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Monthly Program:

A Southern Californian's Forays into Ice and Alpinism

Date: 
Tue, 2019-01-22

Speaker: Jonathan Regele

"As a kid that grew up in southern California, snow was a novelty to me. In late high school and college I became interested in rock climbing and mountaineering. In 1999 I got my first taste of ice and alpinism and there was no turning back. Shortly thereafter I began pursuing technical alpine and water ice climbs with a passion. In this talk, I will tell the story of how I began my climbing career in southern California where snow and ice are hard to find and within the next several years was able to climb many peaks in the Sierras, Cascades, Colorado and Canadian Rockies."

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.
  • Astronomy Potluck and Night Hike

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5054125424
    Date: 
    Tue, 2019-01-15
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    The sign up for this event is thru the PEEC website.  https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=27435

    Join PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler, and Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an astronomy night hike and potluck dinner on Tuesday, January 15.

  • 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!

     

  • Purgatory ski outing Jan. 31-Feb. 3

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    please email
    Date: 
    Thu, 2019-01-31
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Many of the Pajarito season passes have at least 3 free days at Purgatory ski area near Durango, so let's go use them! My rough plan is to head up afternoon or evening on Thursday Jan. 31, ski at Purgatory Friday and Saturday, then either head back to Los Alamos on Sunday Feb. 3, or ski a partial day then head back. Purgatory has a reasonable snow base now (about 40 inches). We will find a place to rent either in Durango or closer to the ski area. Let me know at bill at priedhorsky dot net if you are interested, and we can find a rental house or condo and put together the rental fee.

  • East Fork Jemez Snowshoe

    Leader: 
    Jean Dewart
    Telephone: 
    5054125424
    Date: 
    Sat, 2019-02-02
    Leader Email: 
    jdewart@q.com
    Difficulty: 
    Easy
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Allowed

    Let's do a beginner snowshoe outing on East Fork trail on Saturday Feb 2.  Participants should meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 9:15 a.m. or at the East Fork Trailhead at 10 a.m.

    This is an outing co-sponsored with LAM and PEEC.  Registration is at the PEEC website:  https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=27450

  • Pajarito Mountain to Valle Grande Ski Tour

    Leader: 
    Norbert Ensslin and Zack Baker
    Telephone: 
    505-662-1408
    Date: 
    Sun, 2019-02-10
    Leader Email: 
    Norbert.ensslin@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Advanced
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Leaders:  Norbert Ensslin, norbert.ensslin@gmail.com, Zack Baker, zackbaker@gmail.com
     

  • 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,

  • 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.

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