Basecamp + Brooklyn (where I am based) = BaseKamp. However, this group is for all NYC, Tri-state & beyond mountain freaks interested in the following:
1. Peakbagging the 4,000 footers in New England and in New York: NE115 (The Northeast 115 4k's), NH48,ADK46, and to a slightly lesser extent NEHH (New England Highest Hundred) & Catskill 35.
2. Speed or ultra hiking long distance trails, e.g., the Presidential & Great Range traverses, White Mountain Hut-to-Hut, Devil's Path, Long Path, Long Trail, NPT (The Northville-Lake Placid TR), AT, PCT, etc., as well as backpacking them.
3. Mountaineering and technical climbing.
4. Exploratory outings such as caving and spelunking.
This group is set up so that any member can post events, and we are a peer group in the fairest sense. Everyone carries their own weight, and can lead as well as participate in an event. As a member, you are encouraged to lead at least one event every quarter (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) or four times a year.
We have a strict attendance policy, and zero tolerance for any inappropriate behavior, which makes our group a safe haven for considerate, like-minded, smart and self-reliant adventurists in two boots.