Had a great day climbing with my brother Mike and Nephew Emmett at Kinsman Notch. Emmett recently saw some of my ice photos on Facebook and he really wanted to give ice climbing a try. I think he’s hooked on the sport and will be back again. We had an excellent day climbing, exploring, and sliding in the snow. It was a fantastic winter adventure for all.

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Emmett – armed and dangerous!

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Emmett learning the craft.

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Time to climb

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Emmett reaching the top on the Shamrock route.

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Mike back on the ice – its been awhile but he got right into the swing of things.

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Mike again on the steep pillar of ice – nice job on this one.

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Kinsman ice caves – very cool place.

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The Mooney’s – Mike, Emmett, Art

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Happy ending the glissade.

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Smiles all around – thanks to Mike and Emmett for making the long journey to NH.

Art Mooney