The Granite State is famous for ice-climbing spots like Cathedral Ledge and Cannon Cliff. We explore the appeal of the sport and it's impact on the economy of the North Country. We talk with experienced ice climbers who guide beginners as well as advanced ice climbers and discuss the impact of climate change; they’re seeing a shorter season and less predictable ice.
Air Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
- Michael Wejchart - a guide with Cathedral Mountain Guides and a wilderness first responder, as well as a board member of N.H.'s Mountain Rescue Service. He collaborated with Laura Waterman on the second edition of the classic history of climbing in the Northeastern US: "Yankee Rock & Ice." He lives in North Conway.
- Majka Burhardt - she is a professional climber, part-time guide, author and conservation entrepreneur. As founder and director of Legado, she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems and empower the people who call them home. She lives in Jackson with her husband, (also a climber) Peter Doucette and their twins. Majka is an AMGA Certified Ice and Rock Guide and a two-term member of the AMGA Board.
NHPR's podcast Outside/In profiled Laura Waterman, author of "Yankee Rock & Ice."