AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Thursday, December 7, 2017


29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,


Registration is required for this activity.


Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 26-28th, 2018. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and Thursday December 7th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $60 member / $90 non-member
*Five nights of instruction, winter hiking manual, and access to WHP instructional hikes (additional fees may apply for certain trips)

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Cardigan Mountain


Instruction (Skills)

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Adults (18+)



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KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.