Nick Yardley showing how he gets it done with help from Doritos & B&J ice cream.

Nick arrived in the States from his home land of England in 86, with two back packs and $500 in his pocket. He’s been chasing the American dream with ice axes in hand ever since. From 86 to 95 Nick worked as the head guide and part owner of IMCS and vaguely remembers running the very first ever Mount Washington Valley Ice Fest. He used to think that climbing on Ben Nevis was a cold and miserable until he experienced his first New England winter and realized what cold and suffering really was – and yes he loves it! He learned to quickly to consume B&J ice cream and Doritos in the winter months to build up the much need insulation required for climbing around New England in the winter. Both food items he feels will go down in the history books as two of the finest additions America has made to the world community.

While Nick has been fortunate enough to climb and guide around the world including Alaska, Nepal, Peru and the Alps, he still feels that New England has some of the best rock and ice climbing to be found any where on the planet. Today he is an AMGA certified rock guide and still greatly enjoys whacking ice and takes great pleasure in helping others develop an uncontrollable addiction to this very strange sport.

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