Climber Self-Rescue I – January 24th

Ascent New Brunswick is pleased to announce more upcoming skills development courses. This time the focus is on self-rescue techniques for climbing! Climber Self-Rescue Level I will be offered January 24th, and Level II will be offered in the spring of 2016. Some equipment and prerequisite experience is required, but you definitely don’t need to be an […]

Avalanche Safety Training – January 9th-10th

Do you spend time in the mountains? Snow mobiling, ice climbing, back country skiing and snowboarding, snow showing, or even alpine crazy-carpeting?  If the answer is yes then you should give yourself all the tools and skills to stay safe while having fun. Ski Chic Chocs is coming to Fredericton to give their introductory avalanche safety training […]

Recap of 3rd AGM

Ascent NB recently celebrated its 2nd birthday by holding the 3rd Annual General Meeting! The morning started a little chilly but the sun was strong and so was the showing. The event was attended by climbers from across the province, and a number of important issues and updates discussed before the call of the cliffs overwhelmed us and the meeting […]

More support for the Rescue Team

The Rescue Team is riding a wave of support from the community with recent gear donations from UNB Rock and Ice and from Black Diamond. On top of this comes more good news! The Radical Edge and Black Diamond have committed further support through special pricing deals for Rescue Team gear. Black Diamond has also pledged some gear […]

Reminder – 3rd Annual General Meeting – 10am Saturday, September 26th

The snow hasn’t hit us yet thankfully, but the chill in the air means winter is coming and that another year has passed. Don’t forget that this Saturday is Ascent NB’s 3rd Annual General Meeting!  Once again we’ll be convening at the end of Cochrane Lane, in Welsford, at 10am. We have plenty to discuss again […]

Black Diamond Gear Donation

Hot on the heels of the UNB Rock and Ice donation of a key piece of rescue equipment, Ascent New Brunswick has received a second substantial donation.  This time from the renowned climbing gear company, Black Diamond! As you may recall, Ascent New Brunswick committed to organizing a high-angle rescue team as part of its land use agreement with Base Gagetown. Part of the plan for […]

UNB Rock and Ice Gear Donation

As you may recall, Ascent New Brunswick is organizing a high-angle rescue team as part of its commitments for the land use agreement with Base Gagetown. To be effective, the team has requirements for gear as well as people, and the cost of the gear was going to be a big challenge for Ascent. Thankfully, Ascent New Brunswick truly has […]

Thank you Precision Pilates!

We would like to recognize Fredericton’s own Precision Pilates for their continued support of Ascent New Brunswick via a second annual generous cash donation to Ascent New Brunswick. Cara Hazelton, founder and owner of Precision Pilates, has known the New Brunswick climbing world for well over a decade and recognizes the value in preserving access to our […]

3rd Annual General Meeting – 10am Saturday, September 26th

It’s that time of year again! Please join us for Ascent NB’s third AGM at 10am Saturday, September 26th, once again at the end of Cochrane Lane. We have a full agenda again this year. We will be holding elections for all six positions of the executive, and have a lot of news and progress to report; and of course we […]