Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

 "Fred Astaire"  Climber: Ari Novak

"Fred Astaire"

Climber: Ari Novak

 Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

 North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.

North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.

 Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.

Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.

 An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

 Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.

Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.

 Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of Grand Island.

Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of Grand Island.

 James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

 Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

 Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.

Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.

 Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

 Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

 Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

 Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

 The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.

The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.

 "Singing in the Rain"  Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

"Singing in the Rain"

Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

 Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.

Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.

 Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

 Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.

Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.

 Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.

Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.

 Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

 Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.
 "Fred Astaire"  Climber: Ari Novak
 Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.
 North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.
 Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.
 An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.
 Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.
 Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of Grand Island.
 James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.
 Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.
 Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.
 Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.
 Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.
 Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.
 Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.
 The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.
 "Singing in the Rain"  Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore
 Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.
 Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
 Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.
 Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.
 Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

Angela VanWiemeersch climbs HMR over open water on Lake Superior.

"Fred Astaire"

Climber: Ari Novak

Adam Dailey ascends 'HMR', just around the corner from Grand Portal Point, at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan.

North Face Athlete and Michigan-born climber Sam Elias ascends a sketchy lead on "Fallen Feather," on the frozen shore of Lake Superior.

Jon Jugenheimer getting the warmth back in his hands after several hours in sub-zero winds along the lakeshore.

An ice climber rappels down Dairyland over the open water of Lake Superior.

Adam Dailey gears up while Jon Jugenheimer eyes their next route.

Adam Dailey leading up one of many vertical blue pillars along the west shore of Grand Island.

James Loveridge crushing a cold lead climb on Dairyland, an ice climb along Lake Superior.

Jon Jugenheimer coils his icy rope on shelf ice along Grand Island.

Local Ice Climbing Guide Nic Dobbs getting on some ice boulders on Mosquito Beach.

Sunset on the Mosquito Beach ice boulders.

Cold winds and hot breath can form ice in unexpected places.

Ben Erdmann following on Twin Towers, with snow covered pancake ice below him.

Adam Dailey makes his way up the western shore climbs of Grand Island.

The classic UP ice pillar, The Dryer Hose.

"Singing in the Rain"

Climbers: Angela VanWiemeersch, Ari Novak, Alec Berghoef, Colten Moore

Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer at the foot of an aesthetic climb on Grand Island.

Adam Dailey and Jon Jugenheimer take a rest at Chapel Beach after skiing several miles through the woods of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Adam Dailey nears the top of HMR, a 60 meter ice climb along Lake Superior.

Joe Priebe has his pick of routes on the immense surface of Giddy Up.

Blue ice formations span nearly half of a mile along the western shore of Grand Island.

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