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January, 2010

Mountainfest report

Last weekend, I saw a slide show in Keene Valley given by Steve House, one of the best mountaineers in the world. He’s an entertaining speaker, self-deprecating and down to earth despite his penchant for high places. Unfortunately, I missed the slide show given the the night before by Eric Weihenmayer, a blind climber who has ascended the highest summit on each of the seven continents–including, of course, Mount Everest. I heard it was a great show. Both men were guests of the Adirondack International Mountainfest, which is put on each year by the Mountaineer in Keene Valley. The Mountainfest, >>More

January, 2010

Steve House at Mountainfest

Reinhold Messner, regarded as one of the best mountaineers of all time, has described Steve Houseas “the best high-altitude climber in the world today.” So you know he’s good. At this year’s Adirondack International Mountainfest, scheduled for the weekend of January 15-18, a small number of lucky ice climbers will get to learn from the master. House will teach a class in Intermediate and Advanced Ice on Saturday, January 16, and Advanced Ice the next day. Both classes are full, but the public can catch House’s slide show at the Keene Valley Central School at 7:30 Saturday night. The fourteenth-annual >>More