The "Classic Adirondack Climbs" project looks at Adirondack climbing in a new way by focusing on a carefully curated selection of exceptional rock, ice and slide climbs. These routes reflect quintessential Adirondack climbing, featuring multi-pitch, traditional routes in extraordinary mountain settings. Published by Vertical Perspectives Photography, this project consists of a large-format, hardcover book of inspirational climbing photographs; a collection of custom-crafted, fine art photographic prints; and a climber's guidebook, in ebook format.
"Classic Adirondack Climbs–Rock, Ice & Slide Climbing Photographs from the East's Largest Wilderness" is a distinctive, hardcover, coffee-table book. The large-format, monographic presentation allows the photographs to emphasize visually enticing aspects of the climbs and to inspire climbers and non-climbers alike. Made specifically for this project over a three year period, most of the photographs employed specialized rigging and equipment, resulting in unique perspectives and a fresh view of Adirondack climbing.
The "Classic Adirondack Climbs Print Collection" consists of twenty custom-crafted, fine art prints. Printed by the photographers, using top quality giclée printers from Canon and Epson, these prints are made using archival inks, papers and mounting materials. Prints from this collection are offered exclusively in numbered, limited editions.
The "Classic Adirondack Climbs–Selected Rock, Ice & Slide Climbs (easy to moderate routes)" guidebook, in e-book format, provides a curated selection of 50 notable climbs (plus nearby alternatives), in both roadside and remote settings. By focusing only on high-quality climbs with broad appeal, this book is a valuable resource for experienced, traditional climbers.
"Classic Adirondack Climbs" is informed by R.L. and Karen Stolz's decades-long passions for guiding and photography. As career mountain guides and founders of Alpine Adventures in Keene, New York, they have guided and photographed in the Adirondacks, and around the world, since 1985. Their extensive knowledge, and intimate recollections of the routes presented, makes them uniquely suited to the task of photographing and writing about these climbs.
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