Skills Workshops

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The Winter 46 High Peaks Workshop

October 2

Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about hiking the 46 High Peaks in New York State.  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

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Map & Compass Fundamentals

October 3
October 23

Ever wondered how to find your way in the woods? Do you feel comfortable navigating on your own? If not, this is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills.  We offer an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, identification of terrain features, compass use, and triangulation.  You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!

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

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Outdoor Leadership 101

October 16

Ever wondered what makes some people such great outdoor leaders? Wanted to lead your own trip but feel a little intimidated by being called “leader”? This experiential course includes an introduction to leadership styles, managing group dynamics, decision making, trip planning and execution, and teaching methods. Whether new or experienced, this course can help you polish your leadership skills.

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

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Wilderness First Aid:

October 30-31 – no lodging package available
December 4-5

This is an intensive two-day workshop that will teach students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help and dialing 911 is not an option.  Learn the essential principles and practice the skills required to manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.  Successful participants will become certified in Wilderness Medical Associates’ Wilderness First Aid and Healthcare Provider-level CPR.

Cost: $275, or $400 with meals and lodging for 2 nights

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Wilderness First Responder Recertification

November 12-14 – no lodging package available

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

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5- Day Wilderness First Responder

December 8-12

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. (Lodging package sold out)

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ADK’s Winter Mountaineering School*

January 27–30        -OR-
January 27–February 2

For over 60 years ADK Members have ventured out into snowy High Peaks region with our experienced, all-volunteer Winter School staff to expand their winter recreation skills.

Join us on January 27th – 30th, 2022 for the Winter Mountaineering School Day Hike Course, Backpacking Course, or the Johns Brook Lodge Advanced Day Hike Course**.

Or, join us from January 27th – February 2nd for the week-long Winter Mountaineering School Day Hike and Backpacking “Combo” Course.

Cost: Variable from $400-$500, includes some combination of meals and lodging based on your course selection.

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*All participants must be ADK Members and must submit proof of a complete vaccination against COVID-19 during registration.
**Participants in the Advanced Day Hike Course require prior successful completion of any other Winter School course (Day Hike, Backpacking, or “Combo”).


To be placed on a waitlist, please call 518-523-3441, ext. 1

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.


The Winter Survival 101 Online Workshop

October 17

Join us from the comforts of your own home as we cover the essential winter survival skills: backcountry preparedness, snowshoeing basics, an introduction to map & compass navigation, 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: $30 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction

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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