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Events & Announcements / Clinics Are Filling Up!
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on Today at 05:29:32 AM »
We are super excited because Ice Fest is just around the corner and clinics are filling up fast! Saturday is full, but you can still get your fix Friday or Sunday. If you havenít locked in your reservation for a clinic yet, now is the time. Visit the blog to find out which clinics still have space available: http://www.mwv-icefest.com/blog/

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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by markvnh on Yesterday at 11:30:19 PM »
Great memory John. Your SNPA really came right from the source! Ken was still brewing it himself back then!

If I remember from the other day - SNPA accounts for over 60% of their business followed by Torpedo at around 20%. It's a hoppy world.

SNPA is best selling IPA in the US.
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Ice & Winter Climbing / Re: Steep ice
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on Yesterday at 10:20:35 PM »
The difference  for me between rock and ice is that  while i might be feeling great on a hard rock pitch i never really know if i can do it untill it's done simply because rock climbs may have technicle moves that I may not be able to do without working them out first.  About the only time that the feeling I am talking about happens is when I can see that the difficultys are past and the summit is clearly in view.
 Ice is so much different. I can read it and know what is going to happen. that is what allows me to know in one instant that it's in the bag even though I still have major difficultys ahead. that one defineing moment that happens not so much with a screw as with single perfect stick.  Obviously YMMV
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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by pappy on Yesterday at 09:55:38 PM »
I believe some of it has to do with declaring a state of emergency, which then allows states to apply for federal aid. Once a few states do it, they all have to in order to get a piece for their state.

That makes the most sense of anything. That plus the sensationalism of weather. TWC naming winter storms like they are hurricanes? Please. Regardless of where one stands on the existential nature of climate change, it generates stupidity like this. Three years or so ago while I was living in the Mad River Valley we got a pretty good dump in Feb. It was dubbed 'Snowmageddon', and the idiot editor of the local rag ran an editorial crowing about how this should prove climate change to all the skeptics. Because 2' dumps in Feb. in VT were previously unheard of.  ::)
What really cracked me up was that American Flatbread and Yestermorrow had put in banks of solar panels, over the virulent objections of hippies who love nature so much they didn't want solar panels in their viewshed but would rather click their heels together and wish they had electricity. VT being a particularly poor location for such things you've got to rotate them to follow a sun pretty close to the horizon in winter. If you get a big dump, well, the panels don't rotate and you burn out all the motors. Pretty much negating any positive effect of such things either economically or ecologically.
The stupidity of Yankees and hippies continues to amaze.
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Partner Exchange / Re: Worcester Ice Partners!
« Last post by lothianhimself on Yesterday at 09:40:01 PM »
It's been cold... hit me up! I bet it's good. lothian.buss@gmail.com
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Partner Exchange / Vermont or neighboring states, 2/7, and ALL WINTER
« Last post by lothianhimself on Yesterday at 09:35:55 PM »
Partners for Vermont, or New Hampshire or the Adirondacks.

Would love to get out Saturday to climb - Lake willoughby would be cool, I could ski Jay on Sunday. But I'll go anywhere.

Rock Climber, not super experienced on ice. Likely wouldn't lead past 2+ maybe 3, but will follow anything you lead, and understand safe rope handling, etc.
Plus have lots of extra 7mm tat, 1 70 m dry single, plus tag line, and a few screws besides tools and pons.

Also, future weekends. When I make plans, I show up!

hit me up at lothian.buss@gmail.com or (508) 498-9692
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... I will always strive to be safe and keep those around me safe as well. ...

So obvious on the second read... welcome back LL/Champ/djh860

Signed DMan/Echo/NEAlpineStart
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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on Yesterday at 09:15:59 PM »
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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by JChepes on Yesterday at 08:50:04 PM »
Come on guys! Meffa isn't that bad... Isn't too bad... It's okay...

Well, it is better than Everett!

 

Well, I was born in Lynn and we all know that's the best!

My parents still live there and said the storm was impressive.  I bet my dad is still snowblowing the neighborhood.

Wildcat was pretty darn good....

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Conditions / Re: New England Blizzard 2015!
« Last post by The other tomcat on Yesterday at 08:43:31 PM »
I believe some of it has to do with declaring a state of emergency, which then allows states to apply for federal aid. Once a few states do it, they all have to in order to get a piece for their state.
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