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Next month's program is to be announced! Stay tuned for more details.

 

Monthly Public Meeting and Presentation:
held in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
Social and 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!  Digital projector compliments of Los Alamos National Bank.

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.  Please make sure waivers for participants are current and recorded by the club Secretary prior to your trip.  In addition, the "Los Alamos Mountaineer's Trip Sign-Up Sheet" includes the trip waiver, and should be used for all club sponsored trips.

Trip Leader Awards: The club is grateful to those who lead our outdoor adventures.  As a token of appreciation, our awards will be a series of caps and hats with the Club logo. To encourage first-time trip leaders, we will award a first hat to anyone who leads a Club trip.  In more detail, we 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  Alex Adams, our Equipment Manager, at  alexadamsk2@hotmail.com

 

 

Climbing School Update

 

 

The 2014 Climbing School runs from March 26th through May 4th.
(registration is open for 2014!)

(See Detailed Schedule for more information.)

The class fills quickly with only 25 seats, so early registration is recommended.

This includes 6 Tuesday nights, one Thursday night, and 5 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.

Upcoming Trips

Hints:  You must log in to sign up for trips or to post new trips!  

Title Leader Teaser
Spruce Hole X-C Ski Jean Dewart Sat, 2014-12-20 New snow at Cumbres Pass, let's go X-C skiing!  This is an ~8 mile out/back ski, starting at the Spruce Hole trailhead.  Elevation gain ~800 ft.  The weather looks good on Saturday, so we should have beautiful views of the Blanca massif.   Bring lunch, water, layers of warm clothing, radios if available, skins if available (probably will not need). The days are short, so let's meet at the Sullivan Field parking lot at 7 am.  Send an email to jdewart@q.com if you...
Downhill ski Santa Fe? Taos? Bill Priedhorsky Sun, 2014-12-21 There is a lot more snow on the slopes than there was a couple of weeks ago, so let's give it a go. I'm organizing a day ski trip, probably to Santa Fe, leaving Los Alamos 8:30 AM on Sunday. Let me know if you can join us! Bill
Backcountry ski to Cat Mesa Hoodoo's Michael Altherr Sun, 2015-01-25 This will be a trip jointly offered with PEEC.This is a cross country ski trip to the Cat Mesa Hoodoos overlook from the back gate at Sierra Los Pinos. The trip will be an out and back, with a partial loop requiring moderate skinny skiing skills, and of course SNOW. There is some modest downhill on a road grade that can 'easily' be reversed with scaled skis. The trip is expected to last 3-4 hours. The trip will be limited to 12. Please include your phone number when expressing your...
Muley Twist Canyon/Muley Tanks horse pack May 9-17, 2015 Bill Priedhorsky Sat, 2015-05-09 Lower Muley Twist Canyon (Park Service photo) We had a wonderful trip to the Hall’s Creek Narrows area of the Waterpocket Fold in May 2014, and would like to return to the Waterpocket Fold in the spring of 2015 (Dennis’ photos of the 2014 trip can be found here.) Our next trip will be a horse-supported expedition to the Muley Tanks oasis, which gives us access to the lower end of Muley Twist Canyon and some fantastic sculpted terrain along the Waterpocket Fold. I have no doubt that...
Moab Bike/Hike 2015 Bill Priedhorsky Sat, 2015-11-07 (Note 11/25/14: This trip was announced at the Nov. 19th Mountaineers meeting the old-fashioned way, by announcement to those who were there, and the Moab Retreat House is filling quickly. There remain various options in the house, including a nice bedroom that is available Saturday-Wednesday, one of the family rooms, the infamous Murphy bed, etc.) I would like to announce the seventh edition of our very successful trips to Moab. Our November 2014 trip was wonderful, and we are ready to go...

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