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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

Accidents in North American Mountaineering - What We Have Learned

Wed, 2012-10-17

Jed Williamson knows how people get into trouble in the mountains. He has been the chair of the Safety Advisory Council and the editor of the American Alpine Club’s annual report Accidents in North American Mountaineering since 1974.  On Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, Jed Williamson will present an overview of his vast knowledge of moving through the mountains with other people, what works and what goes wrong.


How I learned to lead “Priedhorsky moderate”: Forty canyon adventures from age 10

Wed, 2012-09-19


On Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Fuller Lodge, Reid Priedhorsky will tell stories of his forty adventures on the Colorado Plateau.


Dark Canyon, 1989


Dorthy Hoard on the Caldera Loop Trail

Wed, 2012-08-15

The Valles Caldera Deserves a Rim Trail


The Valles Caldera deserves a trail around its rim. On Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Fuller Lodge, Dorothy Hoard will tell of her 12-year still unfinished odyssey to make the dream a reality.


Peakbagging in New England and where it brought me

Wed, 2012-07-18

Although not internationally known for its mountain hiking, New England has a surprising quality and variety of small ranges and moderate peaks. The naturally obsessive tend towards a tradition of bagging peaks meeting certain criteria, of which the New Hampshire Fours are probably the most well-known. I'll share my adventures climbing the hundred highest peaks in New England, with some relevant local history and a dash of light geology. Peakbagging naturally lead me to other outdoor pursuits and concerns in an environment that has seen heavy use for a century and a half.


The Geology of Climbing: How the Rocks Make the Routes

Wed, 2012-06-20

Los Alamos Mountaineers SWAP MEET is Wednesday, June 20 at Fuller Lodge from 6:45 to 7:30 pm

Doug Shepherd - "Winter Alpine Climbing: The Idiot's Guide to Self-Abuse"

Wed, 2012-05-16


LAM Club business starts at 7:30. Presentation at 8:00.

"Winter Alpine Climbing: The Idiot's Guide to Self-Abuse"


Doug Shepherd, in his own words:

Adventures in the Juneau Icefields

Wed, 2012-04-18

Matt Heavner

Matt Heavner will describe the Juneau Icefield in Southeast Alaska. Anyone who has visited the city of Juneau, Alaska has very likely visited the Mendenhall Glacier, which is just the very tip of the icefield. The Juneau icefield is the fifth-largest ice field in the Western Hemisphere extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

March 21, 2012 - Dennis Brandt

Wed, 2012-03-21

The White Rim of Canyonlands National Park


February 15, 2012 - "Stone Calendars of the Southwest"


February 15, 2012

"Stone Calendars of the Southwest"

by Ron Barber


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