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Monthly Program:

Avalanche Forecasting in Northern New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2017-04-25

Please join us Tuesday, April 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Andy Bond of the Taos Avalanche Center.

Andy Bond and Graham Turnage founded the Taos Avalanche Center in 2016 as an independent nonprofit. Located in an area that has significant avalanche prone terrain, the Center seeks to inform skiers of current conditions and risks. The Center combines weather reports with on the ground observations and measurements to provide important safety information for users of the national forest. Andy will describe their methods in his talk, and his talk will focus on avalanche forecasting standards, a season recap and how avalanche centers can better provide information to it's users.

Andy Bond has experience on ski patrol at the Taos Ski Valley and outside New Mexico. He has also worked as a mountain guide.

Social at 6:45, reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm.

 

Photo 1:  Andy witnessing an ice fall.

Photo 2: Andy investigating an early season snow pack with lots of facets

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2017 Climbing School runs from March 30th through May 6th.
 
Registration must be received by March 20th.

Registration is now open! Go to this page to register.

The climbing school is full!

(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)

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

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.

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

Social at 6:45.  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.  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.
  • Ultralight Backpacking Gear Clinic

    Leader: 
    Rick Light
    Telephone: 
    505-412-3976
    Date: 
    Sun, 2017-04-30
    Leader Email: 
    ricklight.rxl@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Ultralight Backpacking Gear Clinic

    Sunday April 30th, 1:00pm-4:00pm

    Urban Park, Los Alamos

    Instructor:  Rick Light

  • Llama Assisted Boulder/Escalante Canyon Country Adventure May 13-21, 2017

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-05-13
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Llama Assisted Boulder/Escalante Canyon Country Adventure May 13-21, 2017

  • Canada Bonita Hike in Conjunction with PEEC

    Leader: 
    Kate Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-412-3165
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-05-20
    Leader Email: 
    katekettering@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This hike is in conjunction with PEEC. Come out and enjoy a peaceful walk through the woods to a scenic view of Los Alamos and the Valles Caldera. Aaahh, relaxation at its finest.

    Special bonus: If you participate in the new PEEC Passport to the Pajarito Plateau this hike is in it.

    Meet at PEEC at 8:30am to carpool to the trailhead at the west end of Pajarito Ski Hill's parking lot. Or, meet at the trailhead at 9am.

    Please respond to let me know you plan to attend.

    Thanks,

    Kate

  • Gallina Canyon Ranch - New Mexico Slot Canyons, May 25-29, 2017

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Thu, 2017-05-25
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    On the heels of a wonderful visit this September, I have arranged a return to Gallina Canyon Ranch next Memorial Day weekend.   I know of no place that is this remote and yet so close - just 2 - 2 1/2 hours - from Los Alamos.

  • Chicoma Mountain Hike

    Leader: 
    Brett Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-412-2033
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-06-03
    Leader Email: 
    brettmk@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Some of us are getting ready for some fun Mountaineering. We're going to be doing a series of hikes and outings. We'll start easy.

    Let's go hike Chicoma Mountain, the highest peak in the Jemez Mountains. We'll take a meandering drive out forest roads to get to the trail. We'll hike 3 miles roundtrip with 1,100' of elevation gain and 1,100' of elevation lost - no work at all.

    Looking forward to a scenic visit to a place I have never been.

  • La Luz Trail Hike

    Leader: 
    Brett Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-412-2033
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-06-10
    Leader Email: 
    brettmk@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    For the second in our series of hikes, let's up the anty a bit and go for some big elevation gain.

    We'll head to Albuquerque and hike the La Luz Trail. We've been wanting to do this for a long time and every time we plan a trip it is closed. Fingers crossed that we'll get to see the wonderful views of Albuquerque along the way and at the top.

    Depart from The Y Parking area in Los Alamos at 6am. Get on the trail by 8am.

  • Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    Leader: 
    Daniel Creveling
    Telephone: 
    858-705-0897
    Date: 
    Thu, 2017-10-05
    Leader Email: 
    dancrev@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    (A 2017 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

    Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two days)

    Trip to Zion National Park: October 5th - October 10th

    Trip Leader: Daniel Creveling

  • Moab Bike/Hike week November 2017

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-11-04
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the ninth edition of our very successful 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.

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