2017 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 7, 2017

When: Friday November 3rd, 2017

  • 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00 PM Buffet Dinner

Where:  Seattle Mountaineer’s Lodge

What:  Come join your fellow club members for our annual banquet. 

 

Keynote Speaker will be distinguished alpinist Graham Zimmerman.

 

Sign-up:  Sign up now online. Please RSVP by 10/27.

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2017 Alpine Ice Seminar

»Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about.  The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on October 7th and 8th.  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 October 7th &  Sunday October 8th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: October 4th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

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2017 BOEALPS Fall Camp Out

»Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Hello Climbers!

The fall camp out is coming up on September 29th-30th.

This year we will be having the camp out in the Tieton area.  If you haven’t been before now is a great time to get out with your experienced BOEALPS friends and explore a new place to climb.  We will be getting campsites at the Windy Point Campground on Friday and staying through Sunday.     

 

 

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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 !

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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!

 

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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.

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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

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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. 

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2017 Backcountry Ski Seminar

»Posted on Jan 11, 2017

The BOEALPS Backcountry Ski Seminar is back!
Snow is falling in the mountains and it’s time to get stoked on skiing. If you’ve been thinking about ditching the resort and searching for untracked pow in the backcountry, this class is for you! This seminar is aimed at giving the new backcountry skier all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to plan and carry out their own ski tours.

The class will meet on two days: one night session on Monday, January 23rd, and one day long backcountry tour on Saturday, January 28th.

Course Information and Application
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Photo Contest Voting is Open

»Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Voting has opened and will be accepting votes until January 11th at Midnight.

Photo Contest Voting Page

One submission per person.

Previous Year Photo Contest Winners

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2017 Basic Climbing Class

»Posted on Dec 20, 2016

The BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class (BCC) is a great opportunity to learn the skills that are necessary for basic competence in alpine travel. This course covers at an introductory level everything from proper clothing and route finding to crevasse rescue and glacier travel. If you are new to the outdoors or have outdoor experience but lack the training to go with it, then this course is a must for you!
Class sessions are held on Wednesday evenings, with one-day weekend outings (either Saturday or Sunday) from Mid Feb through June. Note that two full weekend outings are also scheduled during the class (snow camping and graduation climb).

Important Dates:

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2017 Baker Backcountry Weekend

»Posted on Nov 30, 2016

2017 Baker Backcountry Ski Weekend is now open for reservations and our snow pack is off to an good start!
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 let me know and I’ll try to coordinate.

When: Jan 20th – Jan 22nd, 2017
Where: Glacier, WA
Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105
Register and Pay(Form and CC payment)

Other important info:
Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Group food will depend on how many people sign up due to the pricing structure of the lodge. The goal is to provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to take the AAIRE Level 1 Avalanche Course offered by the American Alpine Institute. It consists of a classroom session all day Friday in Bellingham then two field days Sat and Sun at the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel before Jan 5th and receive a guaranteed refund.

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2016 Photo Contest

»Posted on Nov 30, 2016

The BOEALPS 2016 Photo Contest is now underway! Photos will be submitted online and voting for finalists will occur online. Prizes for top finishers! The final voting taking place at the event. Come join us to celebrate another great climbing year. Final voting and prizes will be handed out at the Blue Star Cafe on January 12th, 2017.

Submission deadline is December 20th

When: January 12th, 2017 at 7 PM

Where: Blue Star Cafe

2015 Contest Winners

Please submit photos by midnight December 20th.
Click HERE for more details!

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2016 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Sep 21, 2016

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Please RSVP by October 25th, 2016

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Fall 2016 WRFA Class – Registration now OPEN !

»Posted on Aug 18, 2016

The Fall 2016 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 !

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2016 BRC Applications Are Open

»Posted on May 9, 2016

Hello climbers!

 Climbing is awesome!

The 2016 Basic Rock Climbing Class applications are now open for both students and instructors!

Please see the BRC Class webpage for more details.

 

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2016 ICC Applications Are Open

»Posted on Jan 27, 2016

Hello climbers!

The 2016 Intermediate Climbing Class applications are now open for both students and instructors!

Please see the ICC Class webpage for more details.

