Entries by The Mountaineer

Close Calls and Fun On Mt. Etna, Sicily

Trip Report: Skiing Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy. (1o,992′) “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” -Ed Viesturs   Our fearless leader of The Mountaineer , Vinny McClelland just returned from an amazing ski decent of  Mount Etna located on the island of Sicily. Mount Etna is a stratovolcano meaning that its highly […]

Whiteface Ski Mountaineering Classic

Whiteface Ski Mountaineering Classic    The Mountaineer and Whiteface Mountain are combing forces to unleash the Inaugural Whiteface Ski Mountaineering Classic! This is a benefit event, all proceeds from the Ski Mountaineering Classic will be donated to NYSEF and The Keene Valley Ski Club. Click here for results When: Sunday March 12th 2017 Where: Whiteface Mountain Located on […]

2017 Mountainfest Recap

Thank you! Another great ADK Mountainfest is in the books! We had a fantastic weekend and we hope that all of the participants and guides enjoyed themselves immensely, we look forward to seeing everyone at the 22nd Annual Mountainfest next year! We’d like to thank all of our sponsors Grivel, Patagonia, Marmot, Black Diamond, DMM, Outdoor […]

“Tent Talk” Presented by Primaloft

  Back in 1975 The McClelland and Miller families opened a small mountaineering, hiking and ski shop in the sleepy mountain town of Keene Valley, NY, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains. Vinny McClelland describes how “everyone thought his father was crazy” in doing so, the struggles and successes of running a small business in the […]

Backcountry Ski Fest 2017

   The 2017 Adirondack Backcountry Ski Festival is CANCELLED…. Given the backcountry conditions we do not feel as though we can provide a high quality, safe learning environment for skiing the backcountry. The recent week long warm up followed by heavy rains and a freeze has left open rivers, downed trees, a rock hard and […]

The Scarpa Phantom Tech

Chuck (who has been at The Mountaineer for 32 years!) says this about the Phantom Tech: “We’re very excited about this update from Scarpa on this classic mountain boot! Check out the new features and newly designed stiffer, lighter fit. The boot is warmer than its predecessor (Phantom Guide). Not all updates are good but […]

The Future In Ski Mountaineering

The Dynafit TLT7 Performance is a revolutionary design. Coming out of the European corner and weighing in at just over 1,000 grams, this evolutionary boot has the widest and highest volume fit in the TLT series. For those of you that have struggled with achieving the ideal fit in the TLT5 or TLT6, this could […]