Ice climbing gives us regular, feet-on-the-ground humans an opportunity to scale rock faces like gravity-shirking super heroes. Put some crampons on our boots, a couple of axes in our mitts, and we can do anything! Well, okay, we might not be all that graceful or great at it to start, but we can at least put in a pretty good showing, even if we've never climbed much of anything before.
Back40 rounds up a range of guided outdoor adventures - for novices and more experienced folks - offered by guides from around Maine, as well as New Hampshire and Vermont.
Learning to ice climb is an exciting prospect. Intimidating, too. But even a first-timer can be taught to swing those axes like a boss during a climb with Acadia Mountain Guides.