Tag Archives: climbing

Outdoor Gear – Spring Cleaning 2016

I have the following pieces of backpacking and camping equipment that are no longer needed and taking up much needed space in the gear closet.  Please contact me (wricci@bcxmail.com) with questions, shipping, etc.  Payment would be managed and tracked through PayPal. All reasonable offers will be considered.  $300.00 for all items and that will include […]
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Current Reading List

I read a lot of outdoor books, most notably by Jon Krakauer and Ed Viesturs.  Expeditions to the mountains, the success and the failures, have always fascinated me and kept certain dreams alive, and provided material for writing.  What I find lacking to a degree, is the more personal inner struggle, and the spiritual awakening […]
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A Look Ahead

As summer has become fall and most days have the aura and feel of winter, the climbing season and kayaking come to an end for this year.  Now it is time to look ahead and begin planning for next summer when the sun returns. Here are some blog entries from Alpine Ascents as their last […]
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Ed Viesturs: A Perspective on Mt. Everest

A brief video of Ed Viesturs talking about the Khumba Icefall and the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest.

Alaska 2007 – Ice Climbing

The way up is almost perpendicular to the frozen ground. The glacier looms over me like a white predator, silent, and patiently waiting for a victim to wander into its steel jaws. Snow anchors are set at the top of the glacier. I am roped in with my harness, helmet on, goggles, and an ice […]
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Alaska 2007 – Ice Climbing

The way up is almost perpendicular to the frozen ground. The glacier looms over me like a white predator, silent, and patiently waiting for a victim to wander into its steel jaws. Snow anchors are set at the top of the glacier. I am roped in with my harness, helmet on, goggles, and an ice […]
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Trip Updates

I hope this blog becomes a useful resource, but of course that requires me to actually have information on here.  I am working on content the next couple of days, and will have a lot of stuff for here. An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals.  The end of June, […]
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Trip Updates

An update on the trips for this year, and my training goals.  The end of June, I will be in Washington to attempt my first mountain climb, and hope the Mt. Rainier allows me the opportunity.  In order to get there, I am embarking on a more intense strengthening and aerobic routine.  Also, I am […]
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Welcome

Welcome to Mountains and Ice.  This blog will be about nature, tackling mountains and ice, and the journey it takes to get there. I have often eluded to a deep fascination, almost obsession, with mountains and ice on here.  I have had very tasty bites and morsels of these portions of nature, that have left […]
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Mountains and Ice

I have often eluded to a deep fascination, almost obsession, with mountains and ice on here.  I have had very tasty bites and morsels of these portions of nature, that have left me in its grasp.  I have made the mindful commitment to venture out and tackle a mountain or two, starting with Mt. Rainier […]
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