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2020 Climbing School

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we have canceled the 2020 Climbing School.   And we were totally going to do it!

In the meantime, here are some other climbing resources that you might consider:


Training and Learning Opportunities for Elements of Mountaineering and Other Outdoor Adventures

The Los Alamos Mountaineers Annual Climbing School is cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 world pandemic restrictions. However, please consider other opportunities for learning mountaineering skills. Below are a few examples.

Guiding and Training Services

Visit for a maintained list.

Family Y Climbing Classes on the Wall and Outside

Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque, 505-341-2016

Santa Fe Climbing Center, 505-986-8944

Mountain Skills Rock Guides, LLC (in Taos/Arroyo Seco, 575-776-2222)

REI - (note: all guiding and events are cancelled at this time due to COVID-19)

American Alpine Club -

Suntoucher Mountain Guides, Edgewood, NM

Mountain Project: Mountain Skills Rock Climbing Adventures – Insured guides. Call 575-776-2222

Technical Climbing Section of the New Mexico Mountain Club:,

Taos Mountain Outfitters – 575-758-9292

Canyoning Colorado – Ouray, CO:

Phoenix Wilderness Adventures, AZ

Moab Cliffs & Canyons, Moab, UT – 435-259-3317

Moab Desert Adventures, Moab, UT – 804-814-3872

New Mexico River Adventures – 800-983-7756 in Embudo, NM

Los Rios River Runners (Rafting and Kayaking) – Ranchos De Taos -575-776-8854

Big River Raft Trips – Pilar, NM 575-758-9711


Special Practice and Learning Sessions

Avalanche and Emergency Rescue – Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol (limited availability)

Wilderness Rescue and First Aid- Wilderness Safety Institute

Wilderness First Aid – University of New Mexico First Aid/index.html

Backpacking – REI Coop:

All Terrain Skiing:

10 Must Read Mountain Climbing Books -

Ski Instruction Videos on-line:

Visit Rock Climbing Session schedule in the Los Alamos and White Rock area – Los Alamos Mountaineers

Outdoor Adventure and Wilderness Podcasts:

There are new podcasts developed every year, so search on key words to find a variety of podcasts

Long Underwear; Warren Miller Entertainment

Adventure Deficit

The Adventure Sports Podcast – Mason Gravly

Rock Climbing Doctor, Medical Health Coach

Backpacker Radio

Hike or Die Outdoor Adventure Podcast – Tom Griffin & Craig Brinin of

FieldCraft Survival

Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail – The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis – Steve Adams

She Explores – Ravel Media

Outside Podcast

Into the Wilderness – The Pace Brothers

Summit Podcast: Escape the Ordinary –

Wilderness & Environmental Medicine LIVE – Wilderness Medical

Wilderness Podcast

Stories from the Field: Demystifying Wilderness Therapy – Will White

The Wilderness and Wellness Podcast – Rod Waline

Wilderness Attitude Podcast – Brandon Waddell

Exploring Deep Wilderness – Spaghetti on the Water – Jon Turk

The Wilderness Medic Podcast

Untrammeled! – Wilderness 50

Books and On-Line Reference Information

The Mountaineers Bookstore:

A Falcon Guide Books:

Aron Ralston: Between a Rock and A Hard Place:

Arno Ilgner Books: Mental Training for Climbers -

Richard A. Light: Backpacking the Light Way -

Craig Martin Books: Los Alamos Trails, 100 Hikes in New Mexico, and more -

Michael R. Kelsey: Kelsey Publishing – Canyon and Mountain Guidebooks -

Joan and Gary Salzman: Hiking Adventures in Northern New Mexico -


Road Trip Ryan:

Jennifer Jordan: Savage Summit -

National Ski Patrol: Mountain Travel and Rescue – A Manual for Basic and Advanced Mountaineering Courses -

Doug Scott Books: including New Mexico Slot Canyons and other Mountaineering and Climbing Books

Steve Allen: Canyoneering Books -


Snowshoeing – Best Snowshoeing Trails in New Mexico:

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