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Monthly Program:

Potpourri

Date: 
Wed, 2018-12-19

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host their annual Potpourri at Fuller Lodge Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  Potpourriis a heavenly stew, consisting of one part potluck and six parts ten-minute talks, simmered slowly in a delicious sauce of conversation and camaraderie. This is by far the most popular Mountaineers meeting of the year. Make your own early New Year's resolution to attend!

Come any time after 5:45 to drop off your dishes and snack on appetizers; the main buffet line will open at 6:30PM; once dinner is well underway, the program will begin.

This is a Members Only event, so it is an excellent opportunity to renew or initiate your annual membership if you have not already done so.  You can do this in person at the Lodge with cash or check or ahead of time with PayPal or credit card at http://lamountaineers.org/drupal7/Member_Benefits.html
Membership for 2019 is still the bargain of $15 for individuals or $20 for families.

Enjoy the following talks:

Vertical Mile, Evan Rose and Michael Altherr

International Packrafting, Zack Baker

Cross-country Skiing Alaska, Jean Dewart

Hiking Italy, Melissa Bartlett

Bicycle Touring in Europe (Denmark?), Ross Lemons

Climbing in the Northwest, John and Sara Gustafson

 

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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 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

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

 

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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.

 

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2018 Climbing School will happen in May.
 
<Please see this page for the most up-to-date info

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.
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.
  • Avi Refresher and Transceiver Exercise

    Leader: 
    Michael Altherr
    Telephone: 
    505 231 3561
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-12-15
    Leader Email: 
    mraltherr1@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    It's snow sport season. Yeah! Lets get together and refresh our avalache knowledge and do some transceiver exercises. It's promising to be a big snow year (dare I say it). The location is to be determined but probably in the TA/Chama area. I'm looking at locatons with enough snow to make it interesting, where we can play with our gear not far from the car, and then do something fun (it's all fun to me). If you have a suggestion please profer it. Los Alamos participants will rally at LANB at 7:15 departing nlt than 7:30.

  • Sipapu downhill ski day

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-12-15
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    A couple of us are heading up to Sipapu to ski for the day on Saturday - want to join us? Their snow making is well along, so that a good fraction of their hill has opened. Sipapu is of course included on most Pajarito passes. Departing Los Alamos 7:30-8:00 (TBD), departing Sipapu at 3:00 PM. LMK if you would like to join us in carpooling and skiing. Bill

     

  • Ski/cross-country/snowshoe Monarch/Salida Jan 17-21

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Thu, 2019-01-17
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    In a repeat of a classic outing, let's head north over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend downhill/ crosscountry/ snowshoe around Monarch Pass. Signs so far are hopeful for the ski season, and snow at Monarch is generally reliable. We will head for Salida to establish a base in a comfortable house or cabin, and spend our days in winter sports in the Monarch Pass area. Any of the 3 top Pajarito season passes offer three free days at Monarch, and otherwise tickets are relatively inexpensive online.

  • Cumbres Pass X-C Weekend

    Leader: 
    Heidi Rogers
    Telephone: 
    505 301 7504
    Date: 
    Fri, 2019-01-25
    Leader Email: 
    heidihrogers@me.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    It's never too early to start thinking about ski season!

     

  • Wilderness First Aid certification at Gallina Canyon Ranch, May 3-5, 2019

    Leader: 
    Joy Whittle
    Telephone: 
    505-510-4022
    Date: 
    Fri, 2019-05-03
    Leader Email: 
    joy.whittle@sothebyshomes.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Accidents happen in the out of doors. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

  • lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Mon, 2019-05-20
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY FULL

    Dear Mountaineers,

  • Ladder Canyon, catered llama trip, September 21-29, 2019

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-09-21
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    For a fall 2019 Canyon trip, we will head to a destination that we have not yet visited: Ladder Canyon, beyond the First and Main area and above the Escalante River. First and Main was our fall 2006 and fall 2011 destination.

  • Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    Leader: 
    Daniel Creveling
    Telephone: 
    858-705-0897
    Date: 
    Thu, 2019-09-26
    Leader Email: 
    dancrev@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    After a year off of this popular LAM trip, I'm excited to get back to Zion National Park for some canyoneering. I hope you will join me! The 2019 dates are September 26th to October 1st. The first and last days are considered travel days, and the four days between are canyoneering days.

    In order to keep this trip notification short (I tend to write very long ones), I have put all of the general trip information on my website at http://www.canyoneeringnm.org/lam-zion-trip

  • Moab Bike/Hike/Explore week November 2019

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-11-09
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the eleventh edition of our successful hike/explore/bike 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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