Mountaineering: Training & Refresher of Systems ( Rated: Beg - Int )

Mountaineering: Training & Refresher of Systems



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We will spend the day working "Almost road side" working on our refreshing of our mountaineering skills on some low angle ice. Great for the new person or the rusty climber that only gets out 1-2 times a winter season, who may need some time on there gear before getting on steep committing ice this season.

We will work on:

Different Styles of walking in crampons on sloped ice.

Self Arrest - Important to Know!

Ice belays and repelling.

If time allows do some easy grade 2-3 pitches of ice...

What ever else people might have a question on or interest in trying...

 

If your planning on attending the Lincolns Throat trip this is a great day out for you to do too get ready for that trip..

 

Lets get out and work the rust off or out...

 

We will be climbing up in the Crawford Notch area..

 

Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any climbing route or bouldering challenge or other activity like even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, can all incur injuries’ and/or death.

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. Seek your own additional resources of information.  You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt…. Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Dragging yourself out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize.

It’s always your right to back out and live the good life with all the rest of the human race eating cheese doodles and Twinkie’s in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

 

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  • Daniel Arnold G.

    Hey Folks, I uploaded a few more photos from this trip. I know that it has been more than 6 months but I am finally getting around to uploading photos.

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Jay B.

    Crampons - Petzl - Lynx
    Tech Tools - Petzl Quarks
    Low angle snow A standard Mountain Axe

    The most important book in the world..
    http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Mountaineering-The-Freedom-of-the-Hills-8th-Edition-P569.aspx

    December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would I have had to have all this equipment to join in this event?

      December 11, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Sheri, No It was my recommendation too others that don't own any yet on what I suggest to buy as a new person wanting to be more adventurous and doing more ice climbing this season... For the training day all you need is a good winter boot for hiking or climbing. Most of the other stuff can be borrowed if there is enough to go around... Most winter folks have Plastic boots or leather that are winter lined and has a full or 3/4 shank so they take crampons.. " Not Micro Spikes" Those fit on any shoe.. Jay

      December 12, 2013

  • varma s

    It would be great if there another one. I feel bad about missing.

    December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So Jay, will there be another refresher?

    3 · December 10, 2013

    • Diana

      Please, please, please?

      December 10, 2013

  • Cindy

    Great day on ice, thanks Jay for organizing this meet up. It was great to meet everyone!

    December 9, 2013

  • Susan

    Awesome time. Thanks to everyone, particularly Tom for driving, David for leading, and Jay for organizing and mentoring. Great people and great fun! Now, I just need to get some proper boots and a couple axes as I definitely want to continue. Jay, is the mountaineering book that you pointed out the one edited by Ron Eng? Thanks.

    December 9, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Outstanding time. It was great to see you all and hope everybody walked away with some new info they can use... Cheers...

    December 9, 2013

  • Kristie W.

    Jay is such an awesome leader! Great people and great ice! Thanks David for leading up a single pitch!

    December 9, 2013

  • James

    Another great session with Jay. Coming to this meetup always exceeded my expectation. Thank you Jay!

    December 9, 2013

  • Daniel Arnold G.

    Jay, Thank you for leading this activity! David, thank you for your help! I enjoyed meeting everyone! I had a great time!

    December 9, 2013

  • Ray

    Had a great time. First time on ice and it was great.

    December 8, 2013

  • Cindy

    Breakfast at Monroe Restaurant in Twin Mountain, bottomless coffee
    See you soon!

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Jay B.

    More coffee :-) plaza

    December 8, 2013

  • Jay B.

    At hatch laza

    December 8, 2013

  • David F

    If anyone can pick me up in Somerville, I'd be happy to help Jay with training

    December 6, 2013

    • David F

      Jay, Susan is coming with us directly to Crawford Notch

      December 8, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Ok

      December 8, 2013

  • Alfonso

    Sorry but I can't make it. Was up in the white mtn sat but too sore to do anything.

    December 8, 2013

  • matt

    Very bummed but I have to back out. I was hoping to be up in NH already but am still in RI and don't think it's feasible to do the drive in the a.m. to make it by the start time. Hopefully I will be able to join you guys for future meetups.

    December 8, 2013

  • Diana

    I'm so sorry I really wanted to do this but am going to have to bail. I have been working non stop and am exhausted. Hope you do this again Jay.. sorry about the late notice.

    December 8, 2013

  • varma s

    Hi,
    is any one available to car pool with me ? I am coming from Franklin, Mass.

