WHP Participants ONLY: Above Treeline Workshop 2 (Level 3)

Trip dates: Saturday, February 29, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to learn the basics of winter above treeline hiking. The emphasis of the course will be on individual and group hiking techniques, safety, clothing, and the proper use of crampons and ice axes. Day 1 of the workshop will be spent developing the skills (such as self-arrest) that we'll need for the second day during which we'll attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the winter Lion Head route. Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience along with the stamina and physical conditioning to complete an 8+ mile hike with 4300' of elevation gain over strenuous terrain in potentially difficult winter conditions. There are a few short, steep and exposed sections on the Lion Head route so participants should be comfortable with those types of trails. The workshop utilizes the slopes of Mt. Washington as a training area with Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch used as our base. Joe Dodge is a full service, heated lodge with running water, showers, beds, linens, towels, and a dining room. We will be sleeping in bunkrooms reserved for the group.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
Trip state: 
NH
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Coordinator

Trip location: 
Mount Washington, NH
Status: 
Open
AMC Destination: 
Joe Dodge Lodge
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
A3B

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

$115.00
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Fee includes: 
$115 for AMC members/$120 non-members, includes one night lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge along with dinner and breakfast the following morning. No refunds unless a suitable replacement can be found. No refunds after January 28.

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
No
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2019-10-15 19:37:38.0
Last updated: 
2019-11-14 08:21:59.437