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January 2, 2009
'...like a see saw baby, going up, down, all around, like a see saw - da da dum dum dum.' I don't know about you but I've felt as if I'm being jerked around on a string this past month. The ice is IN, it's OUT, it's OUT, it's IN. It reminds me of that old joke about cat Hiku: Wanna go outside. Oh, crap! Help! I got outside! Let me back inside! Just when you think it's safe to get on the ice, it's not. [sigh] Well regardless, the ice is IN right now.
I haven't had a lot to say the past couple of weeks over these holidays. Just too much family stuff and business to wind up and the like to have time for cogitation. Sorry 'bout that folks. Regardless I have gotten out for some personal climbing here & there and it's been a lot of fun. I just have to be sure to grab the fun days when I can & not put it off. Of course I always urge everyone in my family to make a New Year's resolution. "Don't put things off" is a popular one. But for all of us climbers I suggest "Do More Ice Climbing" for our New Year's Resolution. The ice is there for us, now let's just get out and enjoy it. Sounds an awfully similar to "Don't put things off", doesn't it?
Happy New Year
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:
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The White Mountain Report
North Conway, New Hampshire
|Climbing for speed records will probably become more popular, a mania which has just begun. Climbers climb not just to see how fast and efficiently they can do it, but far worse, to see how much faster and more efficiently they are than a party which did the same climb a few days before. The climb becomes secondary, no more important than a racetrack. Man is pitted against man.|