slideshow 1 slideshow 2 slideshow 3

Monthly Program:

The Seven Summits

Date: 
Tue, 2022-05-24

The May 24 Mountaineers meeting will be our first in-person meeting since early 2020 (while also including a virtual option). This milestone will feature a presentation on the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountains on every continent, by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Gary will share the story of his adventures, challenges on each mountain, and the logistics behind the summit hikes. He says “people have congratulated me on ‘conquering the summits’ to which I always quickly respond to by saying ‘I didn’t conquer any of the seven but was the recipient of a whole lot of good grace to be able to get to the top of all of them never having to return for a second try.’”

About the speaker: In 1987, Gary Johnson took up rock climbing; the intense focus on the present changed his life. In 1989, he read the book Seven Summits by Dick Bass and Frank Wells ,which documented their quest to be the first persons to summit the highest mountain on all seven continents. After reading the book, he set a goal to do the same, thinking it would be a great way to see the planet. It took him 21 years, from 1993 to 2014, to accomplish the feat.

Mountaineers’ meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. This presentation will be in-person at Los Alamos Nature Center and live-streamed on Zoom. Registration is required and in-person seating is limited. Registration for both in-person or virtual attendance can be found at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=41516.

Gary Johnson at the summit of 16,024 foot Carstensz Pyramid (or Puncak Jaya) on New Guinea, the highest mountain on an island in the world, and the 6th of his 7 summits.

Ongoing Events

 

 

Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:


Normally held in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
on the fourth Tuesday of each month

But this isn't normal! Until the pandemic is over, we're all zoom all the time. Sign up for each talk at the Monthly Program page.

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here

 


Get a 2021 Official Mountaineers T-Shirt

To support the Mountaineers spirit in these challenging times, we are pleased to offer our members the latest Mountaineers t-shirt, with a design based on our adventures around the world, shipped to your home anywhere in the US. The design comes in women’s and unisex versions, per the pictures below, in a wicking fabric The shirts cost $20 each. They may be picked up in Los Alamos, or shipped via USPS for $5 per shirt to any address in the US. Because of the circumstances, we cannot accept returns, so we’ve measured the shirts, and they are sized as follows:
      Circumference Height
dimensions in inches # in stock under arms midriff hips collar to waist
Women's
XS 6 28 27 1/2 32 23 1/2
S 6 31 30 34 24 1/2
M 4 32 31 35 24 1/2
L 1 35 34 38 25 1/2
XL 6 37 35 40 25 1/2
Unisex
S 5 34 35 28
M 4 38 1/2 39 28 1/2
L 5 42 42 29
XL 5 44 46 29 1/2

 

Size
Delivery Method

 

Future Club Speakers:  In addition to frequent presentations by nationally known adventurers, we love to hear from our own members....not that some of you aren't in that group.  A presentation gets you a free club membership and dinner at the restaurant of your choice in Los Alamos.

LAM Member Presentations Wanted! The LAM Board would like to encourage our members to provide more of our monthly presentations.  We understand well that club members are an active lot, with a wealth of activities in their repertoire that can and have been inspiring to new and old members alike.  We have often focused our monthly presentations on the elite of the outdoor adventure world, and perhaps created the undesired effect of squelching the voices of our own members who participate in frequent beautiful and exciting adventures of their own.  Although our own activities are not always "world class", they are representative of what we "weekend" athletes can and do accomplish.  We want many of our programs to inspire the "I can do that" attitude in our members, not merely entertain.  Shock and awe may have their rightful place, but inspiration to participate and shine is our true goal.

 

Trip Leaders:  Post your trip by logging in and then going here.  If you do not have an account, contact  the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.

Trip Leader Awards: The club will recognize trip leaders as described here.

GMRS / FRS Radio Usage on Club Trips:  The Los Alamos Mountaineers encourage you to carry portable "family" radios as a safety measure on appropriate LAM trips, and urge participants to agree on a contact channel at the beginning of the trip.  As a default, if no channel has been selected, LAM suggests channel 3.14.  These three first digits of "pi" might be easily remembered in this scientific community.

Borrow Equipment: We have a limited amount of mountaineering equipment for loan (e.g., avalanche transceivers). Contact our Equipment Manager listed on this page.

 

 

Trip Leaders: Anyone can lead a trip! Post your trip by logging in and then going here. If you do not have an account, contact the webmaster. For overnight trips, please ensure that membership waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Membership Chairperson prior to your trip. Non-members may participate in day trips. All club sponsored trips require the trip waiver. After the trip, please scan and email a PDF of the waiver to the Trip Coordinator.
  • Get out of New Mexico and go hiking

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Wed, 2022-06-08
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    It appears that our access to the out of doors in northern New Mexico will be nearly cut off for several weeks to come. Things are not as bad in Colorado. The Rio Grande National Forest is in stage 1 fire restrictions, with fire danger at Very High (but not extreme). So one can hike there. I suggest a weekend just across the border, finding lodging like an airbnb big enough for the party, and using that as a base for day hiking. Possible destinations are Pagosa, or the area south of it, Salida and environs, or if we can find a place to stay, the Conejos valley.

  • Tenth Mountain Hut System Hike/Bike – Uncle Bud’s Hut

    Leader: 
    Kathleen Gruetzmacher
    Telephone: 
    662-0770
    Date: 
    Sun, 2022-07-17
    Leader Email: 
    gkathleen1048@msn.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    A hike/bike at the Tenth Mountain Hut Division – Uncle Bud’s Hut is planned for July 17-21.  Uncle Bud's Hut is located just a few miles east of the Continental Divide at 11,380' in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, nearest town is the city of Leadville. This trip is limited to 12 participants.  No dogs are allowed at or near the huts.

  • Llama trek Ladder Canyon to Silver Falls

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Mon, 2022-10-10
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Our canyon outing for autumn 2022 will be a fully catered llama trek that totals 10 days and 9 nights. The trip will be limited to 6 participants, supported by 3 guides. All meals will be provided, but we will be on our own for hiking adventures most days. BJ Orozco, proprietor for Llama2Boot, will be our outfitter.

  • Moab bike/hike/explore Nov. 5-13, 2022

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2022-11-05
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the fourteenth edition of our successful hike/explore/bike trips to Moab. We have been going most Novembers since 2008, and every time has been a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at http://lamountaineers.org/node/479#comment-57.

  • Middle Fork Salmon raft trip (with music) September 2023

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0736
    Date: 
    Sat, 2023-09-02
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Recently back from a great trip down the Selway River in July 2021, we signed up for our next adventure. We’d like to return to experience the 5-night trip down the Middle Fork in a cooler and quieter season. 2022 is substantially booked, so the September 2, 2023 departure by Hughes River Expeditions offers adventure and beauty, and a musical serenade every night to boot.

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer