The Adirondack Mountains are known for rugged terrain and extreme conditions.  Whether your goal is to tackle a 46er or prepare for bigger mountains like Rainier or Alpamayo our professional guides will teach you everything from basic mountain skills to glacier travel and crevasse rescue.

All courses include professional guided instruction, equipment rentals, and scenic views! A required (basic) equipment list is available and may be printed from our web site. Conditions may be variable due to weather and visitor popularity; safety is our paramount priority. All guides hold NYS licenses and have wilderness EMS training.

Cost for all winter mountaineering instruction:

$300.00 per day for 1 or 2 climbers and $100.00 for each additional person.

$240.00 per 1/2 day for 1 to 3 climbers and $60.00 for each additional person.

** Multi-day trips are also available


Intro to Mountaineering

This class is for anyone interested in learning about general mountaineering skills such as:

  • crampon and ice axe techniques
  • self-belay and self-arrest
  • ice and snow anchors
  • rope team movement
  • crevasse rescue

Make your reservation now!

If you want to register for a guided trip on-line please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the dates you want to reserve OR call us at 518-523-3764 and make your reservation over the phone.

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HP Mountain Guides

Our guides have decades of combined experience in multiple sports and disciplines. Their safety record and reputation is the best in the Adirondacks.