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Celebrating 20 Years of Mountainfest – Photo Recap

The 20th Annual ADK International Mountaineering Festival Winter arrived right on time for the 20th Anniversary of Mountainfest! It was a hugely successful weekend and we were thrilled to host special guests Geoff Tabin, Barry Blanchard and Nick Bullock. Their evening slideshows generated substantial donations to local charities, and the collection for the Keene Food […]

Kahtoola MICROspikes – ALL SIZES In-Stock!

Kahtoola MICROspikes What The Mountaineer says: A must-have for any Adirondack hiker. Perfect for packed-down hiking trails when snowshoes aren’t needed, slippery approaches to ice climbs when crampons would be overkill, or even walking down your icy driveway in the winter! Easy to put on over almost any type of footwear, including ski boots. What Kahtoola […]

Great Adirondack Trail Run Trophy Retrieved!

BREAKING NEWS The Mountaineer is happy to report that the Great Adirondack Trail Run trophy has been returned to it’s rightful home. Owner Vinny McClelland had to fight his way out of the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery clinging to the trophy, which last year’s winner Sarah Keyes, like her Viking predecessors, had claimed as […]

2014 Adirondack Rock Climbing Cliff Closures – Effective April 1st

It may still look like winter out there, but we just received notice from the DEC about this year’s cliff closures, which go into effect Tuesday, April 1st. Updates will be posted as they become available. Effective Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following Adirondack rock climbing routes will be closed to protect Peregrine falcon nest sites.  Current […]

Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival – 2014

The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, NY will host the twelfth annual Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival the weekend of March 1 & 2, 2014. Backcountry skiing means skiing on natural snow in natural terrain, and combines all of the elements of touring, climbing and downhill skiing into a real winter mountaineering experience. We are excited to […]

Cassin Blade Runner Crampons – NEW!

  The Blade Runner represents a new era in technical ice crampons. A wealth of innovative features combine to create a crampon that conforms to the ergonomics of modern boots, increases rigidity along the entire length of the crampon without decreasing dexterity or compromising fit, adapts to alpine conditions with a variety of front points […]