Alden Pellett is an Ambassador for Mammut and Julbo, and is a part of the product development team for CAMP Technical Adventure Equipment, He has been ice climbing for over 25 years, climbing expert-level routes in the U.S., Newfoundland, Canadian Rockies, French Alps, and Quebec.
He has a love for adventure and is not afraid of running it out with a pair of ice tools on the sharp end – known for bold first ascents around the Northeast using a traditional on-sight ground-up ethic on lines such as the unrepeated “Pipe Dreams”, WI6R/X,M5, at Lake Willoughby, Vt. and “Canary”, WI5+X, at North Bald Cap in N.H.
Jeff Lowe and Guy Lacelle continue to be inspirations to Pellett as he applies his strong style to thousands of free-solo ascents of ice routes including difficult climbs around the country such as “Bridal Veil Falls” WI5+, “Called on Account of Rains”, WI5+, “Mindbender”,WI5+, “Power Play Direct”, WI5, and many more.
He can often be found running around his home stomping grounds of Lake Willoughby and Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont, and loves running into fellow ice climbers as excited about the sport as he is.
Check out a couple of his recent articles on NEIce.com: