Purpose and Mission
The Boeing Employees Alpine Society (BOEALPS) was founded in 1963 by a handful of fellow outdoorsmen. The organization offers a year-round program of climbing and social activities for all members. We are primarily a climbing club, but many of our members are active in cross-country and back-country skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, mountain biking, and other outdoor activities.
Our monthly general meetings keep members informed and provide an atmosphere for meeting new friends and socializing with old ones. Many climbs are organized at the monthly meetings. You will see slide shows from speakers on adventures in areas ranging from the Cascades to Mt. Everest.
Each spring BOEALPS offers a Basic Climbing Course that is highly regarded in the Northwest climbing community. Basic techniques in this course open the door to exciting climbs throughout the world. The basic course includes ascents of several local peaks and an overnight graduation climb at the end of the course.
For those who have basic skills and the desire to learn what is involved in climbing some of the more technical and remote routes in the Cascades, BOEALPS also offers an Intermediate Climbing Course.
Other club benefits include a monthly newsletter, equipment check-out, a library, and special classes and seminars offered at a discount to club members.