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

 

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!  Digital projector compliments of Los Alamos National Bank.

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.  Please make sure waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Secretary prior to your trip.  In addition, the "Los Alamos Mountaineer's Trip Sign-Up Sheet" includes the trip waiver, and should be used for all club sponsored trips.

Trip Leader Awards: The club is grateful to those who lead our outdoor adventures.  As a token of appreciation, our awards will be a series of caps and hats with the Club logo. To encourage first-time trip leaders, we will award a first hat to anyone who leads a Club trip.  In more detail, we 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  Alex Adams, our Equipment Manager, at  alexadamsk2@hotmail.com

 

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2014 Climbing School runs from March 26th through May 4th.
(registration is open for 2014!)

(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)

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

This includes 6 Tuesday nights, one Thursday night, and 5 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
Camping Spaces Available on Grand Teton Trip Michael Altherr Fri, 2014-08-01 The Grand Teton/ Yellowstone Complex is among the crown jewels of the National Park System. We have several spaces available at the Gros Ventre group campsite (August 1-7,), as well as reservations at a number of backcountry campsites in Garnett Canyon. Occupy yourself during the day, or spend a night in the backcountry, and share a sense of comraderie with your fellow mountaineers in one of North America's most dramatic alpine environments. You can secure a spot in the group site for a $40...
Exploring San Juan mountains, including a 14er. August 1-3. A 4x4 SUV is required. Momo Vuyisich Fri, 2014-08-01 We will spend a weekend in the high country of San Juan mountains of Colorado, driving high mountain roads and day hiking. A 4x4 SUV with high clearance is required for this trip. Please do not bring dogs on this trip. On Friday, we will drive to the Uncompahgre Peak trailhead west of Lake City. It's about a 5-6 hour drive (260 miles). We will start hiking very early (~4AM) on Saturday and summit Uncompahgre Peak. This is a 7.25 mile round trip hike with 3,000 feet of elevation gain. This...
Lake Peak & Penitente Peak Loop Hike Jean Dewart Sun, 2014-08-03 Let's hike the Lake Peak - Penitente Peak loop from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Leave Los Alamos Sunday at 6:30 am, to avoid thundershowers, and begin hiking at 8 am from the SF Ski Basin.  (We can meet SF & Abq folks at the Ski Basin)  The hike is approximately 12-13 miles long with ~2800 vertical rise.  Hike up the Windsor Trail to the Raven's Ridge Trail.  Then up to Deception Peak and Lake Peak.  Hike across to Penitente Peak.  Then finally down...
Lake Peak & Penitente Peak Loop Hike Jean Dewart Sun, 2014-08-03 Let's hike the Lake Peak - Penitente Peak loop from the Santa Fe Ski Basin.  Leave Los Alamos Sunday at 6:30 am, to avoid thundershowers, and begin hiking at 8 am from the SF Ski Basin.  (We can meet SF & Abq folks at the Ski Basin)  The hike is approximately 12-13 miles long with ~2800 vertical rise.  Hike up the Windsor Trail to the Raven's Ridge Trail.  Then up to Deception Peak and Lake Peak.  Hike across to Penitente Peak.  Then finally down...
New Climbing Class, "Understanding Rock Climbing Anchors" Zack Baker Fri, 2014-08-15 Zack Baker is leading our 2014 "REALLY Understanding Rock Climbing Anchors" class.  This class if free to all 2014 Climbing School graduates, and $20 for all other LAM members.  Tentatively, 6-9PM on Friday, August 15th and 9AM - 2PM Saturday, August 16th.
Not-a-Hut-Trip, La Veta, Colorado, Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2013 Bill Priedhorsky Thu, 2014-08-28 Update July 27: A few vacancies have opened for this trip. In lieu of a 10th Mountain hut trip, we are going to take up the comfort level a notch for the Labor Day weekend in 2014. I have found an isolated mountain house, just east of La Veta pass, that can serve as the base for day outings to the Spanish Peaks and to the Sangre de Cristos from the Wet Valley side. The house is on a 600 acre piece of land and has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 5200 square feet. The fireplace soars 25 feet to the...
Exploring the Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Oct. 11-19 Bill Priedhorsky Sat, 2014-10-11 Aerial photo of the Maze, from WikiCommons Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip. In all my years of exploring the canyons of southeastern Utah, I've never made it to the Maze country. It's time to go! The Maze and surrounding canyons are the western section of Canyonlands National Park. This is extremely remote country, with only rough four wheel drive roads, no ranger stations, no permanent water, but some of the wildest and most interesting terrain to be found...
Moab hike/bike Nov. 6-11 Bill Priedhorsky Thu, 2014-11-06   Behind the Rocks, a maze of fins and canyons just over the hill from Moab, is in my experience about as spectacular as any part of the canyon country. See here and here for trip reports.   Update Feb. 27: Room is still available on this trip.   Dear Mountaineers,   I would like to announce the sixth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. We didn’t go in November 2013, and I missed it, even thought I was on a great adventure in Antarctica. So I look forward to...

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