Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:30AM - Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00PM
U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)
Mountain Leadership School is the AMC's most comprehensive outdoor leadership development program. Individuals take advantage of MLS to learn to safely and confidently enjoy their wilderness experience with minimal impact on the backcountry. The course is applicable to those who hike solo, with friends, or intend to lead groups. Originally conceived to teach personal outdoor leadership in the face of recurring demands for mountain rescue services placed on the National Forestry Service, MLS is now in its 60th year!
What sets MLS apart is its learn by doing method of instruction that will have you actively using your news skills as you acquire them. Experience has shown that is this provides an optimal learning environment. MLS offers multiple levels of instruction so whether you are relatively new to or highly experienced in the outdoors MLS has an offering that is right for you.
AMC's five-day Mountain Leadership School is staffed by highly experienced AMC volunteer instructors with vast backcountry experience who keep the curriculum applicable to today's leadership challenges. MLS curriculum includes:
•Emergency scene management
•Group dynamics & group management
•Low-impact travel (Leave No Trace)
The MLS for Backpack Leaders program begins with an initial interactive front-country trip preparation day followed by a group dinner and accommodation the first evening at the AMC Highland Center. The following morning commences a four-day backpacking adventure in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The backpacking format offers a wilderness setting to learn about and practice personal and group leadership as well as backcountry camping in a remote environment. Students should arrive to the backpacking program equipped with the items in the recommended gear list they will be provided. The curriculum will focus on the interpersonal and technical skills needed to lead a group in the backcountry.
**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, Thursday through Sunday. Do you lead trips on behalf of an AMC chapter or camp? You may be eligible for a scholarship! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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.
AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.