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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

Climbing in a Granite Paradise: A Stone Monkey's Tales of Big Wall Climbing in Yosemite, presented by Forest Altherr

Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-22

Yosemite National Park is North America's birthplace of big wall rock climbing, and the park's reputation remains global in its reach. Climbers from every continent congregate in this granite mecca annually to live out their dreams on the soaring faces of grey and gold rock. El Capitan captivates the attention of

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.

Three Mountaineer’s Stories: Staycation Ideas from the Mountaineers

Date: 
Tue, 2017-06-27

Please join us Tuesday, May 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by
three local adventurers who seek to spark your passion for the outdoors.

June's monthly meeting theme is "staycation" - things to do in our area during
the summer months. This meeting includes a trio of 15-minute talks on local outdoor
opportunities: Badlands of the San Juan Basin, Great Sand Dunes National Park, and
camping in the Jemez Mountains.

Exploring Lechugilla Cave!

Date: 
Tue, 2017-05-23

Please join us Tuesday, May 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by local James Hunter, as he shares his experience exploring Lechugilla Cave.

Avalanche Forecasting in Northern New Mexico

Date: 
Tue, 2017-04-25

Please join us Tuesday, April 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Andy Bond of the Taos Avalanche Center.

Carrying Less Means More Fun Backpacking

Date: 
Tue, 2017-03-28

Please join us Tuesday, March 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation
by local mountaineer Rick Light.

Rick will present the essence of his backpacking book published in 2015 that sold
1976 copies in its first year. This book helps conventional backpackers to learn
from through-hikers to lighten their packs without sacrificing comfort or safety.

West Canyon Traverse -- An Arizona Adventure

Date: 
Tue, 2017-02-28

Please join us Tuesday, February 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by local mountaineers Norbert Ensslin and Ron Morgan.

Skiing and Climbing from Chamonix to Argentina to Antarctic

Date: 
Tue, 2017-01-24

Please join us Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Alex Mueller.

In late 2014, Alex had the luck of traveling to Antarctica to go ski mountaineering with a team of friends and a boatful of great people. It really was the trip of a lifetime, and is accessible to everybody. As his journey to this point started on a visit to France, he will be showing photos of skiing and climbing from Chamonix, Argentina and Antarctica.

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

Annual Los Alamos Mountaineers Potpourri and Holiday Party!

Date: 
Wed, 2016-12-21

This year, the Mountaineers Potpourri takes place on Wednesday, December 21, starting at 6:30 PM at Fuller's Lodge.

Potpourri is a heavenly stew, consisting of one part potluck and six parts ten-minute talks, simmered slowly in a delicious sauce of conversation and camaraderie. This is by far the most popular Mountaineers meeting of the year. Make your own early New Year's resolution to attend!

Check in at the Membership Table to renew for 2017. Please bring a check or cash - $15 for singles and $20 for couples.

Adventures in the Alps: Mont Blanc and Matterhorn

Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-22

Please join us Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Kelly Gallagher and Don Krier

Several days of acclimatization in the French and Swiss alps were spent climbing peaks and traversing glaciers to prepare for ascents of Mont Blanc and Matterhorn. And, we experienced fabulous weather and good health, and drank quite a bit of Génépi and overidulged on gelato. This talk describes the gorgeous setting and routes for our two weeks of alpine climbing.

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

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