Fall 2017 WRFA Class – Registration now OPEN !

»Posted on Jul 16, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness and Remote First Aid class (WRFA) is open for registration !

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

Remember that a current CPR/AED certification is required in order to take the WRFA class (have we repeated that enough already ?). Note also that this is likely the only WRFA class to be offered by BOEALPS prior to the start of the BCC. Just sayin’…

Space is limited so sign up NOW !



2017 BRC Student and Instructor Applications Are Open

»Posted on Apr 16, 2017

Hey BOEALPS!

The 2017 BRC applications are now live for Students and Intructors!  For more information and to apply, check out the BOEALPS BRC webpage.

The BOEALPS Basic Rock Class (BRC) is designed to bridge the gap between the Basic and Intermediate Climbing Classes. It introduces students to principles of technical rock and basic alpine climbing, allows them to establish mentorship relationships with more experienced climbers through a 1:1 student-to-instructor ratio, and gives them experience in following a trad lead climber who will lay the groundwork for learning to lead after the class.

Skills you will learn include:

  • Following on moderate, technical rock climbing routes (both Sport and Trad)
  • Creating anchors and setting top ropes
  • Climbing alpine multi-pitch routes
  • Becoming more independent trip planners

Class outings are approximately every other weekend from July to August, with classroom sessions the week prior to the weekend outing.  Students are expected to be in good physical condition.

Application Available: NOW!
Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017
Student Announcements: Monday, May 22, 2017
1st Classroom Session: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

For more information, please contact:
Jeff and Priti Wright – email: brc@boealps.org

 Climbing is awesome!

 



2017 Spring Camp Out

»Posted on Apr 13, 2017

The BOEALPS Spring Campout is coming up fast.  Both the BCC and ICC will be in Leavenworth for their outings the weekend of 4/22 and 4/23.  The weather is warming up and the rocks are starting to dry off, so you should come too.

This year because of the lingering snow pack we have booked the Wenatchee Confluence State Park group camp.  We will of course be having our potluck dinner on 4/22, BOEALPS will provide the main dish and guests can bring their favorite dish to share.



2017 Intermediate Climbing Class

»Posted on Jan 24, 2017

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 setting.

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 climbs
  • Steep Snow and Ice Climbing
  • Self‐rescue techniques
  • Alpine and expedition climb planning

Class outings are approximately every other weekend from the end of March to the end of August, with classroom sessions the Monday prior to the weekend outing. Students are expected to be in good physical condition and have some gained climbing experience beyond the basic climbing class.


Application Available: Friday, January 27th

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 5th

First Classroom Session: Monday, March 20th

 

Student Application

Instructor Application

For more information, please contact:
Aaron Nash ‐ e‐mail: ICC@BOEALPS.ORG



2017 Waterfall Ice Seminar

»Posted on Jan 18, 2017

The season for waterfall ice climbing is here and it’s been a great one so far.  If you’ve seen all your friends’ posts online and want to learn how you too can climb frozen waterfalls, the waterfall ice seminar is just for you.  This will be a two day course focusing on high angle ice climbing technique and becoming familiar with the process of leading and following an ice route.  This class builds on the “Alpine Ice Seminar” but the only prerequisite is the Basic Climbing Class or equivalent skills. 
 
The seminar is being held February 4th thru 5th in Lillooet, B.C.

Find out more of the details and sign up on the Ice Seminar page.