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No Man’s Land Film Festival

Jenn and I went down to the Boston area to check out the No Man’s Land Film Festival on tour yesterday, hosted by Outdoor Women’s Alliance.  But first, we stopped at the Middlesex Fells Reservation for a quick hike. We walked a loop including Bellevue Pond and Wright’s Tower.  The trail system there seemed extensive,… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

I love Banff!  I try to see the World Tour every year and this year I made it to a Burlington show. Max Your Days This is a fast moving, multi-sport adventure film with a great soundtrack and nonstop energy.  I loved it!  Watch the full film here. Poumaka Climber Angie Payne joins Mike Libecki… Read more »

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Reel Rock 11

I love adventure film festivals and I had the chance to see Reel Rock 11, a climbing-focused one, at a local climbing gym.  Five movies were shown: Young Guns 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner are already some of the best climbers in the world.  It was interesting to watch… Read more »

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Climbing Rumney Rocks

Rumney Rocks is a sport climbing area in New Hampshire located at the bottom of the White Mountains.  There are tons of quality routes there, of all grades, and my two visits just scratched the surface.  The rock is mostly schist, with some granite. Rumney Climbers Association is the non-profit responsible for protecting access to the area… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

It’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour time!  But first, Kelly and I stopped at Rancocas State Park for a little hike on the way there.  It’s finally getting far enough into spring that the trees are starting to leaf out in New Jersey and it was a prettier hike than others I’ve gone on… Read more »

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Film Review: Meru

In 2008, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk tried to climb the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru in the Himalayas.  It’s an incredibly hard climb, a mix of ice and rock at 20,000 feet, that no one had yet accomplished.  Their trip got hit with a storm and they stretched the seven days of… Read more »

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Book Review: Give Me the Hills

I first heard of Miriam Underhill on a hike with Chuckles.  Another hiker came upon us taking a break, and I’m not sure how it came up, but he told us about this woman back in the early 20th century who did lots of mountaineering and “manless climbing.”  Shortly after the hike, I found an… Read more »

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Banff Mountain Film Festival

I went down to the Banff Mountain Film Festival on its World Tour in Lebanon, New Hampshire, last night, and saw some more fantastic mountain movies. Danny MacAskill: The Ridge Danny MacAskill is a world famous bike rider and he takes to his home country of Scotland for this short film. Watch it here. Vasu… Read more »

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Shoestring Gully

I met Hiker Box and Adam in Crawford Notch to climb Shoestring Gully. Soon after we left the parking area, we crossed the Saco River on some frozen rocks and ice and followed the packed down trail into the gully. The steep, 2000′ gully started fairly easy: more snow than ice, and the rocks weren’t… Read more »