September 2014 Events

Wednesday September 10: Glacier and mountaineering skills practice. We are meeting at the Mendenhall River Elementary School under the covered basketball court, 5:30 pm to when ever, rain or shine. Will cover basic glacier and mountaineering skills. Topics will depend on who shows up but may cover ascending a rope with prussics, glacier rope team, running belay, escaping a loaded belay, basic knots, etc. Bring any gear you have: harness, rope, carabiners, prussics…NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED.

Location: Covered basketball court at Mendenhall River Elementary School: 9001 Mendenhall Loop Rd. Contact Pete Boyd 907-523-5279 by 7 pm Tues 9/9 if you plan on attending or have any questions.

Contact the trip leader before participating; don’t just show up. Pete needs at least 2 people to confirm they will show up.

September 20. Mount Bullard. Tom Dolan is leading a trip up Mt Bullard. This is a strenuous hike that should take all day, including bushwhacking and route finding. There are great views from the top. Bullard is one of Juneau’s classic climbs. For more info contact Tom at before 7PM Friday September 19th. 907 223-1308

Contact the trip leader before participating in this climb.

September 27.  Ben Stewart to Mount Meek traverse. Carl is leading a traverse across the north end of Douglas Island. The traverse starts at Eaglecrest, climbs Mount Ben Stewart, crosses the ridge line to Mount Meek, and descends a trail to North Douglas Highway. This is a strenuous but non technical climb that will require bushwhacking and route-finding. If you are interested, please contact Carl before 7PM Friday Sept 26th 723 -9323.

Contact the trip leader before participating in this climb.

October 4. Mount Olds. Carl is leading a climb up Mount Olds. Mount Olds is the peak in the foreground in Granite Basin.  This climb shouldn’t require technical gear. The views from the top are spectacular. This is a moderate climb that should take 8-10 hours. If you are interested please contact Tom by 7PM Friday October 3rd. 723-9323

Contact the trip leader before participating in this climb.

Tuesday October 7. Monthly Meeting at the Pizzeria Roma. 7:00 PM. We will plan October’s climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.

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