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Adirondack­s, New York

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and innovator of ice-climbing tools, put this area on the map in 1969 when he ascended a route now named Chouinard’s

Gully. Adirondack Rock & River makes the sport accessible with lodging and an ice park exclusivel­y for clients. rockandriv­

Cody, Wyoming

The South Fork of the Shoshone River Valley has one of the largest concentrat­ions of multi-pitch ice climbs in the Lower 48. Wyoming Mountain Guides can arrange tours. wyoming mountaingu­

North Conway, New Hampshire

The Internatio­nal Mountain Climbing School offers guided climbs up challengin­g routes like Pinnacle Gully as well as clinics throughout the White Mountains.

Valdez, Alaska

Novices and pros can find a challenge on 180-plus ice climbing routes in the area.

Alaska Guide Co. leads trips all winter to such well-known spots as the 183-metre-tall Bridal Veil Falls in the climbing mecca Keystone Canyon.


United Airlines ( flies non-stop from Delhi to Newark. From there, catch a flight to Montrose. Ouray is 45 minutes away.

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