Second Ascent Event

»Posted on Feb 25, 2014

This year Second Ascent has opened its student sale to all BOEALPS Members & is hosting a special evening just for us. Second Ascent has invited another local – Seattle Manufacturing Company. SMC plans to show us a stress test and demonstrate its equipment. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

When: Thursday March 13th 2014 @ 7-9:30pm
Where: Second Ascent, 5209 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
What: gear, food, beer, climbing engineers, discounts on gear

2014 ICC Applications

»Posted on Feb 4, 2014

BOEALPS Intermediate Climbing Class

The Boeing Employee’s Alpine Society Intermediate Climbing Class expands the physical, mental and technical limits of those who wish to challenge themselves in the alpine environment.

In an intensive, hands‐on environment, you will learn the skills and gain the experience necessary for you to be self-sufficient on intermediate‐level alpine climbs. Skills you will learn include:

  • Leading traditional, multi‐pitch rock climbing
  • Steep Snow and Ice Climbing
  • Self‐rescue techniques
  • Weekend alpine and expedition climb planning

Class outings are approximately every other weekend from middle of March to the end of August, plus classroom sessions every other Monday evening. Students are expected to be in excellent physical condition and have some technical climbing experience beyond that gained in the basic climbing class.

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 9th
1st Classroom Session: Monday, March 24th

For more information, please contact Evelyne Van Ingelghem
Click Here to apply!

Winthrop Ski Trip 2014

»Posted on Jan 16, 2014

Date: Feb. 21st to 24th

Location: A Bend in the River Lodge

Cost: $185

Click HERE to RSVP!

Snow is finally on the forecast and as usual we will be having the annual Winthrop Snowshoe & Ski Weekend.
We have reserved A Bend in the River Lodge again this year over the last weekend next month, February 21th – 24th (Check-in Friday after 4pm and check-out Monday by 11am).

This is a great opportunity to explore new places on snowshoe, cross country skis, alpine touring or even SKI THE LOUP (depending on snow fall).

The Lodge has beds for 30. The cost is $185 per person this year. The outing organizers provide food & planning for breakfast & dinner. Prep is a group effort by volunteers. Lunches (not provided) are on your own.

What’s Included:
3 nights lodging
Saturday breakfast & dinner
Sunday breakfast & dinner
Monday breakfast

Josh Lodge, Activities Chair

BC Ski Weekend

»Posted on Jan 8, 2014

BOEALPS has booked a 26 person cabin near Glacier, WA for the weekend of March 7-9th. We are calling it a Backcountry Ski weekend, but anyone can come whether you want to snow shoe, cross country ski, ice climb, snow kayak, go to the baker ski area, or just have a few cold ones.

We may be able to have an AAIRE Level I Avy Class through the American Alpine Institute with the classroom sessions on two weeknights in Seattle. Please indicate if you are interested in that.

Your ticket to an epicness will cost $95 per person for members and $100 per person for non members. Please note that this cabin has only queen sized beds but the good news is that a queen sized bed is bigger than most 2 person tents…or there are plenty of couches I think. The amount of food provided will depend on how many people come due to the pricing structure of the cabin.

To reserve a spot please contact Bill Waltke at

2013 Photo Contest

»Posted on Nov 20, 2013

[Please note the event date change AND photo submission date change]

The BOEALPS 2013 photo contest is now underway! This year photos will be submitted and voted online.

We are also planning to have a guest speaker on December 11th and will announce the winners at that time.


When: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

Where: Boeing 2‐22 building (7775 East Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108)

Speaker: Ian Bondi


Submit photos by Dec. 6th.

Click HERE for more details!