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The ADK Winter Mountaineering School is non-profit group that has been sponsored for 62 years by the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). The purpose of the program is to promote enjoyable and successful winter mountaineering and camping through a learn-by-doing approach. Our program is held in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.


Past participants have included three season hikers and backpackers looking to expand their skills to include winter hiking, backpacking and mountaineering, as well as more experienced skiers, trip leaders and winter mountaineers who are wishing to refine their skills or are looking for some excitement and adventure. Our friendly, experienced, all-volunteer staff; low student-instructor ratio; and pricing make the ADK Winter Mountaineering School the best value in the Northeast for learning winter skills. We offer day trip, weekend backpacking, and weeklong backpacking options.


Thanks for visiting our site, and we hope to see you in the mountains this winter!


The 2017 program dates have been set! Weekend and week-long sections will run from Thursday, January 26th through Wednesday, February 1st 2017.

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