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AMC NH Winter Hiking Series

Date and Time

Friday, November 11, 2022 - Saturday, January 14, 2023

Location

New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

For over 20 years the New Hampshire Chapter has offered the Winter Hiking Series (WHS) and is pleased to do so again in 2022. The goal of this series is to provide you with the knowledge and training to safely hike the larger mountains of the Northeast during the winter months. The focus of this series is on winter day hikes in the mountains of the Northeast, especially those in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It is NOT a winter backpacking workshop, although much of the gear necessities are the same or similar. The WHS begins with a weekend in early November and then a series of hikes ending in January. During that time participants will gain experience, confidence, and knowledge concerning aspects of appropriate gear, clothing, nutrition, and dynamics for winter hiking. This course is one of those life-changing opportunities. It provides you the training and experience to successfully and safely hike in Winter. Along the way you'll pick up hundreds of tips and techniques garnered from thousands of hikes in New Hampshire and around the world. The course is $340 for AMC members and $360 for non members. This includes two nights lodging at Highland Center, two dinners, two breakfasts, and one lunch as well as a book and other training materials. We will teach you the basics of safe winter travel and give you informed choices for winter gear. This program includes lectures on hiking gear, footwear (boots, crampons, & snowshoes), equipment, heat management, energy management, emergency preparedness, group safety, weather, and winter conditions. The opening weekend at Highland Center opens on Friday evening November 11th after a group dinner and includes a Saturday session with lectures and discussions as we show you the necessary equipment for later in the course. Sunday, we will have our first hike, rain, snow, or shine. Due to Covid-19, special protocols will be in place. You must provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the workshop and each subsequent hike. Without this proof you will not be able to attend the workshop or participate in the hikes. A refund will be issued to anyone who tests positive or shows Covid-19 symptoms within 72 hours of the opening weekend. You must be able to demonstrate recent three season 4000 footer hiking experience (Spring, Summer and Fall) when completing the application. This is NOT for those who may be new to hiking or new to 4000 footers. Registration will begin on July 15, 2022. Class size will be limited to 27 individuals, so please complete the application early. You will be contacted by phone after we receive

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.

Cost*

Adult: $340 member / $360 non-member
*Two nights lodging at Highland Center in a shared bunk room, two dinners, two breakfasts, and one lunch as well as a book and other training materials.

Past participants say...

The opening weekend is November 11 - 13, 2022. The four subsequent hikes are scheduled for December 3, December 17, January 7 and January 14.

Related Link(s):

See AMC NH Website for more info.

Click map for driving directions
Approaching Lafayette

Activities

Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing

Offered By

New Hampshire

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Difficult

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Larry has completed the 67 New England 4,000 footers in three seasons and the 48 NH 4,000 footers in the Winter including all of them in one winter season. Larry is an active hiker who has completed the Grid in 2018 and is always working on other lists. Larry enjoys teaching others and is the Director of the NH Winter Hiking Series and instructs at the AMC NH Winter and Spring Workshops.

Leader




I lead trips in all 4 seasons including overnight backpacking and hut trips. I'm also involved in teaching workshops for the NH Chapter.