Picture Above
Forty-Sixer about to reach Gray summit –
photo by Phil Corell #224W

Winter 46ers

Click here to download a guide to winter hiking. (PDF)

Click here for information about how to become a registered Winter Forty-Sixer.

Hikers who have climbed the 46 peaks in winter (December 21-March 21) and who have recorded their ascents with the Office of the Historian receive winter recognition and are entitled to wear the Winter 46-R rocker patch. Only those who are in excellent physical condition, properly equipped and skilled in winter techniques should attempt this, as winter climbing can be demanding and exhausting. Parents should be particularly careful in assessing the abilities of their children. It helps when winter hiking, to be familiar with the peaks, the weather, the hazards and to climb with a group of experienced winter hikers. A good place to start is by attending the ADK’s Winter Mountaineering School.

Due to the ever increasing popularity of year around climbing the Adirondack Mountains we have opted for a one and only Member Roster combining data previously found in both. Updating two lists became not only cumbersome but resulted in numerous errors. Consequently all recorded climbers will have to wait for their number to be assigned before appearing on the Roster.

A complete list of all recorded FORTY-SIXERS, including their climbing number, name, and dates of first and last ascent, and when applicable will be found a W next to the recorded number as well as the date of the winter status acquisition (both highlighted in blue): HERE.

Complete statistics on Adirondack Forty-Sixers, including Winter Forty-Sixers

Click HERE for number of Adirondack Forty-Sixers recorded each year since 1925 and of Winter Forty-Sixers since 1962.

First recorded Forty-Sixers     First recorded Winter Forty-Sixers  
Herb K. Clark #1 6/10/1925   Edgar B. Bean #92W 3/10/1962
George Marshall #2 6/10/1925   James W. Collins #183W 3/16/1963
Robert Marshall #3 6/10/1925   David A. Vermilyea # 342W 3/16/1968
P. F. Loope #4 9/1933   Elwin Bigelow #157W 2/15/1969
Herbert L. Malcolm #5 6/8/1935   Richard Stetson #523W 3/16/1969
Edward C. Hudowalski #6 9/13/1936   Harry Eldridge #90W 12/31/1969
Ernest R. Ryder #7 9/13/1936   Fred Hunt #593W 3/17/1970
Orville C. Gowie #8 8/25/1937   N. Clark Gittinger #103W 2/22/1971
Grace L. Hudowalski #9 8/26/1937   Richard Chrenko #118W 3/18/1971
C. H. Nash #10 28/8/1937   Guy Waterman #670W 3/21/1971