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Monthly Program:

SOUTH. The Shackleton South Georgia Traverse Centennial Expedition

Date: 
Tue, 2017-07-25

Please join us Tuesday, July 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by
Rich Spritz, as he shares his experience re-creating the Shackleton traverse.

Join us for a recreation of the classic Shackleton voyage. "Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success.” The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17 was a Grand Failure, from which Sir Ernest Shackleton emerged as a great leader. Rich Spritz took part in a National Geographic mini-expedition to re-create the historic Shackleton traverse of South Georgia for the 100th anniversary. Safe return doubtful.

Social at 6:45, reports of recent and upcoming trips at 7:00pm. Program at 7:30pm.

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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!

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 30th through May 6th.
 
Registration must be received by March 20th.

Registration is now open! Go to this page to register.

The climbing school is full!

(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)

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.
  • Manzanita Canyon to Lobo Peak

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-07-29
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Beginner
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Let's try something new! This is a hike to the high ridge north of the Taos Ski Valley road, beginning at 8,400 feet and peaking out at 12,155 feet, with a round-trip distance of 8.6 miles. We will leave Los Alamos at 7:30 AM to try to stay ahead of summer thunderstorms, meeting place to be announced to confirmed participants. This will be new country to me, but I expect spectacular views of Wheeler Peak and the rest of the northern New Mexico high country. If heavy thunderstorms are in the forecast, I will have a variant hike that keeps us off the ridge tops.

  • Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    Leader: 
    Daniel Creveling
    Telephone: 
    858-705-0897
    Date: 
    Thu, 2017-10-05
    Leader Email: 
    dancrev@gmail.com
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    Canyoneering in Zion National Park

    (A 2017 trip of the Los Alamos Mountaineers)

    Pre-Trip Training: TBD (Two days)

    Trip to Zion National Park: October 5th - October 10th

    Trip Leader: Daniel Creveling

  • Moab Bike/Hike week November 2017

    Leader: 
    Bill Priedhorsky
    Telephone: 
    5054120376
    Date: 
    Sat, 2017-11-04
    Leader Email: 
    bill@priedhorsky.net
    Difficulty: 
    Moderate
    Technicality: 
    Intermediate
    Are dogs allowed?: 
    Not allowed

    I would like to announce the ninth edition of our very successful 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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