Monthly Archive: May, 2011

Danger Zone

Mickey Spades on his first “real” sport lead…pre-accident After leaving competitive sports behind in high school and spending most of college searching for something else to keep my competitive juices flowing (whiffle ball and Beirut did not quite… Continue reading


Vendor Village Eastern Mountain Sports rolled out some big names for their Gunks Camping Climbing Convergence a week ago.  In attendance were all of the normal players you would expect to see at… Continue reading


Not exactly the Hilton, but the truck bed was comfortable enough On Friday night, Ben and I rolled into Annapolis around one-thirty in the morning after traveling fourteen hours from New Hampshire.  Despite being… Continue reading

A Cure For Wanderlust

My new ride Oftentimes in the store, I find myself yearning to break free of the rigors and trappings of day to day life and live a free life on the road.  As… Continue reading

How to get fat climbing

Miguel’s Returning from a climbing trip is always a depressing endeavor.  Leaving behind the days where the only concern is where and what to climb and returning to the everyday jobs and tasks… Continue reading

A Look Back: Padre Castor!

10 pm, May 2nd, I peaked out of my bivy. In my hour of sleep, the rain had turned to snow and the storm had swallowed the once-visible city lights. The mountain itself… Continue reading