The Second Annual News Years Hoopla occurred up in Minerva, New York. Normally known for the best white water canoeing and kayaking, in the winter, it can turn into a winter playground for sledding and skiing enthusiasts. These videos capture the action on New Years Day, 2009. Happy New Year!
"John (Case) was an excellent climber, though he knew nothing of piton use or even how to rappel. John and I thought we could make that top barrier on Wallface ... the route became pretty exposed and perhaps my fears persuaded John to back down about 50 vertical feet from the top." -- Jim Goodwin