- Monthly Program
Please join us Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by local mountaineer Joshua Payne.
On December 25th 2015, Margie Root and Joshua Payne stood on top of Aconcagua, 22,841 feet above sea level after 10 days on the mountain. Margie and Joshua were treated to one of the best Christmas presents a mountaineer could hope for: a nearly 7,000-meter summit with crystal clear, warm, and calm weather! We had an amazing time, made some new friends, and pushed ourselves to the limits.
Social and reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm.
Photo: Aconcagua in the morning light.
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!
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. 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.
(registration will be open for 2017 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: