White Mountains From Above
  The anxious excitement builds when you arrive at White Mountain Helicopter as you are greeted by the towering signage at the head of the driveway. We pulled the car to a complete stop in awe at it’s majestic stature and immense craft and took photos only to back... Read more
Welcome to Newfoundland
By Olivier Dion and Thomas Thiery. Follow them at estski.ca (Translated from the French) In the imagination of many backcountry skiers, Newfoundland’s West Coast remains a mythical place. Many know there is as much skiable terrain as in Gaspésie and the snow is abundant, but few have skied there.... Read more
ADK Adventure Climbs
By Kevin MacKenzie Winter mountaineering in the Adirondacks is rugged and thrilling. Step off the maintained trails and you have a plethora of options, whether you’re bushwhacking, technical ice climbing or climbing the mega-slides of the High Peaks. Most people consider the Gothics’ North Face to be the classic... Read more
Majka Burhardt, Adventure Philanthropist
By Ian Ferguson Photos by Gabe Rogel From African alpine jungles to frozen waterfalls in New England, climber Majka Burhardt is comfortable on any vertical terrain. Now she’s using her skills to protect an ecosystem and the people who depend on it. Majka Burhardt was in her element leading... Read more
Unlocking the White Room
New Hampshire backcountry skiers are following Vermont’s lead and building more glades in hopes of more powder days like the one in the above photo, taken last December in Vermont. Photo by Brooks Curran. By Ian Ferguson New Hampshire has more skiable terrain above treeline than any other state... Read more
Mushing Québec
“The problem is ahhh…how do you say…we don’t have enough…ahhh… tour guides. You will have to go alone.” The head guide said this to me in his French Canadian accent. The funny thing about saying, “How do you say,” is that it’s almost always followed up with the exactly... Read more
Mountainside Lodging
A proposed hotel on Mt. Washington is stirring backlash from the hiking community By Ian Ferguson Photo by David Govatski Wayne Presby and Joel Bedor, owners of the Cog Railway, want to build a 35-room hotel on the shoulder of Mt. Washington. The proposed site is at 5,600 feet,... Read more
Featured Climb: Way in the Wilderness
By Peter Doucette Photo by Anne Skidmore A less-travelled classic, Way in the Wilderness, (II NEI 5), is a unique climb with fantastic exposure for a route that’s generally tucked into a corner. It was first climbed by Jim Dunn, Michael Hartrich and Peter Cole in 1978. Steep south... Read more
Taming the Laughing Lion
A backcountry sport-climbing crag in Maine boasts big-wall exposure and minimal crowds By Josh Laskin As the car ascended into the notch and we approached our first vantage point, my eyes immediately fell upon the immense slab of rock, perched eight hundred feet above the valley floor and protruding... Read more
Rumney’s Final Frontier
Preserving access for rock climbers at Rumney UPDATE: For a limited time, AMC will match donations to help the Rumney Climbers Association reach its goal to preserve land at Rumney. Go to climbrumney.com for details. By Erik Thatcher IT WAS 1994 and the rapidly developing cliffs on the side... Read more