High Peaks Mountain Guides - Ice Climbing

The Adirondack Mountains host some of the best ice climbing in the Northeast, attracting climbers from all over the world. The ice climbing season generally starts around mid-December and runs through March, weather permitting. Our licensed, professional guides will teach you everything you need to know from the basics of tool placement and crampon footwork to advanced techniques for steep ice and mutli-pitch climbing. We offer courses in top-roping, lead climbing, knot work, and anchor setting, to name a few—contact us and you can customize your ice climbing course to meet your needs. All of our ice-climbing courses include professional guided instruction, equipment rentals, and, of course, scenic views and great photo ops! 

You can also combine your ice climbing adventure with a winter mountaineering and camping course and enjoy a multi-sport winter backcountry experience! Learn how to sleep out in the cold, try out a slide approach to a summit or let our staff lead you up any of the High Peaks to work on your Winter 46er. 

A required (basic) equipment list is available and may be printed from our web site (e.g. appropriate clothing, etc.). Conditions may be variable due to weather and visitor popularity; safety is our number one priority when it comes to all of our bookings with HPMG.

Our shop—High Peaks Cyclery—and guide service—High Peaks Mountain Guides—are open daily, year-round: Monday through Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-5pm.

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