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Complete a winter climb with confidence!  Learn about the specific tips and tricks necessary to help you safely and comfortably tackle the breath-taking Adirondack High Peaks this winter. You'll learn about what clothing and equipment to use or purchase, how to pack it all efficiently and strategically, and the planning behind the adventure. Experience the extreme sport of winter hiking while being smart and safe. 


This will be a two session class held on a Saturday in December and in January. Each  session is three hours.

  • Session One: Saturday, 12/9/17, 11:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Session Two:  Saturday, 1/6/18, 11:00 am -2:00 pm
  • Where: Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company (2839 Rt. 28, Old Forge, NY 13420315-369-6672, ext. 3)
  • Cost: $60.00, which will include 20% off all purchases day of classes.
  • Class size: limited to 12

Any questions: Call Wendy Sanders at 315-292-3632 or email her at

About the Instructor:

Wendy Sanders has been hiking and climbing in the Adirondacks for over 50 years.  Her interest in outdoor adventure began in a high school ecology class, and continued through college as she received a BA from Hampshire College in Outdoor Education.  For the next 15 years she lead summer trips for numerous outdoor programs and eventually ended up in the classroom teaching high school biology.  She couldn’t stay away from leading trips, so she started a Science Club/Outdoor Adventure Program for her students and offered them trips throughout her 30 years of teaching.

She has accumulated a significant amount of experience climbing in the winter (presently completing her 4th round; 3rd in the winter; of the 46 high peaks).  All of her years of experience have allowed her to settle on what she thinks are the best clothing and equipment choices for the conditions found in the high peaks.  She believes that if people were confident that they were properly prepared and equipped, they would be more likely to venture out in the winter wilderness. 


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