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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

New Zealand Adventure

Tue, 2018-07-24

Martin Staley will describe his 12/2017-1/2018 adventure trip to New Zealand, covering both islands. Highlights included hiking trips, a backpack, sea kayaking, paragliding, skydiving, sailing, canyoning, and exploring beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, hot springs, mountains, fjords, and glaciers.

"Snow and Ice: Adventures in Scientific Study of our Cold, Cold World..."

Tue, 2018-06-26

Dan Berisford, PhD  Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab will talk about Mountain snowpack:  lifeblood of the American west and water supply for 1 Billion people globally.  For the skier and mountaineer, the snowpack presents a delicate balance of allure and danger.  For the water resource manager, it presents an ill-constrained water storage mechanism.  For the scientist, it presents an incredibly complex challenge to measure, predict, and attempt to understand.  In this talk, we will discuss how snowpack properties are measured with traditional and state-of-the-art technology, as well as

Edgewood Cavern - An Unusual Underground Discovery by John T. M. Lyles

Tue, 2018-05-22

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood, at the southern edge of Santa Fe county near I-40. A water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit. Air pressure from the hole indicated that the void was extensive, likely a large cave. A few years later, the property owner worked with the driller to sink a human-diameter shaft into the ground, using a custom bit. This 128 foot deep shaft was cased and cave explorers were called in, to dig into the passages beyond a blowing crack at the bottom of the shaft.

Exploring Iceland on Skis

Tue, 2018-04-24

Andy Thien will talk about his 2 week trip skiing various locations along the Troll Peninsula enjoying countless waterfalls and jagged peaks along Iceland's extremely scenic coast.

From Tocllaraju to Orizaba: A Year in the Mountains

Tue, 2018-03-27

From Tocllaraju to Orizaba: A Year in the Mountains

Join the Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Ron Morgan about his climbing adventures.

Oh, Canada: Dayhiking the Great White North

Tue, 2018-02-27


Most peaks in the lower 48 can be done in a day. But what about Canada? Access turns out to be much more difficult in our sparsely-populated neighbor to the north, with vast pathless regions reachable only by helicopter. However, many classic peaks in the Selkirks and Rockies can still be done in a day, from the convenient peaks around Rogers Pass and Lake Louise, to Mount Robson, the “great white fright.” Even the more accessible Canadian peaks are wilder and more dramatic than just about anything found in the lower 48, with sheer faces, deep valleys, and big glaciers.

A Month in South Africa: Climbing, cuisine, more climbing, culture, yet more climbing and critters

Tue, 2018-01-23

Sarah and John Gustafson will describe their trip to South Africa in
August 2017, including climbing at Waterfall Boven, consorting with
penguins, cruising for lions, contemplating South African culture, and
consuming exquisite cuisine.

Holiday Potpourri

Wed, 2017-12-20

Los Alamos Mountaineers Potpourri – December 20 2017


The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host their annual Potpourri at Fuller Lodge starting at 6:30PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  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!


Trail Validation and Mapping in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness

Tue, 2017-11-28

Please join us Tuesday, November 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by Dierdre Monroe.

Zion Canyoneering

Tue, 2017-10-24

Please join us Tuesday, October 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a presentation by several local Los Alamos Mountaineers, as they share their annual experience canyoneering in Zion National Park.


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