Sept 2016

September 11. Mount Bullard. Carl Reese is leading a trip up Mount Bullard. This is a fairly long day that does not require technical gear. There is a stream crossing and some bushwhacking. The views from the top are grand. If interested, contact Carl by 6PM Saturday, Sept 10. 723-9323

September 25. MerWitch Cliff and other Amalga Cliffs. Carl Reese is organizing a day out climbing and exploring rock climbing cliffs near Amalga. We already have done some work in the area. The weather calls for some showers on Sunday and whether we climb or brush out a trail will depend on conditions. If interested, contact Carl by 6PM Saturday, Sept 24. 723-9323.

September 27, 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.

July/August Calendar

July 7-27 Developing a new set of cliffs near Amalga Harbor. A couple cliffs were already cleaned and set for top rope by Ammon McNeely so you may want to bring your climbing shoes but there are a lot more that can be developed. The cliffs are called the Merwitch Cliffs because the landscape and the sea can make you think of mermaids and witches. The goal is to go out there and clean and drill some bolts. Call or text Carl for more info 723-9323.  We plan to meet at the SAGA Eagle Valley Center at 5PM and you can walk from there. Some people may go out earlier. You will need a harness and ATC at a minimum. If you own a rope, drill, wire brush, and/or scraping tools. I like to clean with a hoe and wire brush. Call or Text Carl if you plan to go. 723-9323

7-28 Basic compass map altimeter session. Burton is leading a basic compass map altimeter session in the evening. 6 PM marine park on wharf bring compass topo and altimeter if you have but come regardless. Focus would be on traditional non electronic non battery dependent applications.

8-6 Mendenhall Glacier, explore some new ice caves and do some ice climbing. Contact Pete for more infor prb518@gmail.com

June Calendar 2016

June 7, Evening hike up Ben Stewart. Meet at the Eaglecrest parking lot at 6PM rain or shine. Look for Carl

June 18 The club plans a solstice hike at night on Clark’s Traverse (Gastineau-Roberts-Sheep-Clark-Perseverance Trail). Carl is leading a hike on June 18-19 at night. There is close to a full moon and it is three days away from solstice. The sun will set and rise without getting completely dark, especially on a mountain top. The traverse should take about 8 hours. We plan to start in the evening and by done by about 4 AM.  Contact Carl by Saturday at 6PM if you are interested.  723-9323

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June 22. Rope and rappelling skills practice. Cliffs on Fritz Cove Road. Pete Boyd is leading a practice of rappelling skills including more advanced ways of backing up your rap. You will need a harness and ATC at a minimum. Contact Pete by 7PM June 21st prb518@gmail.com . He needs to know in advance how many people are coming. This is weather dependent.

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June 28. Evening hike up Salmon Creek.  Meet at the Salmon Creek trailhead at 6PM rain or shine. Look for Pete.

Future Plans. We discussed a trip to Split Thumb this summer, an overnighter to Upper Nugget Basin this summer, an overnighter to Mount Ernest Gruening this summer, and a climbing/ski trip up Mount Wrather next winter. The dates for these have not been set. ???????????????????????????????

April/May Calendar

April 23. Mount Juneau/Granite Basin Loop. Dani Evenson is leading a trip up the Juneau Ridge/Granite Basin loop this Saturday. This is a moderate climb and snow shoes may be helpful depending on conditions.   Contact Dani by 7PM Friday April 22 if interested.dani_evenson@yahoo.com

May 21 . Clark’s Traverse. Carl is leading a hike/climb up Clark’s Traverse. This is a climb going Mount Roberts to Sheep Mt to Mt Clark and returning Perseverance Trail.  It’s a fairly long day. Ice axe or trekking poles and ice grippers could help as there is often snow up high. If you are interested call Carl by 7 PM Friday May 20th. 723-9323

May 31 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.

Feb/ March calendar 2016

February 27th, Mt McGinnis winter 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. Sunday is a backup day. If you are interested contact Carl (723-9323) before 7PM February 26th.

March 5. Ice Axe/self arrest practice.  We are going to practice self arrest with an ice axe from 3:45 PM til dark (6PM) at Eaglecrest.  We will find a nice slope and fall down it with the goal of practicing self arrest. No experience necessary. Note, Hooter, Ptarmigan, and Black Bear chairs are closed due to low snow so we will walk up. Try to bring an ice axe but we can share if you don’t have one. Meet Carl by the Porcupine Lodge at 3:45PM.

March 6. Mount Jumbo. Dani Evenson is leading a trip up Mount Jumbo. This is a moderate climb. Depending on snow conditions, snow shoes, crampons, and ice axe may be needed. Some people have done this on backcountry ski gear or split board.  For more into contact Dani by 7PM Saturday March 5 if interesteddani_evenson@yahoo.com . 

