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Next month's program is to be announced! Stay tuned for more details.

Ongoing Events

 

Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:

Normally held in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
on the 3rd Wednesday 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!

 

Bill's Monday Hikes

Join Bill P. for a hike and potluck at Pajarito Mountain on most summer Monday afternoons.   More information here

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.
  • Lets Go Climbing Day Trip

    Leader: 
    Rick Light
    Telephone: 
    505-412-3976
    Date: 
    Sun, 2016-06-19
    Leader Email: 
    ricklight.rxl@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This is a day for the beginner and intermediate climbers to climb together using club ropes. 

    To give new graduates of the Climbing School an opportunity to get out on the rock with local climbers, we will bring club ropes to set climbs at Gallows Edge.  The ropes will then be available to everyone to climb on.  That way, new climbers or other community members who don't have a rope can join in the fun. 

    If you do not have a climbing partner, no problem!  We will all help each other.  

  • South San Juan Backpack

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    662-9592
    Date: 
    Fri, 2016-06-24
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    South San Juan Backpack

    We will leave Friday morning and drive past Platoro to the Adams Fork of the Conejos trailhead (~4 hours).  We will hike 4 miles up the Adams Fork of the Conejos to timberline on Friday afternoon and camp.  Saturday will be a day hike up Summit Peak (~6 miles round-trip).  Sunday we will hike back down to our cars and drive home.  Should be home by 6 pm on Sunday.

  • Wilderness First Responder Opportunity

    Leader: 
    Glorieta Camps and Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities
    Telephone: 
    832-693-5381
    Date: 
    Mon, 2016-08-15
    Leader Email: 
    hunter@glorieta.org
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    My name is Hunter Parrott and I work at Glorieta Camps. I would like to share some info on a training opportunity we have coming up here at Glorieta Camps that may interest LAM members.

     

    We are hosting a Wilderness First Responder course August 15-23. Instruction will be through SOLO (Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities). This course is a great opportunity to learn how to appropriately care for illnesses and medical emergencies during extended care situations in the backcountry. 

  • Hiking, Fishing, and Exploring from a Remote Colorado Ranch Sept. 1-5

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Thu, 2016-09-01
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Continuing with my theme of "not-a-hut" trips, I've reserved two cabins with a total of 6 bedrooms and a loft at an off-the-grid Colorado ranch near Slumgullion Pass, between Creede and Lake City. From there we can hike, look for peaks to climb, fish, and generally explore a corner of Colorado that I haven't visited for years. Details of the ranch can be found at http://www.oleoranch.com. It seems to be situated in remote, very pretty aspen and meadow and country.

  • Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    Leader: 
    Daniel Creveling
    Telephone: 
    858-705-0897
    Date: 
    Thu, 2016-09-29
    Leader Email: 
    dancrev@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Canyoneering in Zion National Park
    (A 2016 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

    Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two days)
    Trip to Zion National Park: September 29th - October 4th
    Trip Leader: Daniel Creveling
     

  • Escalante, Utah area day hiking, October 8-16, 2016

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2016-10-08
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I previously announced a Canyon Country trip for these dates, and am happy to now provide details. We have taken dozens of backpacking and pack trips to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument area over the decades. All of the time, we have been driving past a number of interesting day hikes as we head deeper into the wilderness.

  • Moab Bike/Hike November 2016

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2016-11-05
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    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 http://lamountaineers.org/node/479#comment-57.

     

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