In-Store Event at Mountain Hardwear !

»Posted on Feb 17, 2019

Save the date:  Mountain Hardwear will be hosting a BOEALPS-only sale weekend culminating in a VIP event on Sunday evening March 3rd, at their downtown store on Pine Street 

Why ?  Just to celebrate the partnership we have enjoyed with them for many years, and to celebrate the start of a new season of BOEALPS classes and mountain climbing activities !  For this occasion, Mountain Hardwear – and its sister store Columbia Sportswear – will offer BOEALPS-affiliated members, volunteers, and class participants 30% off on all merchandise, all weekend from Friday March 1st to Sunday March 3rd !

More details to follow, but for now, SAVE THE DATE !

2019 ACC (formerly ICC) Applications NOW OPEN!

»Posted on Jan 1, 2019

Get stoaked for another great year of Alpine Climbing!

The BOEALPS Alpine Climbing Class (ACC) applications are OPEN NOW! Please apply if you want to learn how to competently explore the more rugged, remote, vertical, and amazing alpine environments of the Cascades and beyond.

The ACC is an intensive hands‐on class where you will learn the skills required and gain the experience necessary to tackle intermediate‐level alpine climbs. Skills you will learn include:

  • Leading traditional multi‐pitch rock climbs
  • Steep snow and ice climbing
  • Rescue techniques
  • Alpine climb planning

ACC outings are two days long and roughly every other weekend from mid-March to mid-August, with classroom sessions the Monday prior to each outing.

See the ACC calendar for exact dates. For more info, check out the ACC Webpage.

Application Deadline: Monday, February 4th

Student Announcement: Monday, February 11th

First Classroom Session: Monday, March 18th

Ready to apply? Send in a Student Application today!

If you are qualified to teach the ACC, Instructor Applications are also open! Please fill one out if you are planning on helping out this year.

For more information, please contact the head instructors Russell & Kala.


BOEALPS Instructor Kick-Off

»Posted on Dec 28, 2018

Instructors from all BOEALPS classes are invited to kick off the 2019 season with us at Pyramid. Catch up with old friends, meet other instructors, and find out what’s new for 2019!

Where: Pyramid Alehouse
1201 First Ave S
Seattle, WA 98136

When: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 7 pm

RSVP by January 16th please!


2019 BOEALPS Baker Backcountry Ski Cabin Weekend

»Posted on Dec 22, 2018

Hello Climbers and Skiers,

The Baker backountry ski cabin is open for reservations! Come join two dozen of your friends to enjoy the snow around the Mt Baker ski area and hang out in a giant lodge. Last year we did sell out so don’t wait too long to sign up. We also officially have a van dweller special this year (see below). We call it a backcountry ski weekend but anyone can come no matter what your winter activity of choice is. There are plenty of touring and snowshoeing options from beginner to advanced and the ski area is an option for anyone without AT gear. If you need help finding partners to ski with let me know and I’ll try to coordinate. When: Jan 25 – Jan 27 2019 Where: Glacier, WA Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105 Other important info: Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Be prepared to spend a night on a couch or floor if you don’t share a bed. Breakfast and dinner on Saturday will be provided. Anything leftover will be Sunday breakfast. This is a great opportunity to take an AAIRE level 1 avalanche course offered by the American Alpine Institute out of Bellingham. There is no Boealps discount or organization for this class. Details can be found here: Van Special: If you would like to stay in your van the cost is $25 per person. You still get all the benefits and use of the cabin but just have to sleep in your van. Please email me if you are interested in this option. Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you cancel before Jan 11, 2018. After that I cannot guarantee a refund. Sign up and pay at the link below: Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions. Bill Waltke Boealps Snow Wisperer

2018 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 19, 2018

The 2018 BOEALPS banquet will be held Friday November 16th at the Factory Luxe at the Historic Rainier Brewery. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a surf n turf dinner at 7pm. Don’t worry, there is a veggie friendly option for our non-meat-eater friends! Jerry and Kathy Baillie, who just completed hiking the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be our keynote speakers for the event. Please join us for food and drinks, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and enter for your chance to win cool prizes in the raffle!! Hope to see everyone there!


Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Factory Luxe @ Historic Rainier Brewery
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members


**Please note that the event is a cash bar so please bring those dollars if you plan on
partaking in alcoholic beverages.