Mountain Photography Course 2018

»Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Join BoeAlps for our first annual Mountain Photography Course presented by professional adventure photographer, Ian Bondi. This two plus day comprehensive course will introduce participants to basic and advanced techniques for photographing in the mountains with both DSLR’s and mobile phone cameras, action photography tips, landscape photography times, night photography tips, landscape photography tips, story boarding and editing tips, as well as a peer review. The course will involve an evening classroom session and two days in the field filled with tales, trails, and mishaps of an actual adventure photographer. 

Students will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera system with interchangeable lenses. A tripod would also be useful, but not required.

About the instructor, Ian Bondi. Ian is a Seattle based professional photographer with over 14 years experience. During is career, he has photographed for a variety of national brands on location in over 40 states and several countries around the world. He is one of two individuals to hold the position of REI’s Worldwide Location Photographer. His portfolio can be found at 


What: Photography Course

When: Classroom Session October 2nd + Field Session October 6th-7th

Where: Classroom Session = Ian’s studio (SODO District) + Field Session = Mt. Baker Area


To sign up click here: 


Applications now open for Winter 2019 Wilderness First Aid Program !

»Posted on Sep 6, 2018

Applications are now OPEN for the Winter 2019 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness First Aid Program (WFA) !

Get all the details on the WFA page, or go straight to the sign-up form

Space is limited so sign up NOW !

2018 Fall Campout

»Posted on Aug 22, 2018

Hello Climbers!

The fall camp out is coming up on September 28th-30th.

This year we will be having the camp out in Leavenworth.  Get some climbing in with your BOEALPS friends before the winter comes.  We have reserved the Eightmile Group Campsites starting Friday the 28th.

What: Fall Campout

When: 9/28-9/30

Where: Eightmile Group Campground, Leavenworth, WA

2018 Alpine Ice Seminar

»Posted on Aug 15, 2018

Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about.  The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on September 15th and 16th.  This is a great opportunity to learn steep snow technique, ice climbing technique and some snow and ice anchors.  Applicants should be Basic Climbing Class graduates or equivalent.  The only personal gear required is a helmet, harness, mountaineering boots, and crampons the rest will be provided.

As always we hope to do a Waterfall Ice Seminar in winter when weather permits but if you want to get on ICE apply early because this is your sure bet.

What: Fall Ice Climbing Seminar
When: Saturday September 15th &  Sunday September 16th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: September 7th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

Bag-It-Night 2018

»Posted on Jun 3, 2018

Hello BOEALPS members!
Have you been pondering over your weekends this summer, wondering what to climb and with who? Well look no further – the annual Bag-It-Night is coming up on June 19th and we hope you will all join us for another fun BOEALPS social. This is an opportunity to both plan and join a variety of different climbs throughout the summer, meet new climbing friends and continue to push yourself!
What:  Bag-It-Night

When:  June 19th 2018

6:30 – 10PM (Last Call 9:45PM)

Where:  Pyramid Alehouse
Ambrose Bittner, will give a presentation at Bag-It-Night on climbing Mount Rainier. Ambrose is the founder and director of the annual Mt. Rainier Climb for Himilayan Children. He is also the former BOEALPS president and former ACC Head Instructor. AND he climbed with Fred Becky. You won’t want to miss an opportunity glean valuable information from him.
Mt Rainer Presentation will start around 8PM
Food and Adult Beverages provided
Parking is complimentary
If you are interested in leading an adventure, don’t feel the need for it to be an ice ax and crampons kind of climb – get creative! It could be a scramble fest like the Sawtooth Traverse, a Larch March through the Enchantments, a summit of Mount Rainier, a costumed climb of a local peak or anything in between. The real purpose is to continue connecting with other club members, to have fun and to put into practice all the amazing skills you have learned in the different BOEALPS classes.
If you are just interested in climbing and letting someone else do the planning then this is also the perfect event for you – all you have to do is come sign up for the climbs that sound fun! Even if we aren’t all in the same classes (BCC, ACC, BRC) we are all part of the BOEALPS community – come share your beta, your experience, your stoke and your passion for climbing with one another.
To sign up for a climb you need:
•A liability form on file (must renew each year). Fill out at this link:
•To graduate from the BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class (BCC) or have equivalent experience
To lead a climb you must be a BOEALPS club member (ie. a Boeing employee or family member)
Questions? Contact the Summer Climb Series Coordinator at