Redlining the White Mountains

There is a grand project afoot among New England’s most accomplished hikers; it is one that transcends lists, the short-term, and affords years of exploration and challenge. Among those few hikers is my friend, Bill Robichaud. After repeatedly climbing the same mountains, he left the most trodden trails and... Read More ››

6,800 Ascents of Mount Monadnock…and Counting

From the 48 Four Thousand Footers to the 52 With a View, New Hampshire is a great place for hikers to add new mountains to their tick lists. Not Larry Davis. Since 1984, he’s maintained an almost daily routine of climbing Mount Monadnock. At some point this spring, he’ll... Read More ››

Winter Traction 101

Winter is the season of traction. Not needing to worry about your feet moving in a direction you don’t want while you’re walking on snow or ice can go a long way towards making your winter experience a pleasant one. Luckily, there are ways to make that happen. But... Read More ››

5 Gifts that Give Back

Tis the season for giving many presents, so why not pick a product that also does some good in the world? Here are a few cool gifts that will not only put a smile on the face of of the person you give it too, but will support a great program... Read More ››

5 Gifts for Serious Road Cyclists

Just as ice climbers are a different breed, so too are serious road cyclists. While there are varying degrees of serious road cyclists, they all share one common trait–an obsession with riding as many miles as often as they can. I know, because I share this affliction along with a... Read More ››

5 Gifts for Ice Climbers

There are two kinds of people in this world–ice climbers and people who think ice climbers are completely insane. If you fall into the latter category, you probably have no idea what to get the ice climber on your holiday shopping list. You might even feel awkward about enabling... Read More ››

5 Gifts for the Dirtbag

Buying gifts is hard enough, much less buying a gift for the dirtbag climber on your list. On the surface it would seem that this person needs everything; I mean they’ve been on the road for as long as you can remember, couch surfing and making a home out... Read More ››

5 Gifts for the Injured Athlete

If you have friends or family members who are athletic, it’s pretty likely that sooner or later someone will be injured.  It’s pretty rough being out of commission. Not only is there the pain or discomfort associated with the injury, but also no one wants to rest and recover... Read More ››

Wind Chill Wisdom from the Mount Washington Observatory Staff

Wind chill–is there another weather term that is gushed about more yet understood less? How many times has a friend told you a story about a particularly cold day and said something like: “Yeah, it was 12 degrees at the summit, but with the wind chill it must have been... Read More ››

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