AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

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Trip dates: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov.
1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 Boston
Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of
winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston
Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the
opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and
hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics
include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking
techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and
snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line
hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather,
camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There
will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially
to participants in this class to put your learning into practice
including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend
of January 26-28th, 2018. This is also a great opportunity to meet
lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP
takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford,
29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 1st,
8th, 15th, 29th and Thursday December 7th. Class sessions are located
close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95,
96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about
our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica
Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP
registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link:

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
Jessica Halvorsen
Kjersten (KJ) Reich

KJ enjoys hiking in all seasons in the White Mountains. She has completed the New Hampshire 48 and is working on her winter list, as well as the New England 67. She is drawn to moderately paced day hikes of 10+ miles, with a growing curiosity about backpacking.

Chris McCarron
Trip location: 
29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA
Trip country: 


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Fee includes: 
Five nights of instruction, winter hiking manual, and access to WHP instructional hikes (additional fees may apply for certain trips)
Creation date: 
2017-09-27 22:52:32.0
Last updated: 
2017-10-08 21:13:28.383