Mountain Leadership School: Advanced Mountain Leadership

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:30AM - Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00PM


Highland Center,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)


Advanced Mountain Leadership School Designed for MLS graduates and experienced outdoor leaders, the Advanced format focuses on the skills not covered in traditional MLS. This five day, White Mountain-based backpacking program launches into the back country on day one. The Advanced program includes: •Trip planning for more complex trips •Above tree line navigation and travel •Conflict resolution •Critical decision-making This program format provides varying overnight accommodations-including established campsites, primitive campsites, and an AMC High Mountain Hut-which requires the students to remain flexible and on their toes. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to read additional materials and prepare both lesson plans and proposed trip plans in advance of the start date. This challenging and fun program accepts a limited number of students each year, and requires advanced approval to enroll. Scholarships for active chapter leaders are available! Please contact for an application.

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $444 member / $494 non-member
*The cost of MLS includes instruction, materials, meals and lodging, excluding trail lunches. Participants are responsible for their own lunches and snacks on the trail, Wednesday through Sunday. Participants may select the following payment option: $99 down, with the remainder due two months prior to the program start. If you would like your card charged accordingly you may select this payment option by detailing your preference in the comments box of the web registration form.

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Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

You will Lead


Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch




Adults (18+)


Renee started hiking and joined the AMC in 2010. In 2011 she became a hike leader for the Worcester Chapter and attended the backpacking workshop the following year. She completed her 4,000 footers in 2012. In 2013 she attended MLS and she began instructing at MLS in 2014.


Rich has been hiking and climbing in the mountains and hills for over 40 years. In addition to climbing the New Hampshire 4000 foot summits he has done many of the Adirondack peaks. Other warm weather climbs include mountains in Colorado, the Tetons, Sierras and an unguided climb of Mt. Rainier. In the summer of 2011 he co-led a group of Boy Scouts on a 10 day, 100-mile backpack trip in New Mexico. As part of his bug-avoidance strategy, Rich has developed a love of the mountains