Northern Presidential Winter Traverse Trip

Date and Time

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020


North Conway, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


A two-day, one-night traverse of the northern Presidential range in the White Mountains. PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE COMPLETED CT AMC INTRO MOUNTAINEERING CLASS (or equivalent) AND HAVE PREVIOUSLY CLIMBED AT AN OUTDOOR CT AMC EVENT AND DEMONSTRATED PROPER BELAYING TECHNIQUE. Participants should be prepared for challenging alpine climbing and cold weather camping experience - an all-out winter mountaineering experience. The northern presidential traverse is over 12 miles long and crests 4 major peaks over 4,000ft and several sub-peaks. The majority of the climb is above tree line, exposing participants to snow, sleet, and of course the White Mountains' notorious winds. You can expect long days in high winds, white outs, below zero temperatures, and precipitation of all kinds. Participants must be experienced with crampon techniques, self-arrest, and be in terrific physical condition. Day 1 will be Appalachia trailhead to Mts. Madison and Adams to overnight in Edmands Col. Day 2 is Edmands Col over Mts. Jefferson and Washington to Pinkham Notch. Solid winter hiking/snowshoeing experience is required along with solid back-country camping skills. Participants are required to provide their own gear (including double mountaineering boots, full crampons, and single sleeping bag or two bag system rated to -10 degrees F or below). Mandatory gear check meeting Friday evening at the Yankee Clipper. The AMC has a discounted rate at the Yankee Clipper Inn. Group Size: Minimum = 2; Maximum = 6.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: / $100 non-member

Related Link(s):

Yankee Clipper Inn

Click map for driving directions



Offered By







Adults (18+)


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He is celebrating his 50th anniversary of climbing Mt Washington. For the past 14 years he has been climbing and camping in the White Mountains in winter. He specializes in multi day winter traverses with an emphasis on sustainable travel. He is always experimenting with clothing options and techniques and building new gear to find better ways to travel in cold weather. He has been a leader or co-leader on every Intro to Mountaineering trip since 2006.


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Co-chair of the CT AMC Climbing/Mountaineering Committee