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2016 BCC

»Posted on Dec 27, 2015

Signups for the 2016 BOEALPS Basic Climbing Class are right around the corner. Open enrollment starts January 11th, space is limited.

 

This course covers at an introductory level everything from proper clothing and route finding to crevasse rescue and glacier travel. If you are new to the outdoors or have outdoor experience but lack the training to go with it, then this course is a must for you!

 

Check out the BCC Flyer or webpage for more information.

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2015 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 22, 2015

2015 BOEALPS Banquet Flyer

Please RSVP by October 30th, 2015

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2015 Fall Ice Seminar

»Posted on Oct 8, 2015

2015 saw a lack of ice in most of the Cascades. Now is you chance to get back out. Weather you’re coming from BCC or want to build a new skill set on years of climbing this is a great opportunity.


When: Saturday October 24th or October Sunday 25th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier on Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

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2015 Photo Contest

»Posted on Oct 7, 2015

The BOEALPS 2015 Photo Contest is now underway! This year photos will be submitted and voted online. We are also planning to have a guest speaker on November 19th hosted at the Mountain Hardware Store downtown. Winners will be announced at that time.

When: Thursday, November 19th. 7 PM

Where: Seattle Mountain Hardware Store

Guest Speaker: Ian Bondi

Please submit photos by midnight November 1st.
Click HERE for more details!

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Fall 2015 WRFA Class

»Posted on Sep 15, 2015

The classes are only a few weeks away!
Only 5 people registered for CPR/AED, and 9 registered for WRFA.
What are you waiting for? SIGN UP TODAY!

Remember that if you plan on instructing the BCC next year, WRFA meets the requirement of the BCC and this is likely the only WRFA class BOEALPS will be offering prior to BCC.

Application & BOEALPS WRFA page

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Mountain Hardwear Exclusive Community Partner Sale

»Posted on Jun 17, 2015

Join our friends at the Mountain Hardware Store downtown June 24TH – 27th for this exclusive sale. Proof of BOEALPS membership or this ad is required to receive the discount.

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2015 Spring Campout

»Posted on Apr 6, 2015

WHERE: Bridge Creek Campground Group Site
WHEN: FRIDAY MAY 1st TO SUNDAY MAY 3rd
WHO: YOU! ALL GUESTS WELCOME
DETAILS: BOEALPS has rented the group campsite at Bridge Creek Campground on Icicle Creek Road in Leavenworth Friday and Saturday night.

FREE FOOD!
The club will be providing meat options and fixings for Saturday night.
Please bring a side or dessert to share for Saturday. Try to bring something a little creative so we don’t end up with a thousand bags of chips.
As always; BYOB.

CAMPFIRE
FIRE! We all like a big campfire. We’ve asked for 1 bundle per carload of people in the past and that has worked well. We can never have too much wood.

CLIMBING!
In addition to ICC & BCC outing this camp out is a great way to meet members new and old. This is a great opportunity to add a day of climbing and meet new partners.

RSVP
Please let us know you’re coming on our Facebook Event

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2015 ICC Applications

»Posted on Jan 14, 2015

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 8th
1st Classroom Session: Monday, March 23th

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

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2015 ICC Applications

»Posted on Jan 14, 2015

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 8th
1st Classroom Session: Monday, March 23th

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

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2015 Baker Backcountry Ski Weekend

»Posted on Dec 8, 2014

We call it a backcountry ski weekend, but anyone can come no matter what your winter activity of choice is.

Never backcountry skied before?
No problem, there are plenty of beginner friendly slopes here and I’ll help you find someone to show you the basics.

When: Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015
Where: Glacier, WA
Cost: Members $95, Non-Members $100

Other important info:
Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up.
The food situation will depend on how many people sign up due to the pricing structure of the lodge. The goal is to provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday.

This is a great opportunity to take the AAIRE level 1 avalanche course offered by the American Alpine Institute. It consists of a classroom session all day Friday in Bellingham then two field days Sat and Sun at the Mt. Baker ski area.

Cancellation Policy: You can cancel before Jan 16th and receive a refund, after that I cannot garauntee a refund.

Sorry to inform you but the cabin is now full. Email Bill at wwaltke@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.

