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Group: Boston AMC
When: Wednesday, November 1, to Thursday, December 7, 7–9 pm (five-part series)
Where: First Baptist Church of Medford, Medford, MA
Cost: $60 member/$90 non-member
Want to get outside more this winter? 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!