January/February 2018

January 16. Our next monthly meeting at the Island Pub at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. this is when we build the calendar.

January 18 . Serious (Endurance) Climbing.  We meet at the Rock Dump to make an attempt to climb stronger, The goal is to develop endurance by climbing lots of climbs at an easy level and supplement that with exercises intended to build strength and agility.   Email Pete in advance so he can know who is coming and work out start time, prb518@gmail.com . No experience necessary.  You can rent shoes and they will loan you a harness for free. If you do not have a pass the Rock Dump costs $15. All are welcome and no previous experience necessary.

January 20.  Winter McGinnis Climb. Carl Reese will lead a climb up Mount McGinnis. This climb has been a Juneau Alpine Club standard for a long time. This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. Backcountry ski gear could also work. It’s a strenuous climb and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon snow conditions this trip may require beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them.  If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM  January 19.

January 27. Mt. Troy, with Campout. Brooks Horan and Carl Reese are leading a hike up Mount Troy. Brooks plans to camp out in the alpine Saturday night. The snow pack isn’t adequate for good skiing, though you can bring skis if you want. Carl will head up Saturday and come back down. contact Carl or Brooks 723-9323 or 206 660-4995. Changed from Ben Stewart/Mt Meeks Traverse due to crappy conditions.

February 10. West Peak. Dani Evenson will lead a climb up West Peak.  This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes. It’s a strenuous climb in winter and you should know how to self arrest with an ice axe. Depending upon snow conditions this trip may require beacon, probe, and shovel and an understanding of how to use them.  If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM  February 9. dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

February 17. Dani Evenson will lead a climb, probably up Mount Jumbo up the regular route and traverse into Dan Moller Basin.   This climb requires ice axe, crampons, and snowshoes.  If you are interested contact Dani  dani_evenson@yahoo.com 

March 21. Evening backcountry ski. Carl is leading a trip up Ben Stewart “after work.” We are meeting at the Eaglecrest parking lot at 4:30 to skin up Stewart, do a lap, and ski out.  If you are interested or need more info call or text Carl. 723-9323

March 22.  Annual Meeting and board elections. The Club will provide pizza. Meeting at the Pizzaria Roma 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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