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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
Bicycle Ride to the Gilman Tunnels Ross Lemons Sat, 2014-10-25 This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.  The Gilman tunnels are located in the most scenic section of the Guadalupe River Box.  These tunnels were originally blasted out of the rock in the 1920's for a logging railroad.  The rock is a Precambrian crystalline matrix that is pinkish in color making it a popular area for technical climbing.  The plan is to meet on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM at the Sullivan Field parking...
Ancho Canyon to Red or Blue Dot Trail Hike Jean Dewart Sun, 2014-10-26 Let's hike down to Ancho Rapids in White Rock Canyon on the Rio Grande.  The hike begins from State Route 4 south of White Rock, on the Ancho Springs Trail, then proceeds upstream along the Rio Grande, and then finishes hiking up the Red or Blue Dot Trail to Pajarito Acres or the Overlook Park in White Rock.  The hike is 1100 ft of elevation loss/gain.   If we hike out at Red Dot Trail, the hike is about 6 miles long and will take about 5 hours.  If we hike out at the...
Community Service Opportunity - Diablo Canyon Trail Work and Crag Cleanup Day Jason Halladay in conjunction with Aaron Miller, NMCRAG and the AAC Sun, 2014-11-02 Join the New Mexico Climbers Resource and Advocacy Group (NMCRAG) and the New Mexico section of the American Alpine Club (AAC) for a trail work and crag cleanup day at Diablo Canyon outside of Santa Fe.  We will meet at the main Diablo Canyon parking area/campground on November 2nd at 9am.  Volunteers will be divided into work groups to work a specific section of trail.  Tools will be available and we encourage folks to bring gloves, hats, sturdy shoes, and if you have a good...
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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