Selected Climbs in the Northeast (Selected Climbs Series): Rock, Alpine, and Ice Routes from the Gunks to Acadia

Selected Climbs in the Northeast (Selected Climbs Series): Rock, Alpine, and Ice Routes from the Gunks to Acadia

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Overview

* 100 rock, alpine, and ice routes rated by appeal

* New entry in the Selected Climbs series from The Mountaineers Books

* Routes selected and presented by professional guides based in the Northeast

In the past, climbers have been forced to buy many guidebooks to specific regions in the Northeast and sift through them on their own, hoping to spot the gems. But now two mountain guides who have climbed extensively in the Northeast region share their A-list picks with us. There's not a route in this book that won't thrill you by the quality of the climb, the aesthetic experience, and its historical significance.

Coverage includes rock, alpine, and ice routes from the Gunks to Acadia:

New York-Shawangunks, Catskills, Adirondacks; Connecticut-Ragged Mountain; Vermont-Smuggler's Notch, Lake Willoughby; New Hampshire-Franconia Notch, Cathedral Ledge, Mount Washington, Frankenstein Cliff, Whitehorse Ledge, Mount Webster, Mount Willard, and White's Ledge; Maine- Acadia National Park and Mount Katahdin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898868579
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 11/15/2003
Series: Selected Climbs Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 309
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

S. PETER LEWIS has been a rock climber since 1976, an ice climber since 1979, and a professional mountain guide since 1983. He has climbed in almost every major climbing area in the Northeast and is an expert on the area's climbing history. From 1994 to 1999, Lewis was the executive director of the American Mountain Guides Association. Lewis also has been a freelance writer and photographer specializing in adventure sports since 1983. He has written dozens of articles, published hundreds of photographs, and been featured in two profiles, in Outdoor Photographer and New Hampshire Profiles. Lewis also has worked as a newspaper reporter and has won journalism and photography awards. He has authored or co-authored six books on climbing, including Climbing: From Gym to Crag, published by The Mountaineers Books in 2000.
He researched, edited, designed, and marketed with Rick Wilcox a self-published book, the second edition of An Ice Climber's Guide to Northern New England in 1992, and has just finished the third edition of the guide to be released early next year. He currently works as the publishing director for Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities in Conway, New Hampshire. He lives in Bridgton, Maine, with his wife and two children.

DAVID HOROWITZ is a climbing guide with the New York climbing school of Eastern Mountain Sports, guiding clients up technical rock climbs. He has nine years of climbing experience and has made ascents in at least fifteen states, plus South America; he's also certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid. His writing has been published in national magazines, including Rock & Ice. He lives in Rosendale, New York.

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