The Adirondack Mountain Club Presents Tartan Seminar: The Kilt and Kilted Hikers

By AlpineZone News |
May 17 2005 - 02:44 PM

LAKE PLACEID, New York ??” What’s the difference between a tartan and a plaid? Learn all about the plaid, the Scottish highlander’s outfit from bonnet to shoes, and the history of the kilt Saturday, June 4th at 8:00 PM at the High Peaks Information Center, located at the end of Adirondack Loj Road. Former NYS High Peaks Ranger Peter Fish will describe the culture and historical significance of the tartan. He will also tell stories of his kilted hikes and experiences-and his 9 kilted ascents of Mt. Marcy.

Peter Fish is a member of the Board of the Tartan Educational and Cultural Association, Clan Macpherson Association of the United States, and the St. Andrew’s Society of the Adirondacks. An avid hiker and Adirondack 46er, Fish has hiked, snowshoed, or skied major peaks of the Adirondacks, New England, Scotland, and Ireland. This is a must-see presentation for anyone interested in tartans, Scottish history, or the challenges of hiking in a kilt.

Fish’s slide show is part of the ADK’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series, funded with support from Stewart’s Shops. The Saturday Evening Lecture Series offers presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, and Adirondack history, art, and music. All ADK lectures are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1922, the Adirondack Mountain Club is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. With more than 35,000 members in 27 chapters, ADK promotes a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation. Membership guides ADK’s mission via its educational and outreach programming, trails maintenance and restoration projects, volunteer opportunities, and legal advocacy work. New members are always welcome to join. For more information about our programs or about membership, contact ADK at (518) 523-3441, or visit our website at