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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by pappy on January 26, 2018, 12:49:00 pm »
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in order that a fellow human being can be employed.

A little dramatic eh?

maybe, but the point is well taken I would think?

No. The guides at these things are trying to be good business people and grow their customer base, but there are too many f**king ice climbers already, so I have zero sympathy. Ice is, unlike rock, severely limited in the fourth dimension and by fickle conditions and limited opportunity--we don't need gym dilitantes tying up routes and chopping the crap out of them with endless TR laps (TRing ice, especially moderate ice, is pretty pointless anyway). I don't have much use for all of these stupid 'fests' for the same reason.  Are we really so insecure that we need the validation of lots of other people getting in to it? It's cold, uncomfortable, and really, really dangerous.  You'll probably all die. Nothing to see here, move along.
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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by JBro on January 26, 2018, 11:24:27 am »
Dewd I hate when I'm just trying to be employed and someone bogeys my climb.

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Events & Announcements / Cilogear
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on January 26, 2018, 07:54:25 am »
CiloGear is back this year with their work sacks for you to demo.  Check out the blog today for lots of info on this Portland based company thats quietly making some of the most rugged and efficient packs around.
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2018/01/26/cilogear-worksacks/
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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by CD on January 24, 2018, 11:08:39 pm »
Absolutely dramatic. Employment will happen regardless of terrain availability
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Conditions / Re: Mount Washington Valley: Cathedral, Whitehorse, Humphrey's, etc.
« Last post by Admin Al on January 24, 2018, 08:17:51 pm »
Well we did get some rain, sleet, freezing rain and slush. And yes, my driveway is a complete and total MESS. mainly because it went from 40 to 30 and now 20, all in 24 freaking hours. Is the ice still happening? You can wait till tomorrow for the full story, but here's a tease...

Omega was climbed today!!!
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Events & Announcements / Grivel Demo Gear
« Last post by MWV_IceFest on January 24, 2018, 07:28:44 am »
Our friends at Liberty Mountain are bringing back their fleet of Grivel hard goods for you all to demo during Ice Fest!  There are a couple new additions to the line up, so check out the blog today!  Remember to sign up for a clinic to get first dibs on this sweet gear FREE to try for the day!
http://www.mwv-icefest.com/2018/01/24/grivel-demo-gear/

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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by Admin Al on January 23, 2018, 09:54:30 pm »
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in order that a fellow human being can be employed.

A little dramatic eh?

maybe, but the point is well taken I would think?
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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by Ducayet on January 23, 2018, 03:45:37 pm »
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in order that a fellow human being can be employed.

A little dramatic eh?
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Climbing Gear Q & A / Outdoor Research Perch Belay Parka Review
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on January 23, 2018, 12:00:17 pm »
This thing is a bombproof oven when it comes to belay jackets. Full review here:

https://northeastalpinestart.com/2018/01/23/gear-review-outdoor-research-perch-belay-parka/

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General Climbing / Re: Large groups part 2
« Last post by David_G48 on January 23, 2018, 08:41:31 am »
There will be quite a few large groups up in the North Conway area during this time period. Most of them with guides. Guides have no right to hog climbing routes nor do private parties. That said one must remember that the Ice Fest hype gives guides the opportunity to be employed in an industry with lots of up and downs. They are not a particular wealthy group but do provide a valuable service that I believe the climbing community benefits. So the question becomes how much of an inconvenience would it be to change your dates or location in order that a fellow human being can be employed. If you can change your dates or location with little cost your group you should do so.
I am not a guide nor do I have any desire to become a guide, thus I have no vested interest in the formulation of my opinion. I just feel it is a good thing to allow people the best opportunity to be employed.
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