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Outdoor Skills for Beginners: Pinkham Notch

Date and Time

Friday, January 10, 2020 6:00PM - Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:00PM

Location

AMC Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




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

Overview

AMC's "Beginner" programs are designed to provide basic skills and knowledge to have a successful and enjoyable outdoor experience. Time is spent in the classroom and in the field putting your newly obtained skills to work. This program is designed for 3 season hikers interested in getting out in winter and gaining skills to be comfortable in the winter environment. Program Highlights: •Participants will learn how to prepare for winter hikes •Route planning (terrain considerations, weather considerations, timing) •What to carry (10 essentials plus winter considerations and tips for staying warm) •What to wear (appropriate clothing, layering) •Types of gear (snowshoes, traction, poles) •Hypothermia and Frostbite prevention •Participants will learn basic use of snowshoes, poles, and traction •Participants will learn basic map reading and compass use •Participants will learn about snow shelters •Participants will learn basic winter ecology and wildlife tracking along the way during hikes

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $229 member / $331 non-member
*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights; All meals from dinner on the first night to lunch on the last day; Free use of equipment from the demo center; Instruction by AMC Outdoor Guides

Past participants say...

"It was great to open up the winter season" -Participant, January 2019 "Excellent introductory program" - Participant, January 2019 "Now I feel really reassured that I can/should go hiking in Winter" -Participant, January 2019

Click map for driving directions
snowshoe

Activities

Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Specialty Skills

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact



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


Contact


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.