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Monthly Program:

“Skiing the High Road Across the Alps”

Wed, 2016-02-17

Note: Due to rennovations at the Fuller Lodge - For the monthly programs from February through May (2016), all programs will be held at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Please join us Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center - PEEC (Los Alamos) for an exciting presentation by life-long skier Rob Suminsby of Albuquerque. Social and reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm.
Rob Suminsby is a retired USAF officer who was privileged to spend his last few years of active duty in Germany.  He skied many of the famous resorts of France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria, and eventually took up ski touring in order to explore the world beyond the ropes.
The Haute Route, the classic ski tour, connects the famous mountain towns of Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland.  Beginning in the shadow of Mont Blanc and ending under the towering Matterhorn, this journey of 100km through the heart of the Alps is on many a skier’s bucket list.  Join us for a slideshow and presentation about this five-day journey through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Europe.
Image: Skinning up the Col des Roux (2804m) as the sun rises

Image: Cappuccino break at the Dix Hut



Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:
held in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Social and reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm.   Program at 7:30pm.

Past presentations, and occasionally future, can be viewed here.
Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

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. 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.



Climbing School Update



The 2016 Climbing School runs from March 31st through May 7th.
Registration must be received by Sunday, March 20th.

(registration will be open for 2016 after Jan 1!)

(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)

The class fills quickly with only 25 seats, so early registration is recommended.

The George Irving Bell Leadership Scholarship:  Win free tuition for the LAM Climbing School!

This includes 6 Thursday nights, and 6 Saturdays; some 36-40 hours of instruction. The Los Alamos Mountaineers Climbing School is a great way to learn about technical rock climbing and mountaineering.  The school should offer a good experience to:

  • beginning climbers with no climbing experience,
  • new climbers who want to gain experience,
  • climbers who need outdoor experience and instruction, and
  • anyone wanting a chance to tap into the expertise of some of the area's most experienced climbers.

Upcoming Trips

Hints:  You must log in to sign up for trips or to post new trips!  

Title Leader Teaser
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Moab Bike/Hike November 2016 Bill Priedhorsky Sat, 2016-11-05 I would like to announce the eighth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. As I write this, the 2015 trip has recently concluded, and was a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at   As before, we will establish a base in a large, comfortable house in Moab, and from there mountain bike, hike, and scramble in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the wild country immediately around Moab like Behind the Rocks. Some of our...

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