The climbing is always interesting this time of year. In a five day span, I got to climb ice, alpine, mixed, sport, and trad, all within an hour-and-a-half of North Conway!
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It is not only great guiding that sets the guides at IMCS apart from the many guide services in the Mount Washington Valley. Here at IMCS when we are not teaching others how to do what we love we are out ‘getting after it’, climbing harder, higher, and stronger. In the beginning of this February […]
This year we proved that an army does march on its stomachs. Jam packed days of ice climbing with the pros were followed by food from NEIce’s Doug Millen and beer provided by Tuckermans. When the food and beer were gone, we all got up early and did it again! Ice Festers alpine climbed in […]
Going ice climbing is awesome. Having your friends cheer you on as you swing your tools is even better. At IMCS if you bring a group we can help you put together an ideal weekend group-adventure. The intrepid members of the Colby College Outing Club from Waterville, Maine participated in a two day mountain skills […]
When people think about winter adventures in New Hampshire they usually dwell on a few classics. Oft heard names like, Mount Washington, Crawford Notch, and Franconia Notch are home to some of the areas most popular hikes and climbs. These areas are popular for a two reasons, they are incredible and they get a lot […]
While the guides at IMCS love to lead people up the climbs of their dreams we don’t forget that we are a climbing school, not only a guide service, and we pride ourselves on our knowledge about climbing and ability to share that knowledge with others. In fact, at any moment during a climb you […]
While some of David’s limey colloquialisms left guide Eitan Green confused, after two days of spectacular New England gully climbing in Crawford Notch it was obvious what David of Bristol, UK meant when he smiled and said he was, “totally knackered”. David was looking for a winter mountain adventure that would remind him of his […]
What can I get in, or on, in a weekend? It’s a question I hear frequently as climbing goals, life, and work schedules collide. The answer, of course, varies a great deal with the skill set an individual has already developed. That said, an amazing transformation in one’s climbing technique and enjoyment of the pursuit […]
A Super Nice Cold Classic Day of Ice Climbing with IMCS. Guide Zebulon Jakub and climber Bill Breyer!
It’s probably “IN” right now–the route that you’ve been wanting to get on. This season has already displayed a wild mix of conditions with routes forming and falling off and growing back again. So far, it’s been a season for the opportunist. Just before Christmas it was Omega with ice, yellow and alive stretching uncharacteristically […]