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Well once again "life has gotten in the way" of life. There is no real Report this week because all of my time was taken up with dealing with the effects of this site and forum crashing on Tuesday afternoon. It took 2 days of futzing around to get things back and running again. Thank god I was able to find a reasonably recent backup!
Couple that with my regular Windows XP machine going belly up, the guitarist in my band announcing that he was leaving town in 2 weeks, it's been raining for 3 days and my wife and son being away in Wisconsin for a week...well you get the picture. And I thought that I was going to get a little vacation. [wry grin] Oh yeah, the program that I wrote that email's out the Report was on that machine that died. I have a backup of that as well, but not as handy as I would like.
Ice Conditions Report:
Selected Ice Conditions effective December 11, 2013
Things are looking a lot better after the rain and several cold days. While not everything is IN by any means, there is plenty of stuff to climb even in the lower elevations. Stay tuned for Thursday's Report. I'm pretty confident you'll be pleased with what you hear & see!
I could get all "antsy" about this kind of thing, but frankly it's simply not worth the effort. It's probably time to make a change in the band, I needed to reinstall the OS on my desktop machine and I guess that the site problems were a wakeup-call for making better and more frequent backups. No one got hurt in any of this, I was just a little inconvenienced and life will go on. Maybe it will make me appreciate the quiet times a little more. Hope you are having a great summer...
Mobile Version Of NEClimbs:
Up on one of the Mount Washington Valley's finest crags and want to know what that climb you're looking at is? Or maybe you're on your way up from Boston and want to check out the Ice Report for your upcoming weekend plans. Or more likely, you're at work just want to daydream about your next adventure. Well if you have a smart phone handy, you can get to NEClimbs from anywhere you have cell service. While it doesn't offer every single feature of the site and it's not an "app", in mobile form, it does do a whole lot and is very useful. Here is the live link to the mobile version of NEClimbs:
Check it out and if you have issues on your specific phone, please feel free to let me know.
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In 1961 I led this chimney in a state of metabolic uproar. At the base of the pitch I smoked several cigarettes (the first and last ones of my life). This was to calm me. Then I spooned half a jar of honey. This was to ensure superhuman strength. Mort Hempel, my partner, watched this silly ritual with mouth agape and eyes exploding with fear.
Climbing is a very dangerous sport. You can get hurt or even kill yourself. When you go climbing, you do so of your own free will. Everything on this site is to be taken with a grain of salt. Don't blame us if you get up some totally heinous route, in over your head and fall and hurt yourself.