Greg Boswell - Ice Climbing in Lofoten
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell - Ice Climbing in Lofoten

At the end of January, Jeff Mercier and I met up in the north of Norway for two weeks of hunting winter climbs above the Arctic Circle. Two seasons ago we did a similar trip to Senja Island, where we managed to climb a bunch of outstanding new routes and witnessed some amazing views and landscapes.
Living On Hard Ice
Ice Climbing Benny Lieber Mountaineering

Living On Hard Ice

“This isn't the forest or even the snow, there are no rocks, no trails or footprints, no plants or flowers- this is ice. And guess what: it changes every single day.”
Sylvain Thiabaud - Winter Climbing 2018/19
Ice Climbing Sylvain Thiabaud

Sylvain Thiabaud - Winter Climbing 2018/19

This winter I wanted to climb, to climb rock only! I spent a lot of time in the mountains the past seasons working as a mountain guide and this fall I wanted to train a lot and push my rock climbing level. But it’s rare for a plan to run without a hitch. Winter is here, lots of ice, no snow, many friends wanting to climb steep ice… as we say in Pyrenees “Porque no” - Why not!
Senja - Going Home
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell

Senja - Going Home

Greg Boswell and Jeff Mercier may have set a record for the speed at which they established new winter routes when they visited the Island of Senja off Norway’s North West coast in February 2018. 
Remarkables Festival
Ice Climbing Lachlan Gardiner

Remarkables Festival

For anyone unfamiliar with the region, New Zealand is probably best known in recent times as Middle Earth. An association created when these dramatic islands famously became the cinematic depiction of Tolkien’s epic.