Skills Workshops

NOTICE: As ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) continues to monitor the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ADK has developed the following risk management protocols for in-person programs which include our day hike and trailless backpacking series.  Following the guidance of New York State and the Center for Disease Control, these protocols will be initiated upon entering phase four of the State reopening process. The risk of contracting COVID-19 during an ADK program cannot be eliminated, but we have identified mitigation strategies to reduce that risk in a pre-vaccine environment. With those strategies in place, we believe the risk can be managed appropriately.


Backcountry Snowshoeing for Beginners

January 17
February 5

Snowshoes provide the opportunity to explore the serenity of the winter world.  We’ll spend a full day snowshoeing around the beautiful Heart Lake Program Center.  Our focus will be on learning about safe winter travel and some basic techniques that will make snowshoeing easier and more fun for you.  We’ll also discuss the rich natural history of the region, animal tracking, and winter ecology.  This program is suited for adults and children 12 and older.

Cost: $50 adults (members receive 10% discount); $20 kids 12-15 y/o.  Includes instruction and snowshoes.

REGISTER NOW (January 17)

REGISTER NOW (February 5)


Advanced Map & Compass Winter Bushwhack

February 7
March 11

Bushwhacking through a wintery landscape can be a challenging, but rewarding journey.  For individuals with Map & Compass familiarity and snowshoe experience, this course is designed to put your skills into practice.  Novices are encouraged to complete ADK’s fundamental courses beforehand.  Prepared bushwhackers will put their navigational skills to the test in the McKenzie Mt. Wilderness, following derived bearings off-trail with an ADK guide in the snow.

Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials.

REGISTER NOW (February 7)

REGISTER NOW (March 11)


Winter Survival 101

January 9
January 16

Join us at the Heart Lake Program Center as we cover the essential winter survival skills: backcountry preparedness, snowshoeing basics, shelter-building, avalanche awareness, fire-building, and water procurement.  We’ll also cover cold-weather injuries & illnesses, Leave No Trace backcountry skills & ethics for winter, and more!

Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of equipment.

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Leave No Trace Winter Awareness Workshop

March 20

Awareness Workshops are a vital component of the nationwide Leave No Trace program. Any person interested in learning more about the seven principles of Leave No Trace is encouraged to spend the morning with an outdoor educator at our heated Education Yurt Village.  Learn how you can maximize your enjoyment of the natural world while protecting it at the same time.

Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of group gear.

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WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER RECERTIFICATION

NOVEMBER 13-15

The Wilderness First Responder Recertification is open to graduates of any wilderness-based first responder training course that was at least 64 hours long and completed within 3 years of the proposed recertification option.  Successful graduates of this course will recertify their Wilderness First Responder with Wilderness Medical Associates’, and they will also renew their Basic Life Support/Healthcare Provider-level CPR.
Cost: $375, or $565 with meals and lodging for 3 nights.
SOLD OUT – please call 518-523-3441, ext. 1 to be put on the waitlist

5-DAY WILDERNESS FIRST RESPONDER COURSE W/ WILDERNESS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

DECEMBER 9-13

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the definitive course in medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. The format requires 25 hours of pre-course preparation combined with 45 hours of on-site training. Students must register at least two weeks before the course date and must complete all pre-course work prior to arrival.
Cost: $625, or $940 with meals and lodging for 5 nights.
SOLD OUT – please call 518-523-3441, ext. 1 to be put on the waitlist

For more information or if you have questions about our programs, contact:

Mary Glynn, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
mary@adk.org
518-523-3480, ext. 111

These programs are available from the comfort of your own residence via Zoom, a video conferencing platform.  Private Zoom invitations will be sent out to registered participants a few days in advance of each course.

Winter Hiking 101 Online Workshop

December 19
January 6
February 6

Hiking in the wintertime is a wonderful way to experience the outdoors.  If you’re just getting started with cold-weather adventures, this primer course will cover the basics: where to go, what to bring, and how to do it!  Get all your questions answered as an ADK guide explains how to be successful during your snowy pursuits.

Cost: $30 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction

REGISTER NOW (December 19)

REGISTER NOW (January 6)

REGISTER NOW (February 6)


The Winter 46 High Peaks Online Workshop

December 20
January 5

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about hiking the 46 High Peaks in New York State during the winter months.  Spend the day with an experienced hiking guide going over how to be prepared for your adventure and get all of your questions answered.

Cost: $50 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction

REGISTER NOW (December 20)

REGISTER NOW (January 5)


Leave No Trace Online Awareness Workshop

March 21

Join us from the comforts of your own home for a virtual Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop.  This course will help you maximize your enjoyment of the natural world while protecting it at the same time.  Join ADK’s Educational Staff via Zoom for a robust presentation of the Leave No Trace seven principles and a discussion of outdoor ethics.

Cost: $30 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.

REGISTER NOW


For more information or if you have questions about our programs, contact:

Mary Glynn, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
mary@adk.org
518-523-3480, ext. 111