Climbing NY’s Highest Peak

Mt. March Ascent (Video via

This inspiring video will get you up off your duff and motivate you to climb the nearest, tallest peak with a good group of friends! For those of us lucky enough to live in the Adirondacks, Mt. Marcy is only a short drive away. For the rest of you, it's time to plan an Adirondack adventure!

The photos and video chronicle a Mt. Marcy ascent on a crisp October 2008 day with spectacular visibility. The hikers tackle the 15 mile round trip up and down New York’s highest mountain peak (5,343 feet) between breakfast and dinner, with time to spare. If this video motivates you, remember to leave plenty of time to hike in and out from the Adirondack Loj, and pack appropriately (clothing, food, water, etc.) for the conditions. Have fun!