The AMC Four Thousand Footer Club recognizes three lists:
For the completion of each of the above lists the Club awards certificates and patches. (You must be a member of the White Mountain Four Thousand Footer Club in order to be eligible for the New England Four Thousand Footer Club, and, be a member of the New England Four Thousand Footer Club in order to be eligible for the New England Hundred Highest Club. However, if eligible, you may join two or more clubs at the same time.) For guidelines and rules on climbing these peaks please see the FAQ page.
Separate Winter Awards are given, for each of the above lists to those who have climbed all of the peaks in official winter. To qualify as a winter ascent, the entire trip must begin after the hour and minute of the beginning of winter (winter solstice) and end before the hour and minute of the end of winter (vernal equinox). For more information on winter qualification please see the FAQ page.
The Four-Season White Mountain Four Thousand Footer Award is given for completing the White Mountain Four Thousand Footers, in all four seasons, per official equinox and solstice dates. (For each season, the entire trip must begin after the hour and minute of the beginning of the season, and, end before the hour and minute of the end of that season.) And, for completing 48 hours of trail work, within the list guidelines.
*A Note About the NE100 List. The only list recognized by the Four Thousand Footer Club that contains true bushwhacks is the New England Hundred Highest List (NE100). The Club designed patches for the NE100 finishers, and, the Club maintains a list of the finishers and acknowledges new finishers with a certificate at the annual Awards Night.
Other “bushwhack” lists have evolved over the years, and have been maintained by individuals active in the bushwhacking community—a practice that continues today. If you would like more information on those lists you may contact Keith D’Alessandro at email@example.com. Please note that, although some of the individuals who have overseen these other lists may also have been members of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club Committee, like Keith, they manage those lists as private individuals, and not in any association with the Club.
If you are currently pursuing a bushwhacking list, the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club Committee hopes you will “whack” safely, and respect private roads and private land, remembering that some land owners may not welcome hikers on their property, or, the public dissemination of information relevant to their private roads and lands.
The Northeast 111 Club
The Northeast 111 Club recognizes those who have climbed all of the 4000-footers in the northeastern United States. When the list was first compiled there were only 111 peaks. There are now actually 115 peaks that comprise the list. To be eligible for the Northeast 111 Club you must be a member of the New England Four Thousand Footer Club, the Adirondack 46ers club and have climbed Slide Mountain and Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
To get an official application for the Northeast 111 Club, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
P.O. Box 385
Littleton, NH 03561
For other Northeast 111 Club inquiries you may email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on the Adirondack Mountain Club visit www.adk.org and the Adirondack Forty-Sixers at www.adk46er.org. Additional resources at the Green Mountain Club www.greenmountainclub.org, the Catskill Mountain Club www.catskillmountainclub.org, and the Catskill 3500 Club www.catskill-3500-club.org
The definitive guide to the peaks and trails of the White Mountains is the AMC White Mountain Guide. Available through the AMC and bookstores throughout, including:
Mountain Wanderer Map & Book Store
57 Main Street
Lincoln, New Hampshire 03251