    December 7, 2013

    • varma s

      I am having some issues on a weekend production rollout. If thing don't improve soon, I have to bail out.

      December 7, 2013

    • varma s

      Unfortunately I still have to work. I hope we have another meet up .

      December 7, 2013

  • Susan

    what time will you be leaving at the end of the day to return to Hatch?

    December 6, 2013

  • Susan

    Please clarify, when I googled Crawford Notch it's even further north of the meeting spot. Is there a Crawford Notch near the parking area or is it about an hour north of the meeting spot? If so, it may be just too far and too early for me. Thanks.

    December 3, 2013

    • Cindy

      Jay, are you going to Willie Slide Rock parking spot? Maybe we can wait for you guys there at 9:30? Or you want us to go Willie House instead?

      December 7, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Yes, That's fine I was just trying to make it easy for folks to fine a spot to meet. The visitors center building which is on the right side of the road heading South east is a good reference.. I will of course see you at willies parking lot if not at the Willies house parking lot...

      December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be driving up from Billerica, if anyone wants to carpool, let me know.

    December 4, 2013

    • varma s

      Looks like I made it out of waiting list. Billerica is kind of way for me too. Can I join join the carpool ?

      December 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I had to drop out due to work. Maybe another time.

      December 6, 2013

  • Susan

    yay! ok. I didn't think that I was going to make it onto the list so I had made plans to play tennis so I'll have to see if I can find a substitute. Would anyone be interested in carpooling? I'm in Somerville, MA and would rather not have to drive. Otherwise, I'd like to meet at the Hatch Plaza and car pool from there. Jay, is the Hatch Plaza in Plymouth (that's what Google turned up) and where in Hatch are you planning to meet? My cellular service is very spotty in NH. Thanks.

    December 6, 2013

  • Daniel

    Sorry I have to bail. Found out i have to work st my other job on sunday. bummer

    December 6, 2013

  • Ray

    Jay,
    Glad I made it in. I'm an avid hiker, but do not have experience climbing. I figured this would be a great way for me to get started. I'll bring my crampons and unfortunately my bike helmet(all I have at this point).
    Let me know if there is anything else that I should bring, besides a positive attitude...
    Otherwise I'll meet you at The Willey House (correct) on route 302, somewhere between 9:00 and 9:30am.
    Thanks again for doing this.

    If anyone wants to carpool from the Keene, NH area, or anywhere along the route, let me know.

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I must bow out of this adventure. Work wants me to work, they just don't understand the need to be outdoors.
    Jay - I'll be looking for the same meet later in the month, hopefully.

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hi Folks I changed the Meetup Map location. those that want to car pool. I will meet anyone at the Hatch Plaza as before at 8am. I will stay there till 8:30 then begin heading north to the Willies house parking lot on 302. Its just down the road from where we are climbing but its more well know then where we will be. I did adjust the map pointer on the Meetup website to get you there via the app.. My Cell Number[masked] I will check the weather and Ice Conditions when we get a little closer.. Cheers

    1 · December 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where is Hatch Plaza?

      December 4, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks Jay. Well, I'm still in if I make it out of the waiting list (though unlikely), especially if I don't have to drive the entire way. The carpooling is a great idea.

      December 4, 2013

  • James

    Hi Jay, Cindy and I will be at around 302. Could we meet up with you up north?

    December 3, 2013

    • James

      Cindy has been looking forward for this. When do we meet at Willie Slide? 9:00 a.m.?

      December 3, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Yes, I think we will be there more like 9:30 just a FYI..

      December 4, 2013

  • Diana

    Jay - are we meeting at 8 am at the Hatch Plaza or what time should I meet you all in Plymouth?

    December 3, 2013

  • Sam K.

    Jay, is there any chance we could run another one of these? I definitely need a refresher, but won't be back until the next weekend. Thanks!

    December 3, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I might try to get another in the week of Christmas.. I will see where it will fit in...

      3 · December 3, 2013

    • Sam K.

      Great, thank you so much

      December 3, 2013

  • Diana

    Does one need their own helmet and shoes? Is this for rock/ice climbing total newbies? Just curious..

    November 29, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Both, Its for the winter hiker needing to practice there self arrest on ice and steep snow and walking in climbing crampons. You should have a set of Crampons and a helmet of some kind a a minimum. Can be a skiing helmet or mtn Bike helmet if its all you have. Hope this answers your question

      November 29, 2013

    • Diana

      Yes, it does. Thanks Jay!

      November 29, 2013

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