The Club’s mission is to educate the public on responsible wilderness use and to encourage stewardship in the High Peaks Region. We sponsor programs to promote safe hiking and preservation of the wilderness so hikers will be able to enjoy the region for generations to come.

The purposes of the organization are the fostoring and protection of the natural resources within the Adirondack Forest Preserve of the State of New York and the preservation of the wilderness character of the region.

These purposes include, without excluding other appropriate means, educating the public by inspiring interest, encouragement, information and examples to those who engage in wilderness endeavor so they may be prepared to carry on their activities in a manner adapted to secure fullest enjoyment, safety and preservation of the wilderness.