Rock Climbing http://nhpr.org en NH Has Got Stones! http://nhpr.org/post/nh-has-got-stones <p>Winter's transparent landscape offers a great opportunity for boulder appreciation. And&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire has a lot of big ones, d</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">eposited by glacier action over 10,000 years ago. As the ice sheet advanced south, at it's glacial pace, it fractured and plucked many large boulders rights off mountain tops.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the glacier eventually receded, it left behind billions of these "glacial boulders."&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:26:00 +0000 Chris Martin, Francie Von Mertens & Andrew Parrella 41478 at http://nhpr.org NH Has Got Stones! The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-training-ground-greats <p></p><p></p><p>Conditions in New Hampshire’s White Mountains are notoriously harsher than their altitude suggests. But for World Class mountaineers this makes the Whites a perfect training ground.</p><p></p><p>It’s a windy, but warm winter day. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Freddie-Wilkinson/Athlete_Freddie_Wilkinson,default,pg.html">Fred Wilkinson</a> hopes the thaw will make for what he calls sticky ice over at Cathedral ledge, meaning easily pierced by the pointy end of an ice-axe.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 22:29:26 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 20035 at http://nhpr.org The White Mountains: Training Ground For The Greats