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Future program presenters are requested to send the Programs Chair (officer list here) brief write-ups of your intended presentations and one or two representative photos. This information will be posted on the webpage and included in the local newspapers, handouts, and posters. Note that future presentations are listed as well, if we have the details. Presentations predating this website can be found here

“Ancient Relics,” 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 21, at Fuller Lodge

Wed, 2014-05-21

For those who like to get off the beaten path there are endless discoveries awaiting in the desert southwest.

Outdoor adventurist Dave Rice has spent more than 50 years exploring the outdoors and following his interest in Native American archaeology. At the May meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Rice will describe several sites that are easily accessible from Los Alamos and the discoveries a visitor might find there.

Canyoneering Adventures & Technique with Rich Carlson

Wed, 2014-04-16

Wednesday, April 16st at 7:00pm
Fuller Lodge
The Los Alamos Mountaineers are pleased to welcome Rich Carlson for an evening of canyoneering and technical expertise. Rich will give a general introduction to canyoneering, what it is and the basic skills and tools required to navigate canyons safely. He will then focus on a recent canyoning trip to Nepal which will show you the hidden treasures that canyoneering unlocks for adventurers, and why more and more people are getting hooked on canyoneering every year.

Mountaineering Ecuador's Cotopaxi Volcano

Wed, 2014-03-19

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:00pm

Fuller Lodge

The Los Alamos Mountaineers are pleased to welcome Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier for an exciting evening of mountaineering in Ecuador. Kelly and Don recently returned from Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Kelly and Don will talk about the acclimatization efforts and rewards, ice training, and share a bit of Ecuadorian travelog from the Indian markets to the hapless but tasty cuy. This will be an exciting night for all!

The southern realms: Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica, and Tierra del Fuego

Wed, 2014-02-19

Please join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for an evening with Bill Priedhorsky and Melissa Bartlett as they share their unique perspectives, as mountaineer and artist, of Antarctica, the 7th continent.

Trekking and Touring in Iceland

Wed, 2014-01-15

An evening with Mario Schillaci

Come learn about the natural history of Iceland as Mario Schillaci recounts his 6 day, 50 mile trek across Iceland. Mario tells a story of adventure travel—complete with mountain huts, a steady ascent from sea level along fast-flowing rivers to spectacular waterfalls, passing between glaciers to descend into wooded valleys with unusual rock formations, and finally fording rivers in a surreal landscape shaped by volcanoes.

Potpourri for the Soul – and the Belly!

Wed, 2013-12-18

The December meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers features a potpourri of food and fantastically short but fascinating presentations.

The Rio Grande Gorge Trail, Larry Hersman

Wed, 2013-11-20

The Rio Grande Gorge, 800 feet deep


Valerie Mendenhall Cohen presents Woman on the Rocks

Wed, 2013-10-16

Mountaineers Program October 16, 2013

Author Valerie Mendenhall Cohen will read from her book about her mother, Ruth Dyar Mendenhall – Woman on the Rocks:  The Mountaineering Letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall (book introduction by Royal Robbins: Spotted Dog Press, 2007).

Valerie Cohen, Desolation Canyon, Death Valley


What Could Go Wrong - Stories of Accidents and Near-Misses on Trips

Wed, 2013-09-25

Note new time, different week, different place: Dinner at 6 PM, meeting at 7, Pajarito Mountain Lodge
Each year the Mountaineers have a safety-oriented meeting.  These can be fun, or they can be boring. To make this year's program FUN, we are holding a dinner meeting at Pajarito Mountain on September 25 - the FOURTH Wednesday of September.  Note the change of TIME and PLACE.

Canyoneering in Zion National Park The Story of Los Alamos Mountaineers’ July 2013 Trip

Wed, 2013-08-21

Note new meeting time: 7:00 PM
The Los Alamos Mountaineers traveled to Zion National Park for a canyoneering adventure, July 11-16.  The trip was led and organized by Dan Creveling.  More than two dozen people participated, dividing into smaller parties to explore a wide variety of canyons (Pine Creek, Birch Hollow, Subway, Echo, Keyhole, Behunin).  The days were long and strenuous, leaving the participants tired but excited.


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