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Whirlwind Winter Week

Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013
VermontIce Climbing

Brett & Nate on Willoughby's Tablets

Dylan on Bolton's Upper Tier

Way up high on Twenty Below Zero Gully

Champlain College students learning to climb

UVM Ice Leadership learning mixed technique

Pitch one of Ragnarock

Pitch two of Ragnarock

What an ice season it has shaped up to be and the Adventure Spirit guide team has been making the most of it with their climbers.  Just in the past week we've been ice climbing with Champlain College at Bolton Quarry, moving into steeper ice on Lake Willoughby's 20 Below Zero Gully, training the UVM IceSMAC (Site Management and Anchor Construction) at Bristol Cliffs, and out for some scratchy fun on Smugglers Notch's Ragnarock.  It's been a frigid couple of weeks and just in time some warm weather is moving through this week to reinvigorate the ice that had been sublimating away in the dry, cold air.  More great climbing appears to be on the way and we are definitely ready for it!  Below are a few select pictures--more pictures are viewable at the Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine Facebook site.