ADK Winter Mountaineering School
Partial scholarships are available! Click here for more information and to apply! Application deadline is December 15.
Student Handbook and Gear Checklists
The Student Handbook must be read by all students prior to attending the program. It contains critically important information on what gear you need and how to prepare for the program. Download it here:
All students need to download the gear checklist appropriate to the section in which they are registered, and bring a copy with you to the program. Checklists can be download it here:
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Once you've attended Winter Mountaineering School, keep on hiking, climbing, and start leading trips to earn the following Awards:
WMS V - Badge: Ascend one 5,000+ foot (1525m) and four 4,000+ foot (1220m) Adirondack peaks in winter.
WMS X - Badge: Ascend two 5,000+ foot (1525m) and eight 4,000 foot (1220m) Northeastern US peaks in winter.
WMS Winter Leadership Award: Designed to test mountaineers and give back to the WMS community. See Details....