Ice Climbing & Mountaineering


Lake Placid and the surrounding area are home to some of the best and most accessible ice climbing in the United States. The variety of winter climbing terrain here makes the Adirondack Mountains a sought after ice climbing destination for many every winter. The shorter low angle stepped waterfalls of Cascade Pass serve as the perfect classroom for our introductory programs, while classic longer Adirondack routes such as Chouinard’s Gully and Roaring Brook Falls make unforgettable outings for our guests once they have had a chance to practice and become comfortable with some basic climbing skills. Climbers who are looking to learn the fundamentals of mountaineering will find the many exposed alpine climbs and open summits of the Adirondack high peaks region offer the perfect setting to do so, whether you want to build the necessary skills to climb the tallest peaks in the Northeast in the winter or you plan to travel and climb in other mountain ranges. If you’re not sure which program is right for you feel free to give us a call. We are more than happy to help you choose a course or private program that is right for you based on your experience and goals, whether you have been climbing for years or if you are excited to try climbing for the first time. Our guides are out climbing daily during the winter season and we are always excited to share our first hand knowledge of the dynamic winter environment with our guests.

Course Length Cost (pp) Skill Level Dates
Private Course one day + click for rates basic to adv. 7 days a week
Accelerated Mountaineering three days $420 basic click for dates
Ice Climbing
Fast Track
two days $280 basic click for dates
Winter Climbing 101 one day $150 basic click for dates
Mountaineering 201 one day $150 intermediate click for dates
Ice Climbing 201 one day $150 intermediate click for dates
Ice Climbing 202 one day $150 intermediate click for dates
Advanced Winter Climbing one day + click for rates advanced 7 days a week