3rd Annual Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop

By Brian Irwin | November 13, 2013

On November 9, more than 150 skiers and snow enthusiasts converged on North Conway, N.H. for the third edition of the Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop (ESAW). Having doubled enrollment since its inception, the full-day event brought in presentations from some of the most revered avalanche experts in the country.…

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Tuolumne, Yosemite Ntl Park, CA

By Brian Irwin | September 13, 2013

Earlier this month Rob Vandergrift and I headed out to Yosemite for some early autumn climbing and fishing.  We had spectacular weather, save for the apocalyptic Rim fire.  This fire, third largest in the state’s history as of the time of this blog has committed over one-hundred million dollars and…

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Nutopians at Theater in The Wood

By Brian Irwin | March 25, 2013

Saturday night we were dancing and singing with our very talented friends, Rex and Tom.  These guys really inspire.  Their collection of Lennon songs stir the soul.  And for a fresh, take-your-breath-away moment, Maggie’s rendition of Dear Prudence is sure to land her a deal at some point.  See these…

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Forbidden Peak, North Cascades National Park

By Brian Irwin | August 22, 2012

Two weeks ago Jaime Pollitte, Luke Buchirelli and I climbed the west ridge of Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades National Park, WA.  Weather was great and the climbing was superb.  The primary purpose of the trip was to shoot Eastern Mountain Sports’ upcoming line of outerwear and Jaime was…

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Emily and Adam’s wedding

By Brian Irwin | June 18, 2012

This weekend we celebrated Emily Tyler and Adam Robinson’s wedding in Shelburne, NH.  It was a wonderful evening with great music, food and people.  I have the pleasure of working with Emily, and have known her since she began her medical career.  Now, as our office’s nurse, she continues to…

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Long Island and Nassau Fishing

By Brian Irwin | May 17, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Nassau, Bahamas for some off shore trolling for the king of all billfish…marlin.  While we didn’t come up with one of the most prized gamefish in the sea, we had a great time.  Literally a wheelbarrow full of mahi mahi and tuna took the…

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ice season is here

By Brian Irwin | February 2, 2012

Friends Jaime Pollitte,  Jim Frati and I recently climbed and shot the Black Dike on Cannon cliff.  It was a supurb day, as the temps hovered in the thirties and I was able to shoot without gloves the entire time (a rarity on Cannon).  Both these guys climb strong and…

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Jay Peak’s Pump House

By Brian Irwin | December 12, 2011

This weekend we were hosted by Jay to cover their newest addition: The Pump House waterpark, an expansive indoor water oasis of inverted water slides, surfing waves and a deep-water, ropeless climbing wall.  This model of park was popularized in the Wisconsin Dells and is the newest trend in the…

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By Brian Irwin | October 25, 2011

In 2007 Eric Siefer and I travelled to Alaska to attempt a route on Mount McKinley.  It was an important trip for me on many fronts and I’ve written up the trip for Off Piste magazine.  I appreciate their editorial help and their effort with layout.  Also, under my “magazine…

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