First Ascent in Kyrgyzstan

Founder and Senior Gear Alchemist Ryan Stolp went with his old college housemates and members of VICE  to Kyrgyzstan this July and put up several first ascents in the largely unexplored Djangart Region of the Tien Shen mountain range. Peak 5318 had been in the sights of several other international teams but was finally summited by Ryan and his team. YOU must have made an impression, because they named it “After You”. Learn more about the members and mission of the Vertical Ice Climbing Enthusiasts (VICE) here.

Additional stories and content from the trip can be found right here on the Deep South Mountaineering website.

Djangart Unchained: Climbing Pik 5318

Feature Presentation

music  by Supatight    |   SugarTitsCrazy, Sir Nigel    |   band website



The annual ice climbing festival of Franconia Notch, NH. Dedicated to getting first time climbers introduced to the sport in a friendly, supportive environment. Gear raffles, guest speakers, contests, ice and dancing! Put on by the Vertical Ice Climbing Enthusiasts (VICE). Learn more about the people and mission of VICE here.

music  |   Climb by Trumystic


Rangers of the Linville Gorge

A day in the life of a Southern Appalachian Wilderness Steward ranger (and founders of Deep South Mountaineering!). Learn more SAWS and the Wilderness Society.


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