This winter I had the opportunity to go through the Appalachian Mountain Club’s ice climbing program. It was a great experience getting involved in the local climbing community, meet some great people, and also get some serious laps on ice to where I got enough confidence leading WI3 (a.k.a. – a difficulty rating just above “pansy-level”) by the end of the season.
The picture above is of Joe DiNardo, one of the many climbing friends I’ve made here on the east coast. Here he’s climbing in the North Ledges area of North Conway during one of the AMC ice climbing trips. On the way back to Boston we listened to three hours of house music. He drove, so I didn’t have much say in the matter.