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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 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.
  • Moonlight hike at Tsankawi

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5056629592
    Date: 
    Tue, 2018-05-29
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

     

    Sign up for this hike on the PEEC websitee:http://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=23388

  • Jicarita Peak hike to summit

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-06-02
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Jicarita Peak is one of the highest peaks in New Mexico, standing out at the northeast corner of the Pecos Wilderness, and the northernmost of the Truchas complex of peaks that is visible on our eastern skyline. This hike gains 2500 feet in a 5.5 mile jaunt to the summit, then returns along the same route for 11 miles total. We will summit out at 12,835 feet. The trailhead is about a 2 hour drive from Los Alamos. We will leave at 7 AM from Los Alamos, drive to the trailhead, then head for the summit at a modest pace.

  • Santa Fe Baldy via Windsor Trail

    Leader: 
    Martin Staley
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-06-16
    Leader Email: 
    kipnflip@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Join Martin Staley for a local  classic: Santa Fe Baldy via the Windsor Trail. We'll meet at the White Rock Y parking lot on Saturday, June 16th, at 8am, and carpool from there to the trailhead. Santa Fe Baldy, at 12,600' elevation, offers a great forest setting, stream crossings, ands tunning views from the summit. Please let Martin know if you would like to join in.

     

    If the forest is closed due to fire danger, we will consider other options for a strenuous hike with views.

    Distance: 13.5 miles
    Elevation Gain: 3500 feet.

  • Rubber Ducky Float Trip

    Leader: 
    Zack Baker
    Telephone: 
    505-412-5961
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-06-23
    Leader Email: 
    zackbaker@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Join Zack for a Rio Grande floating adventure. We will start at 9am on Saturday June 23 at the Red Dot trailhead, hike down to the river, continue up the river trail to the bottom of the Blue Dot. There, we will stop and enjoy lunch and inflate our floating toys/mattresses/water wings. We will then float back down to the Red Dot, wash off in the clean springs, and hike back to our cars.

     

  • Fool’s Canyon, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, October 6-14, 2018

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2018-10-06
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

     

    Wanted: 7 companions to accompany me as I continue my lifelong exploration of the Canyon Country, and especially the slickrock-rich Escalante country. We will head to a destination that we have never yet visited: Fool’s Canyon, deep in the wilderness beyond Scorpion Gulch, our October 2012 destination.

  • Moab bike/hike Nov. 7-12

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    (505) 412 0376
    Date: 
    Wed, 2018-11-07
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the tenth 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.

  • lower Grand Canyon commercial paddle raft trip May 2019 (respond by Jan 31)

    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

    Dear Mountaineers,

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