April Calendar 2014

April 19. Mount McGinnis Climb. Bob Sylvester will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a difficult climb and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon conditions the trip leader may require avalanche gear.  If you are interested call Bob at (500-7950) before 7PM April 18th.

April 5: Mount Jumbo Climb. Bob Sylvester is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This climb likely require ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry skis could be an option if conditions are right. If you are interested call Bob at 500-7950 before 7PM April 25th.

April 29: Next Monthly Meeting. The next meeting will be held 6:30 PM at the Island Pub in Douglas.

March Calendar 2014

Rock Dump. The club resumes Wednesdays at the Rock Dump again  March 12th.  We meet at 6 PM and generally climb until 8 or so. Wednesday nights are Ladies Night so women get in for 5 bucks but dudes have to pay thirteen. You can rent shoes for $3. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.  Really.  Climbing indoors is a great way to learn climbing skills in a safe environment.

March 15; Spaulding Meadows – Peterson Lake Traverse. Tom Dolan will lead a trip along the traverse that heads up Spaulding meadows past Peterson Lake and back to Glacier Highway. This can be done on cross country skis or snow shoes. It’s not a technical difficult climb but often takes all day. There are great views along the way. – Contact Tom if interested 223-1308 by 7PM Friday March 14th.

 March 22. Mount McGinnis Climb. Carl Reese will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a difficult climb and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon conditions the trip leader may require avalanche gear.  We hope for better weather than when our attempt in January. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM March 21st.

March 29:  Eagle Glacier Cabin overnighter. The club has the cabin for the night.  Tom is the organizer.  Call Tom 223-1308 by 7PM March 28th if interested.

April 5: Mount Jumbo Climb. Carl Reese is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This climb likely require ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry skis could be an option if conditions are right. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM April 4th.

April 7: Next Monthly Meeting. The next meeting will be held 6:30 PM at the Island Pub in Douglas.

February Calendar 2014

Feb 8: Mt Roberts and Sheep Mountain climb. This should require crampons and ice axe.  It’s a moderate climb.  Call Bob at 500-7950 by 7PM Friday.

Feb 14-17: Eagle Glacier Cabin long weekend. The club has the cabin Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights.  Anyone interested in staying at the Eagle Glacier Cabin that weekend must call Katt Adair (organizer) at 988-5288 by Feb 9 to get details and to let her know you will be there (very important). Day hikers are welcome any day.  Space is limited.

Feb 14: Gastineau Peak moonlight climb. It’s a full moon and Bob Sylvester is leading a hike up Gastineau Peak.  This will require ice axe and crampons.  Call Bob at 500-7950.

Feb 15: Mt Jumbo Couloir. Canceled This will require ice axe, crampons, and other technical gear.  It’s a difficult and technical climb. This is the couloir on viewer’s right on Mount Jumbo. This is weather dependent. Call Carl by 7PM Friday Feb 14 if you are interested. 723-9323. 

Feb 22: Peterson Lake Cabin overnighter. The club has the cabin for the night.  Tom is the organizer.  Call Tom by 7PM on Feb 21 if interested.

March 1: Mount Ben Stewart climb/ski.  Mt Ben Stewart is the peak west of Eaglecrest.  We plan to ski or climb it depending upon snow conditions.  This trip depends upon weather and avalanche conditions.  Call Carl by 7PM Friday, Feb 28 if interested.

March 3: The next meeting will be held 6:30-7:30 at the Valley Public Library meeting room.

January 6, 2014 meeting.

The January meeting took place at the Island Pub on Douglas. Present to the meeting were: Carl, Bob, Pete, Keith, Lori, Drew, Doris, Burton, Michelle, and Dani. A new board of directors was elected as follows:

President: Carl Reese

Vice President: Bob Sylvester

Treasurer: Pete Boyd

Secretary: Michelle Rochette

Dues for 2014 were also collected at that time. Please see the calendar for the new added hikes.

January 2014 Calendar of Events

January 11. Mount Troy ski/snowboard. Keith Andrews is leading a trip up Mount Troy. This is a moderate climb that requires back country skis or splitboard. This may also require an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel. Contact Keith by January 10, Friday 7PM at 957-6055.

January 18. Mount McGinnis Winter Climb. Carl is leading a climb up Mount McGinnis. This is a difficult climb that requires crampons, snowshoes, and other back country winter gear.  Contact Carl by 7 PM Friday January 17 for more information at 723-9323

January 21. Mountain skills practice. Dani Evenson is leading a practice session on mountaineering skills at the Rock Dump Tuesday from 6-8 PM.  The practice may cover the following skills but will be tailored to the skill level of the group.

1. Prusiking up/down a free hanging fixed line

2. Prusiking along a low angle traverse (hand line) + clipping thru pro

3. Rapelling (demo on floor 1st) with belay device and munter hitch
4. Escaping a belay.

 If you have any of the following equipment bring climbing shoes, harness, glacier travel gear like biners, ATCs, prussic etc if you have them. If you don’t have this stuff, others can share.  You will need shoes and a harness and these can be rented at the gym. 
Cost: $13 (or $11 with punch card).

January 25. Happy Valley exploration. Drew Maples is leading a trip to explore the valley between McGinnis and Mt Stroller White.  The intent of this trip, in addition to getting outside, is to scout potential winter routes up Mt Stroller White. This is a moderate trip that will require crampons, ice axe, and snowshoes.  If you are interested please contact Drew before 7PM Friday January 24 at 957-0055.

February 3. Monthly Meeting.  The February meeting will be at the downtown library at 6:30 PM.  Come with ideas, to meet others, or listen in. 

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