Jon Tierney

Stranded on a Cliff

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A few weeks ago three young boys went out on a day hike to Black Cap Mountain. Initially they followed a trail but near the top they lost track of the trail. They chose to go down the east side of the mountain. Soon the terrain became steeper and more icy. They had a throw […]

Jon Tierney

Climbing and Risk

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In my first post I detailed about why I climb. Every climber has a different answer to that question but I suspect a thirst for adventure and curiosity toward the unknown are key parts of anyone’s answer. But for those who haven’t climbed there is always the question of risk  which I will address here. […]

Jon Tierney

Hello Readers. Why I Climb?

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I have been pondering what my first BDN “Rock Talk” blog post should be about for a few days and thought a good start might be to answer the ever present question of “why do I climb?” I suppose I could cop out and use the age-old phrase from George Mallory of “because it’s there” […]

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From Utah to Maine

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Maryland, Wyoming, Red Rocks,  Salt Lake City, back to Maine. Been a busy month for us at Acadia Mountain Guides. PCIA courses and exams in Maryland, Wyoming and next week in Salt Lake City. The upcoming training in Salt Lake is part of the national AORE (Association for Outdoor Education and Recreation) Conference. We will […]

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A Little Adventure Climbing

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It's been such a busy late summer that we really have not had time to post. Just finished teaching a PCIA Climbing Wall Instructor Course for Princeton University this past week.  Always a great group of students there and this year we didn't get washed out by a hurricane.  It's so great to see schools […]