A multitude of adventures to choose from...
The Adirondack Mountains host some of the best ice climbing in the northeastern states and attracts climbers from all over the world.
Our professional guides will teach you everything from the basics of tool placement and crampon footwork to advanced techniques for steep ice and mutli-pitch climbing.
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 first aid training.
INTRO TO ICE
In this introductory 1 day or 1/2 day course to beginning ice climbing, fundamental ice climbing skills will be taught in a top-roping lesson. Participants will learn the basics with our experienced guides, climb on a frozen waterfall, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the region.
top-rope climbing & belay techniques
crampon and ice axe techniques
4:1 maximum client:guide ratio
PRIVATE GUIDING FOR ICE and SLIDE CLIMBING
Private guiding is for anyone who has climbed ice before and want to take their skills to the next level whether that next level be climbing steeper ice, longer, more involved routes, or learning how to become a safe lead climber or basic self rescue skills.
SLIDE CLIMBING: The high peaks region of the Adirondacks are riddled with Slides. The slides are the snow/ice covered slashes that run down the mountains. The soil in the Adirondacks is very thin, whenever we get a significant rain event, the soil washes away to leave these awesome natural paths for climbers, hikers, and skiers. Technically speaking slide climbs are not super difficult but they often require a full day.
2:1 maximum client:guide ratio
The Adirondack Park is a winter wonderland for skiing opportunities, with local trails around town and the backcountry terrain of the High Peaks, there is something for everyone. We offer introductory to advanced courses in all disciplines of skiing ( click on ski disciplines below ) on an incredible variety of terrain. After your guided trip you can get a discount on the equipment should you decide to invest in your own set up, if you don't already have ski gear.
Snow Shoe Adventures
Come explore the beauty of our winter wonderland by snowshoe! Our experienced and licensed guides will help to outfit you and your group with rentals, poles, and any other gear you may need to make sure you have a great snowshoeing adventure! Climb one of the 46 High Peaks, climb a slide, explore a fire tower mountain, bushwhack a seldom explored peak to hidden views or take a scenic stroll, whatever adventure best meets your interests and ability! We can even do a night tour by headlamp to a bonfire and have s'mores. You can also combine your snowshoeing adventure with a winter mountaineering and camping course and enjoy a multi-sport winter backcountry experience. We will emphasize skills and technique so you can get the most out of your snowshoeing experience with us!
Winter Mountain Biking
It’s just like mountain biking on dirt but way cooler! We are the only winter mountain bike guide service in the high peaks region. You will be equipped with Salsa Mukluks. Let our seasoned guides share their passion for riding, hard earned skills and local Adirondack knowledge with you. Excellent family adventure!