WHP: Above Treeline Workshop (Level 4)

Date and Time

Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Sunday, March 13, 2022


White Mountains, New Hampshire,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.


This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at or follow the link below. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to learn the basics of winter above treeline hiking. The emphasis of the course will be on individual and group hiking techniques, safety, clothing, and the proper use of crampons and ice axes. We'll spend the first day of the workshop developing and practicing the skills we'll need for the second day during which we'll attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the winter Lion Head route. The workshop uses the slopes of Mt. Washington as a training area with Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch as our base. Join us for an unforgettable experience above treeline in the White Mountains! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.


Adult: $110 member / $140 non-member
*The fee covers lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch for Sat night, Sat dinner and Sun breakfast. After all reservations at Joe Dodge Lodge have been filled, there may be additional slots for participants wishing to stay at their own accommodation. Please contact leaders for further details.

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Mt Washington



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Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


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Keith is an experienced 4-Season Leader who has made over 600 ascents of New Hampshire 4000 footers including over 100 in winter.


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Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.


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