Exploring the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter

February 4, 2018 | 1:30 pm

Spencer Morrissey

Exploring the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter shares insight into the fun and exciting challenge of climbing the 46-High Peaks in winter. An illustrated presentation gives a glimpse of many of the peaks in a winter setting as well as some of the exciting moments on the climbs themselves. We’ll dive into the shallow end and look at the gear used and needed for a safe and enjoyable day in Mother Nature’s freezer. This open format program will include the presentation and also plenty of time for questions about the highest peaks in New York. The winter can be a scary time for many, paying the heating bill, driving safely to the store for bread and milk, but hiking should not be one of them. Hiking should be fun, and the more you know, the more can appreciate its awesomeness, and feel comfortable in your layers that protect you.

Spencer Morrissey is an Adirondack native and to this day resides and works in the park. He works as a recreational consultant, outdoor writer, blogger, photographer and licensed guide. Spencer is an avid hiker, skier, paddler, and bushwhacker. Spencer is a published author with titles; “The Other 54, A Hikers Guide to the Adirondack 100 Highest,” “Adirondack Trail Runner,” and “Adirondack Trail Skier,” with many other titles in the works. His craving for hiking and bushwhacking the countryside is fuel for his passion which comes from within the trees and as John Muir Said “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Spencer is also working on climbing all the named peaks and many unofficially named peaks of interest in the Adirondack Park, he is currently at over 1100 different peaks explored, many of which, as like the 46-High Peaks were done in winter.