All in One: The White Mountain Direttissima
In a pioneering run of New Hampshire’s tallest peaks, Andrew Drummond set a fastest time and a standard for style. By Ian Ferguson Cover photo by Joe Klementovich The light of Andrew Drummond’s headlamp bounced off the bearded trees and jumbled boulders of Kilkenny Ridge Trail, an endless maze... 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
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
Mayday in the Mountains
The wreckage from two unrelated plane crashes in the White Mountains can still be found on Mt. Waternomee and Mt. Success. By Erin Paul Donovan I first visited both of these crash sites about 20 years ago, and have visited them numerous times since. Even after all these years,... Read more
Outlook Photo Gallery: Summer 2016
White Mountain Gnar
Attitash and Mt. Washington Valley Mountain Biking By Ian Ferguson Photos by Austin Perry New England isn’t known for its mountain biking. The loamy Northwest, the alpine meadows of the Rockies and the slickrock trails of the Southwest hold more appeal for the general mountain biking public. But for... Read more
Remote Slab Rock Climbing Areas of the White Mountains
Climb the slabs less traveled By David Lottman When most Northeast climbers think of slab climbing, they think of iconic Whitehorse Ledge. This 900-foot high cliff, only minutes from downtown North Conway, N.H., boasts dozens of high quality friction routes and sees a tremendous amount of traffic from early... Read more
MWV Cliff Jumping
Cliff jumping antics at a few choice swimming holes in the White Mountains. Hot summah action! Video by Justin Melanson. Read more
Working for the Weekend 5: Mount Washington
Classic film from Meathead Films and our friends over at about the epicenter of backcountry skiing in the northeast: Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. As Ben Leoni said, “Tuckerman Ravine is just the tip of the iceberg.” Read more