vertigo climbs a 400-foot granite buttress reminiscent of Yosemite or Squamish."

First Ascent:-July/1971. Mike Peloquin starting the Half Moon Crack belayed by John Bragg. Photo Paul Ross from

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Little of this, little of that

Here’s to a fantastic fall season.  Lots of office time and a busted up ankle slowed things down a bit this summer but September and October have been busy and Burlington seems to be in just the right spot to get around.  Perfect days climbing on the fine schist of Vermont and New Hampshire, splitter cracks of the Adirondacks, and jug hullin’ at Shagg Crag in Maine.  Haha, and even some wet days in Quebec getting ready for the ice. 
Summer 2012...Jones

Me, Ethan and Jeremy climbing a couple of my favorite Rumney Pitches
Flying Monkey 12c

Dynosoar 13a
New wind power from the Orange Crush ledge, Rumney, NH
Kate on Finger it out 10a  Adirondacks, NY

The road to Shagg Crag, ME
Nice Tooth Link 13a 

I made it out climbing with our East Coast Mammut Rep Tim Augustinowicz.  Tim is a super guy, ex-rock n roll star who has a strong technical clothing background, but is new to the climbing side.  We spent the day playing with the full Mammut arsenal on some local VT routes.
Tim getting after it, Boltsemite VT
A little Tool training in Quebec
Ergocentrique M9+
Beach Muscles on Hysterie M9-
Giant pumpkin head man.  Scary.

Be well all!  Josh Worley, Burlington VT