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Monthly Program:

Dr. Laura Marsh will chronicle her 4-month expedition into the flooded depths of the Amazon rainforest seeking a particular species of saki monkey that had not been seen since the 1930’s.

Date: 
Tue, 2019-02-26

Along with a team of international researchers, local guides, conservationists and photographers, endured difficult conditions on their quest; they often got up before dawn, put on heavy long pants, long sleeves, boots and hat in 100%
humidity and up to mid-90 degrees to go slogging through various habitats, covered in
biting insects and mud. And often in heavy pouring rain so intense that their field work had
to cease. Sometimes the researchers had to swim across channels in all of their clothes
with all of their gear. The researchers also learned about hunting, fishing, and forest use by the local people.

The monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the planetarium of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)  2600 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Social at 6:45.  Reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:05pm.   Program to follow.

Visitors are always welcome!  Free refreshments!

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.
  • Caldera Crossing

    Leader: 
    Scott Baily
    Telephone: 
    505652-4534
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-02-23
    Leader Email: 
    scottb1234@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    The tour starts from the west end of the ski area parking lot, follows the nordic tracks past Canada Bonito, and descends into the Valle de los Posos on Pipeline Road.  Then we travel West through the Valle de Los Posos and continue to the Jemez Hot Springs, then finally ski out to La Cueva.

    This is a roughly 25-mile-long trip.  It requires an intermediate level of cross-country ski touring experience, and includes a DIFFICULT or MODERATE (depending on snow cover) one-mile-long descent (with 4 or more downed trees) on a narrow jeep road.

  • Canyoneering Ground School

    Leader: 
    Brett Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-500-4307
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-03-30
    Leader Email: 
    brettmk@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Hi all:

    Where: Brett & Kate Kettering's home. Call or email for the address.

    When: 3/30/19, 9am - early afternoon, depending on speed we can cover material.

  • Pajarito Gorge Canyoneering

    Leader: 
    Brett Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-500-4307
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-04-13
    Leader Email: 
    brettmk@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Prerequisite: Competent rapeller.

    Where: Pajarito Gorge. Trailhead is at the end of Kimberley Lane in White Rock. Parking is limited, so carpool if you can.

    When: 4/13/19, 9am - early afternoon, depending on speed we can move the group through the canyon.

  • 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.

  • El Salto Falls Canyoneering

    Leader: 
    Brett Kettering
    Telephone: 
    505-500-4307
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-05-11
    Leader Email: 
    brettmk@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Strenuous
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Prerequisite: Competent rapeller.

    Where: The southeast corner of the Taos Walmart parking lot, 926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571, USA. Parking at the trailhead is limited and there is a fee per car, so carpool if you can. We'll further load cars at the Walmart.

    When: 5/11/19, 10am (at Taos Walmart) - early afternoon, depending on speed we can move the group through the canyon.

  • 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,

  • 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

  • Ladder Canyon, llama drop trip, September 28-October 6, 2019

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-09-28
    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.

  • 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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