Peaks

 

46

 

 

Pursuers

 

351

 

 

Finishers

 

41

 

 

The mega-classic Adirondack challenge. First created in the 1920s, it includes New York's 46 Adirondack peaks over 4,000 ft high with at least 300 ft of prominence. Subsequent surveys have found 4 of the peaks to be lower and 1 excluded peak to be higher (MacNaughton, not included in peakery) but the challenge remains unchanged due to tradition. A unique aspect to this challenge is that 20 peaks are "trailless", i.e., without an officially maintained trail to the summit. A 4 hour drive from the heart of NYC and just 2 hours from Montreal. See more here: http://adk46er.org

 

Highest peak

Mount Marcy

5,344 ft / 1,628 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Marcy

4,914 ft / 1,497 m

Most summited peak

Mount Marcy

281 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Marcy

Class 1

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 1 peak

Top climbing months

August   17%

July   16%

September  14%

"Belle journée ensoleillé avec des bon amis! La rando fut très rapide vu que nous étions assez rapide. Impossible d'aller souper par contre. Aucun besoin de raquette. Probablement la dernière fois de la saison que je les apportes. " - Cascade Mountain, fsoucy76, Apr 7, 2018
"Belle journée ensoleillé avec des bon amis! La rando fut très rapide vu que nous étions assez rapide. Impossible d'aller souper par contre. Aucun besoin de raquette. Probablement la dernière fois de la saison que je les apportes. " - Porter Mountain, fsoucy76, Apr 7, 2018
"I went up to Whiteface in winter a couple years ago, but didn't tag Esther during that trip because it was so cold. So, I arrived at the ASRC at 12:45pm and was pretty sure I had enough time to get to Esther and back before dark. It was a pretty uneventful trip up to the summit. I saw only three other people out during my trip. I brought a small sled with me to slide down marble mountain on the return. The sled worked a little too well, so I only used it in a couple spots because it got going way to fast and I had trouble controlling my speed. One more winter 46er down, a ton still to go. " - Esther Mountain, LGH-Tom, Jan 19, 2018
"Hiked with Kim and her cousin Nick. Felt good to be back up in the Adirondacks after an extended layoff. I've been pretty lazy since completing the Northeast 115. Hiked street and nye in -15F temperatures even though it didn't feel that cold. The trails were really well packed down, so we ended up ditching our snowshoes after the second Indian Pass Brook crossing and picked them up on the way out. We didn't even wear microspikes at all during the day, the trails were packed that well and not icy. Overall, it was a pretty good day. " - Nye Mountain, LGH-Tom, Dec 30, 2017
"Hiked with Tom and my cousin Nick. It was a bitterly cold day in the Adirondacks, but in the end I was glad I decided to go up and hike. We had a good time and were happy that the trail was well packed down from previous traffic. We were able to bare boot the entire day. We saw about 16 other people out on the trails despite the cold weather. Two more peaks down towards my ADK 46ers. " - Nye Mountain, Kim-Stilson, Dec 30, 2017