You never know who is going to crawl out of the woodwork and want to take a trip down memory lane. On Friday, February 8th, Drennan Hicks (’11) and Ryan Magee (’11) got together with assistant director Eben Widlund to go ice climbing in Smugglers Notch. Despite hard blowing snow the three made their way to Hidden Gully. After deciding the avalanche conditions were too risky for the route, they sought out a more pleasant location, and found no wind but plenty of ice at Jefferson Slide. Ryan Magee led both pitches, finding thick, soft ice all the way. A short walk through the woods brought them to ENT gully and another quick 2 pitches of fantastic climbing. A quick rappel and walk back down the road gave them the opportunity to enjoy fresh snow skiing down the road and back to the cars.
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