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PROGRAMS

 

In our Winter Hiking and Beginner Mountaineering courses, you'll learn snowshoeing, ice ax & crampon skills, self-arrest, map-and-compass, trip planning and more. This year's mountaineering classes include day hikes and backpacking trips in the Adirondack Mountains of NY as well as NH's White Mountains.

 

STUDENT CENTER

 

  • Winter Mountaineering Handbook

  • Winter Day Hike Gear List

  • Winter Backpacking Gear List

  • Winter Hiking Awards and Patches

  • Links to Mountaineering and Trip Planning Resources

FAQs

What are the best winter hiking and mountaineering boots? What snowshoes are best for climbing? What is a vapor barrier liner? Find answers to some common gear questions and questions about our winter mountaineering courses here.

 

WELCOME TO THE ADK WINTER MOUNTAINEERING SCHOOL

OVER 60 YEARS OF SNOW AND ICE

Registration is now open for 2020 programs!

Scholarships are available - apply here

 
 
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