Climb the ADK High Peaks. Earn Rewards. Become a Legend.

Willow Adventure presents the 46 and Me! Elevation Challenge! Climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Park in New York State represents an historical & impressive feat, and people have traveled from all over the world to take on these incredible & scenic hikes. Now, you can take on all or part of the “46” challenge (or get rewarded for peaks you’ve already completed!) with one of Willow Adventure’s tiered 46 and Me! Elevation Challenges.

Get out there!

Challenge Contact Info

If you have any questions about this challenge, click the button below.


If you’re ready to be part of High Peak history and become a legend, challenge yourself to climb all 46 peaks! There’s no time limit or deadline for this challenge because we know that taking on the “46” requires grit and preparation. We’ve designed 3 different challenge tiers and each has its own rewards. Redeem your rewards as you complete more and more of the challenge and GET OUT THERE!

0 - 12 High Peaks

  • Choose this option if you are just getting started or if you have completed less than 12 ADK High Peaks or if you are starting your Elevation/Mileage Virtual Challenge. The goal is to achieve 12 ADK High Peak climbs or the equivalent Elevation Gain (18,260 ft) and Mileage (76.92 miles)
  • REWARDS: a custom Willow Adventure running belt, high quality custom running socks, and custom water bottle

13 - 22 High Peaks

  • When you have completed 12 High Peaks or the equivalent Elevation/Mileage your ready for your second Challenge. The journey continues with climb 13 through 22 ADK High Peaks. The goal is to achieve 22 ADK High Peak climbs or the equivalent Elevation Gain (33,462 ft) and Mileage (141.02 miles)
  • REWARDS: a custom long sleeve shirt and a custom Willow Adventure pint glass

23 -46 High Peaks

  • The final push, it's all about the 46 and You! You're half way there with the first climb for this category. The glory awaits as you chip away at your goal towards the final climb. The dream is fulfilled once you climb your 46th ADK High Peak or the equivalent Elevation Gain (70,000ft) and Mileage (295 miles)
  • REWARDS: a custom, limited edition 18x24 poster art print to commemorate your accomplishments!

For those who aren’t local to the ADK region of NYS, the 46 and Me! Virtual Elevation Challenge is the perfect way to take on your next hill-climbing adventure and earn some swag along the way.

Whether you’re located in the Adirondacks or not, registration is the same. If you’ll be taking on this challenge virtually, pay close attention to the mileage and elevation gain thresholds for each tier. Track your miles & elevation using your favorite activity tracker and submit your results on the RESULTS tab on this page!


Taking on a challenge as intense and impressive as the 46 High Peaks means that preparation is key. Before you venture out into the wilderness to tackle these peaks, make sure you understand the unique challenges that each peak brings. We’ve compiled this list of resources for you so that you can make sure you’re staying fueled, safe, and getting the most out of your experience while climbing these beasts!

We’ll see you on the mountain! Get out there!

Information about each peak & difficulty level 

Information about becoming an official ADK 46’er

The latest COVID-19 guidelines for visiting state parks & hiking

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