December and January Calendar and some other stuff

Tuesday December 16: Glacier and mountaineering skills practice. This will be indoors at the Rock Dump.  This event will happen at 5:30 pm to when ever, rain or shine. We will go over ascending a rope with prussics, knots, maybe traveling a fixed line and can try to answer questions from previous sessions. Anyone who was at the last session bring the prussics you tied and we’ll test them out. If you don’t have prussics bring 20 feet of 6mm cord and we’ll set you up. 6 mm cord is available at Foggy Mountain http://www.foggymountainshop.com. You will need a harness and two locking carabiners in addition to the prussics.

If you plan on attending or if you have any questions, contact Pete Boyd, prb518@gmail.com  before participating; don’t just show up. Pete needs at least 2 people to confirm they will show up.

December 27. Davies Creek hike. Katt Adair is leading a trip up Davies Creek. This hike is done on snowshoes or skis. Davies Creek is out the road and follows a drainage toward an impressive icefall. This is a long but not technically difficult hike. Call Katt by 7PM Friday, Dec 26th if interested. 988-5288

January 3. Mount Troy and Naked Man Lake.  Paul is leading a trip up Mount Troy and to lake up the ridge called Naked Man Lake. This is a moderate climb that requires back country skis, splitboard, or snow shoes. You can ski, snowboard, or slide on your butt down the mountain. This may also require an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel. Contact Paul by January 2, Friday 7PM. 586-6709

January 14 .    Indoor climbing at the Rock Dump. We will meet at the Dump at 6PM and climb. No experience necessary. We may practice lead climbing if people are inclined to do so.  Look for Carl when you get to the Dump.  Wednesday nights are Ladies Night so women get in for 7 bucks but dudes have to pay thirteen. You can rent shoes for $3 and they will loan you a harness for free. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

January 24. Tom rented the Windfall lake cabin for Saturday the 24 of January and will probably hike in around 2:00 or 2:30 Saturday afternoon.   Call Tom first to make sure nothing changed.

Tom 907 223 1308

January 31. Mount McGinnis Climb.  Carl Reese will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. The winter McGinnis climb is a long time standard for the club. 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 contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM January 30th.

February 4. Annual Meeting and board elections. The Club will provide pizza. Meeting at the Island Pub. 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. We will also elect board members. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.

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