First published in 1993 and hailed as a classic, Yankee Rock and Ice is reissued in a new edition with new chapters covering the 1990s through today. This comprehensive, entertaining history of roped rock and ice climbing in the Northeast traces the growth of this popular sport from the first trailblazers through today's events and personalities.
Laura and Guy Waterman have been dedicated volunteers for the U.S. Forest Service and for hiking and conservation organizations, maintaining New Hampshire's Franconia Ridge trail for nearly two decades. Energetic explorers of White Mountain terrain, on and off trail and in all seasons, the Watermans carried a feet-on-the-ground knowledge of the land they so passionately wrote about.
Michael Wejchert has climbed all over North and South America and Canada, but settled in New Hampshire because he likes the spirited climbing community, rainy rest days, and living ten minutes from Cathedral Ledge, one of the best cliffs in the country. He works as a climbing guide, a carpenter, and a writer. The winner of the 2013 Waterman Fund Essay Contest, he has contributed to Rock and Ice, Gripped, Alpinist, Ascent, Appalachia, and The New York Times, among others.
This event is hosted by the Dartmouth Outing Club.
First published in 1993 and hailed as a classic, Yankee Rock & Ice is now reissued in a new edition with four new chapters covering the 1990s through today to bring the book up to date.