Winter MacIntyre Range

Saturday, January 30, 2021

For multi-day trips, as a precaution, we ask that you get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to the trip.

Accomodations: Shared (just within our group) rooms at the ADK Loj. You can stay in a private room (3 available) for an extra $70 per night. Please emails us with questions and requests.

Tackle three challenging peaks in The MacIntyre Range – one of the Adirondack Mountains’ most impressive and beautiful ranges – and be rewarded with panoramic winter-wonderland views. On this trip you’ll learn crampon, ice axe, and snowshoe techniques as well as the skills to stay warm and safe in harsh winter conditions. When not hiking in a winter wonderland, we’ll enjoy a stay at the historic Adirondack Loj and evenings in front of the fireplace with good food, good company, and board games!

Note: This trip is for experienced hikers with prior winter hiking experience. Please contact us at for more information.

Day 1 (January 30th)

We’ll depart at 7:00 am and stop for lunch en route to the Adirondack Loj in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. We’ll then test our gear for the next day and make adjustments as necessary during the warm-up hike up Mount Jo. Your guides will demonstrate how to adjust and secure crampons and snowshoes, and throughout the hike you will receive instructions on crampon and ice axe use, as well as tips for staying warm and dry in winter conditions. After a moderate scramble to the top, gorgeous views of the Adirondack Mountains will open up right in front of us.

After dinner at the Loj, the guides will go over route planning and decision making on challenging hikes, and you will break up into teams to try your hand at making a plan for the next day. That evening we’ll do individual gear checks and get a good night’s sleep before summit attempts the following morning.

Day 2 (January 31st)

We’ll start with breakfast at 4:30 in the morning and an Alpine start on the trail by 5:00 am. You’ll need your headlamp as we start on the trail before sunrise. You will experience the challenge of winter conditions in the mountains, navigating sheets of ice or deep snow to make your way to each of the three summits, but our guides will be there to help and keep you safe every step of the way. At the end of a long day, you’ll arrive back at the Loj to relax, enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, and unwind with some post-dinner board games.

Day 3 (February 1st)

After a good night’s rest, we’ll pack up, eat breakfast, and relax for the leisurely drive back to New York City, stopping for lunch along the way.

Level: Intense (Learn More)

Mileage: 12 miles

Elevation Gain: 3,854 feet


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 6:45 am

Departure Time: 7:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 8:00 pm


Limited spots remaining

This is a limited-capacity trip.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle row empty for all trips. The limited-capacity trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect for limited-capacity trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.

Wear (*starred items are available for rent at an extra fee)

  • Mountaineering boots* (required)
  • Ice axe* (required)
  • Crampons* (required)
  • Leg gaiters
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Moisture-wicking, non-cotton base layers (top and bottom, no cotton)
  • Fleece
  • Insulating top and bottom layers
  • Fully waterproof top and bottom layers that can be worn over all other layers except puffy
  • Puffy (850+ fill) that can be worn over all other layers
  • Waterproof, insulated mittens
  • Goggles
  • Balaclava
  • Long underwear for sleeping
  • Wool hat
  • Fleece hat
  • Liner gloves
  • Neck buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable car shoes


  • Money for lunch stops on the road
  • Personal toiletries and towel
  • Snacks (we will provide snacks and lunch for summit day)
  • Water bottles that can hold at least 3 liters total (NO hydration bladders – will freeze)
  • Backpack (large enough to fit all the extra layers and supplies)
  • Headlamp (required)
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Extra gloves
  • Trekking poles (optional)