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Monthly Program:

Christmas Day on the Roof of the Americas

Date: 
Tue, 2016-09-27

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.

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 7:00pm.   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.

 

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2017 Climbing School runs from March 30st through May 6th.
 
Registration must be received by March 20th.

(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:

  • 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.
  • Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    Leader: 
    Daniel Creveling
    Telephone: 
    858-705-0897
    Date: 
    Thu, 2016-09-29
    Leader Email: 
    dancrev@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Canyoneering in Zion National Park
    (A 2016 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

    Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two days)
    Trip to Zion National Park: September 29th - October 4th
    Trip Leader: Daniel Creveling
     

  • Improve your mountain biking skills

    Leader: 
    Annette Weyrauch and Mari Jorgensen
    Telephone: 
    505-662-3585
    Date: 
    Sat, 2016-10-01
    Leader Email: 
    aweyrauch18@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    get more comfortable and efficient riding uphill, downhill, lean your bicycle into turns to keep momentum going, use your brake less because speed is your friend in mountain biking: learn how to get over small rocks. 

    Bring your bicycle, helmet, gloves, water and snacks

    Meeting Place: Los Alamos horse stable arena at 10 am (at the east end of the horse stables on North Mesa), will be out at least until noon

  • Escalante, Utah area day hiking, October 8-16, 2016

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    505 412 0376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2016-10-08
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I previously announced a Canyon Country trip for these dates, and am happy to now provide details. We have taken dozens of backpacking and pack trips to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument area over the decades. All of the time, we have been driving past a number of interesting day hikes as we head deeper into the wilderness.

  • Mountain Biking the White Rim Road, Canyonlands

    Leader: 
    Don Krier & Kathleen Gruetzmacher
    Telephone: 
    505-412-9081
    Date: 
    Tue, 2016-10-18
    Leader Email: 
    donathon@cybermesa.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    This is an announcement for an October 2016 White Rim trail Mountain bike ride, October 17 through October 22.  This is an approximately 100 mile mountain bike ride, ridden in 4.5 days with four nights camping, and will be supported by three 4WD vehicles.  The route is very beautiful through southern Utah canyon country.  While good mountain biking skills are required, the route is not particularly technical.  However, the ride from the mesa top down to the White Rim (first day) and the ride up to the mesa top (last day) requires some skill and endurance and/or hike-a-bike.

  • Moab Bike/Hike November 2016

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2016-11-05
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    I would like to announce the eighth edition of our very successful trips to Moab. As I write this, the 2015 trip has recently concluded, and was a great success. The 2014 trip report can be found at http://lamountaineers.org/node/479#comment-57.

     

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