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Current conditions in North Conway, NH at 2:58p on 07/24/14 - Temperature: 78.6 F - Wind speed: 0.0 mph - Wind chill: 78.6 F - Barometric pressure: 29.278 in - 3 Hour Barometer Trend: Steady - Humidity: 45 %
BugCON 2: some mosquitoes, possible blackflys swarming with minimal biting
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The White Mountain Report: Jul 18th, 2014
I wanted to write about the stormy weather we've been having, all the fun climbing and guiding I've been doing lately - one of the rare periods that I've gotten out on rock 3 consecutive days, the precipitous decline in the bug population, the cool MTB rides I've been doing, the really cool music gigs I've done (5 last week alone), the fabulous strawberries that are coming out of the farm on West Side Road, the amazing super-moon over Ossipee Lake last Saturday night and all the other fun stuff that's been going on here in the Valley this summer. Instead I have to collect my thoughts and try to write about a tragic accident that took place last Saturday - one that claimed the life of local climber Brian Delaney.
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The late Brian Delaney in Yosemite.<br />
He is and will be missed. RIP
The late Brian Delaney in Yosemite.
He is and will be missed. RIP
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V-thread ice anchors are an easy, secure and inexpensive rappel anchor for ice climbing. In this article I will describe how to make the anchor, how to use it, what kind of gear is needed, and how to make your own tool. Everything about v-threading is easy and they have become popular at ice crags all over the world.
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