International Mountain Equipment (IME) in Conway, New Hampshire, is home to one of the greatest basements in all of New England, a large consignment section of cheap outdoor equipment and apparel. The entire shop, which has three levels total, is owned by Rick Wilcox, an extremely experienced mountaineer, who, among many other accomplishments, reached Everest’s summit in 1991 at the age of 43. He was the 200th person to stand on the top of the world. Wilcox reminisces about the adventure in the Conway Daily Sun here, and as you’ll see, he’s a little bitter about all the technology that is available to climbers today.
Whether or not you read the interview, make sure if you stop by IME if you’re in the Whites this summer/fall/winter/spring.