December 10th 2022 —Avalanche Awareness Talk & The Mountaineer's BC Ski Kickoff Party

The North Country School, WallyPAC

Join us for a night of avalanche education and ski films!

Casey Henley will lead an avalanche awareness presentation. Casey will cover; identifying avalanche terrain, decision making, what gear you need, the unique nature of the Adirondacks, how to manage risk without an avalanche forecast, and more! Afterward, there will be a short Q&A session with Casey who will be joined by Nate Trachte and Caitlin Kelly from the Adirondack Community Avalanche Project.

Casey Henley is an Assistant Professor, and Head of Climbing and Skiing in the Expeditionary Studies Department at SUNY Plattsburgh. Raised in the Canadian Rockies where he learned to climb, ski and paddle, Casey is a graduate of Canada’s TRU Guide Program and MRU’s Outdoor Pursuits Program. He has guided, climbed and skied on all seven continents. A veteran of 30+ high altitude expeditions, Casey has guided on the highest mountains of each continent as well as Mt. Logan, Mustagh Ata, Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Mexico’s Volcanoes, Stok Kangri, Patagonia, Pakistan, Morocco, and the St. Elias Range. Some of Casey’s accreditations are; AIARE Avalanche Instructor, American Avalanche Association Professional Member, Canadian Avalanche Association Professional Member, Avalanche Skills Training Provider.

After The Mountaineer will show two films, Wavy 2—Voyage to the End of the World and Eulogy of a Steep Skier

February 10th 2023 — Avalanche Rescue Course during the Mountaineer's Mountainfest

Application Period is Now Closed. Thanks to all who applied!

In order to remove the financial barriers to avalanche education, this Avalanche Rescue course will operate on a pay what you can model sponsored by the Adirondack Community Avalanche Project. We ask that you assess your own ability to pay, and name a price you can afford for this offering. Funds are limited and we want to be sure this money goes to those who need it. We are trusting our community to determine for themselves how much financial assistance they need. If money is an obstacle for you to attend this course please take advantage of a full or partial scholarship. Please pay what you can afford to pay so others may attend. Our hope is that folks whose identities are marginalized in the outdoor industry are able to utilize this opportunity.

Made possible by a grant from the Adirondack Community Recreation Alliance and Northern Forest Center, and generous individual donations to the Adirondack Community Avalanche Project.

To access a scholarship please follow these steps.

  1. Fill out the form below to apply for a scholarship.

  2. We will reach out and approve your request.

  3. Register and pay in full for the course on the Mountaineer's website. (ensure you've selected the 2/10 course)

  4. Send your registration confirmation to us and we will reimburse you.

Note: Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Scholarships are not guaranteed until applications are approved by Adirondack Community Avalanche Project.