Activities and Positions Held:
Past President, 2010 Board.
2009 LAM President.
Vice President and Climbing School Director.
of his LAM trip reports are
Dennis has been
involved in mountaineering activities for the past 37 years.
His first trip was a Grand Canyon backcountry adventure in 1973
lead by Merlin Wheeler. Dennis took the Los Alamos
Mountaineers climbing school in 1974 and has been continuously
involved in outdoor activities ever since. His Early
Mountaineering experiences focused on Arizona canyon trips,
local rock climbing, climbing Colorado's 14ers, climbing
volcanoes in Mexico, mountaineering in the Pacific Northwest and
caving in southern New Mexico.
A few other
details about Dennis:
He took up
whitewater kayaking and canoeing in the late 1980s and the
1990s. Boating and alpine skiing being his main interests
at this time, he became less active in the Mountaineers.
He renewed his
Mountaineers involvement in recent years by participating in
winter hut and yurt trips, mountain bike trips, backpacking
trips, and in Bill Priedhorsky's wonderful canyon trips.
Dennis is not currently a rock climber but he maintains an
interest in mountain climbing, several forms of skiing, white
water boating, mountain biking, backpacking and day hiking.
Dennis is a general outdoorsman and mountaineer who is competent
at many activities but not necessarily an expert at any.
retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after 35 years of
work in various aspects of nuclear material management.
This is Dennis'
second stint as President, having previously filled this role in
1987. He also taught the climbing school in 1986.
Hopefully his past experiences with the club will provide some
useful perspective now.