Into Boned Stares

An Account of the 1992-1993 Mt. Bigelow, Maine expedition by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent. Haunting memories show themselves on the faces of HAE as the drive up to Mt. Bigelow ends at the AT parking lot. But after three consecutive years of rain the group is desperate for snow. Still above normal temperatures […]

Too Much Time On Our Hands

A Personal account of the 1991-1992 Mt. Moosilauke, New Hampshire expediition by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent. Nobody was hoping for a repeat of last year and that was exactly what was served up by NH. Sitting around comfortably, i.e that means at home before that expedition, the group discussed the prospects for adventure. […]

Bigtop Debut

  1990-1991 North Twin Mountain, New Hampshire by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent     Windshield wipers are on high as two cars with four hikers make their way north. At a pizza joint deep within the White Mountains the crew laments about the conditions over the brew, but as usual with New England weather the […]

Into Big Maine

A Personal Account of the Half Ass Bigelow Mountain Expedition by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent 1988-1989 Mt. Bigelow, Maine Bigelow Range Tradition says to leave trash on the mountain, like a 57 Buick rusting out in front of the trailer. After the most difficult climbing that HAE has ever faced, there is a […]

Three Stooges on Cabot

1987-1988 Mt. Cabot, New Hampshire by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent              At 4080 ft., Mt. Cabot is the most northern big peak in New Hampshire and is part of the White Mountain National Forest. Tucked up in the northern half of the state, it’s left flank drops down to the Connecticut River while […]

The Dawn Of A New Age

An account of the 1986-1987 North Pond, Vermont by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent.      Remembering last years total rainout on the slopes of Bromley Mountain, Vincentoli does not favor of returning to Vermont during pre-trip arguments. But Novasch insists. Back in October, Timur and Marcus went to North Pond as the leaves were blasting […]

Wet Spaghetti Washout

1985-1986 Ice Storm Expedition on Bromley Mountain, Vermont by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent.      Driving up with Vincentoli’s brown bomb windshield wipers on high, Timur and Vincentoli are about to be rained on real bad. The trip had ended up in Vermont because of a classic piece of Novaschian logic. “Since the pain in […]

On Gordon Pond

An Account of the February 1985, Gordon Pond, New Hampshire Expedition by Timur Novasch, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent. Marcus and Timur met during their employment as pressmen at The Middlesex News. The two hit it off right at the start and they would team up for many backpacking adventures, including an epic hike of the Appalachian […]

Hand To Hand Survival

The New Hampshire Expeditions of the Early 80s as recounted by Vincentoli Blanteev, your cybah-spaced mountain correspondent. It’s the early eighties, and time for some real survival camping. Elementary style. Like an old school skateboard gathering dust in the cellar, it’s fat wheels unfamiliar to modern skaters and weather beaten battle scars left out in […]