March 12-13. GrandChild Peaks backcountry ski overnighter. Carl Reese and Jessica Landry are leading a trip to the Grandchild Peaks. We are doing this as both an overnighter and a day trip. Carl is going up for the day, skiing some laps, and heading back down. Jessica is camping up there over night. If the weather permits this will be an overnight trip that will involve winter camping.  Talk to the trip leaders about gear and preparedness. It’s a moderate trip but you don’t want to find yourself at snowline unprepared for conditions. Avalanche gear and an understanding of how to use them may be needed as well depending on snow conditions.

If interested contact Carl 723-9323 or Jessica 723-0750 before March 11th at 7PM.  The trip is weather dependent.

March 17. Rock Climbing at the Sea Cliffs. The weather is looking good this afternoon so we canceled Thursday climbing at the Rock Dump and plan to go to the Sea Cliffs and climb. We plan to meet at Gonzo’s (the old Waffle Co.) and head out the road from there. You will need a harness and climbing shoes at a minimum. If you have other gear you could bring that. The Sea Cliffs have top ropes sites so no experience is needed.  If interested contact Carl 723-9323

March 20. West Peak –Bob is leading a trip up West Peak. This is a moderate climb and equipment needed depends upon conditions.  If interested call Bob before 7PM Saturday March 19th. 500-7950.

April 13. Monthly meeting OUTSIDE at 5:30 PM. We plan to have our monthly meeting at the Sea Cliffs. Usually our monthly meetings are indoors but we are trying something outside this time. We plan to meet at GONZO (old Waffle Co) at 5:30 and carpool out the road. Wednesday evening is supposed to have reasonable weather and it’s nice out there even if you don’t want to climb.  If you want to climb, no experience needed. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks. If you plan on going, call or text Carl first. 723-9323

 

 

January-Februay Calendar

January 17, Mount Troy Backcountry ski. Carl Reese is leading a back country ski trip up Mount Troy.   Must have backcountry gear like skis with skins, splitboard, or snow shoes and beacon, shovel, and probe. If interested contact Carl before 7PM Friday. 723-9323

January 23, Mt McGinnis winter climb. Postponed to February 27.

January 30. Couloir Climb. Dani Evenson is leading a climb up a couloir. The location depends on weather and conditions. This will require technical gear and you should contact Dani first to discuss the trip. Contact Dani by Friday 7PM January 29. 350-4350,dani_evenson@yahoo.com

February 4.  Somewhat Serious Monkey Climbing.  We meet at the Rock Dump to make a somewhat serious attempt to climb like monkeys. 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.  Pete and Carl are instigating. We meet at 5:30 PM. No experience necessary.  You can rent shoes for $3 and they will loan you a harness for free. If you do not have a pass the Rock Dump costs $13. All are welcome and no previous experience necessary. We are probably going to do this every Thursday. 

February 6. Spaulding Meadows – Peterson Lake Traverse. Postponed, trip leader out of town.

February 11. Backcountry Film Festival. This isn’t a Juneau Alpine Club event but it fits the likes of many of you.  It’s at Rockwell on Thursday at 7PM. LINK. Somewhat Serious Monkey Climbing is postponed this week.

Feb 13-15: Eagle Glacier Cabin long weekend. The club has the cabin Friday and Saturday nights.  Anyone interested in staying at the Eagle Glacier Cabin that weekend must call Katt Turley (organizer) at 988-5288 by Feb 9 by 6 PM to get details and to let her know you will be there (very important). Day hikers are welcome any day.  Space is limited.

February 23 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.

 

December Calendar

December 10.  Meet to climb at the Rock Dump at 5:30 PM. No experience necessary.  Look for Pete Boyd when you get to the Dump. You can rent shoes for $3 and they will loan you a harness for free. If you do not have a pass the Rock Dump costs $13. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.

Friday DEC 11, 2015, 6:00 PM This is not a Juneau Alpine Club event but it is very pertinent to most of us. Southeast Alaska Snow & Avalanche Workshop. Rockwell Ballroom $15.00 at the door. Doors open at 5:00 PM. The full agenda is HERE.  

Sunday December 13. Backcountry Ski Trip. Carl Reese is leading a back country ski trip up Fish Creek Knob and/or the Fred Meyer bowl.   Must have backcountry gear like skis with skins, splitboard, or snow shoes and beacon, shovel, and probe. If interested contact Carl before 7PM Saturday. 723-9323

December 26-27. Winter Camping. Dani Evenson is leading a winter camping trip. The location is yet to be determined and will be determined to some extent by the weather. Contact Dani before Christmas if interested.  dani_evenson@yahoo.com .

January  5 Monthly meeting at the McGivney’s at 6:30 PM. We will plan upcoming climbs and hikes. All are welcome. Come with ideas or to meet other mountaineering folks.