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2014 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 7, 2014

Please RSVP by October 29th, 2014

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BOEALPS Photo Seminar

»Posted on Sep 26, 2014

WHERE:  Boeing 2-22 Building & Mt. Rainier*
WHEN:  October 16, 18-19, 21 & 23 (See BOEALPS Calendar for details)*
WHO:  You, your interested friends and family!
* Schedule and locations will be weather dependent.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 12th.

DETAILS:
This year BOEALPS is proud to present a Photography Seminar. Raise your skills and experience to make more friends drool over your Facebook or personal photos & get a leg up for our annual Photo Contest. Topics include exposure, composition, post processing and critiques while taking advantage of beautiful Mt. Rainier National Park. All formats and cameras are welcome but an emphasis on shooting raw will increase your skills. Please come familiar with your camera settings.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

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BOEALPS 2014 Fall Campout

»Posted on Sep 10, 2014

What: BOEALPS 2014 Fall Campout
Where: Bridge Creek Group Site – Leavenworth, WA
When: Friday September 26th thru Sunday September 28th
Who: ALL BOEALPS Members, Associates AND their Guests!
Why: Come out to Leavenworth for the weekend and enjoy the company of fellow BOEALPS folks and climb, hike, mountain bike or just relax.
 
Details:
Come join up with other climbers and cap off summer right. If you can, please bring a bundle of wood per car to help keep everyone warm at night.

Please RSVP to activities@boealps.org so that we can ensure food for all. As well don’t hesitate email if you have any questions about the campout itself or need help finding people or places to climb.
 
Free Food!
The club will be providing BBQ smoked brisket and fixings for Saturday night.
PLEASE BRING A SIDE/DESSERT TO SHARE for Saturday Dinner. BYOB.
 
Climbing!
Also, come meet new people that share the same interests as you. I’m sure you be able to find a few climbing partners for the weekend.

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Mountain Hardwear Exclusive Community Partner Sale

»Posted on Jun 23, 2014

Join our friends at the Mountain Hardware Store downtown June 26TH – 29th for this exclusive sale. Proof of BOEALPS membership required to receive the discount.

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2014 Summer Climb Series – Available Climbs

»Posted on Jun 20, 2014

​Bag-It Night participants offered twelve great climbing trips for the summer. The ones who currently still have openings, plus one late addition are as follows:
 

Climb Dates Organizer
   
Abernathy Jun 28-29 Cal Culbertson
Silverstar Jun 28-29 Coleen Kamikawa
Fernow Aug 30-31 Jaime Hale
Thielsen Sep 13-15 Geoff Hill

Interested in any of these trips, or want to organize your own? Email me at scs@boealps.org.

Your Summer Climb Series Coordinator

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2014 BOEBaby Campout

»Posted on Jun 19, 2014

When:  Friday, July 11 (3:00 PM) – Sunday, July 13 (2:00 PM)
Where:  8-mile Campground Group Campsite, Icicle Creek

It's time once again for the annual BOEBaby Campout! This is THE car camping outing for parents who actually still climb, who would like to climb, who have never climbed but have a spouse/partner who does, and those who have vague recollections of climbing before parenthood struck! 
 
Come hang out for a weekend with fellow and former BOEALPers for a fun time telling stories of past climbs, current plans for climbs, stories of what funny/embarrassing things your child has said or done, funny/embarrassing things your partner has said or done, kid chasing, and possibly even a bit of climbing! Kids range in age from teenagers to babies and the great thing is they tend to run around in a pack at the campground, so the older ones look after each other and only a couple of parents are needed to watch the posse of wee ones. There is actually time to have conversations with some of the other parents – no guarantee they won't be uninterrupted conversations, though. 
 
Bring climbing gear, bicycles for the kids, and swim wear for the pool in Leavenworth and the small beach at the other end of the campground. BOEALPers without children are welcome to attend, as long as you have a high tolerance for noise and chaos and don’t mind an early bedtime.
 
There will be a potluck breakfast Sunday morning consisting of pancakes, fruit, sausage and bacon, juice, and LOTS of coffee. If you want to participate in the breakfast, please RSVP to Steve Behrend (steven.d.behrend@gmail.com).

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BOEALPS Spring Campout

»Posted on Apr 29, 2014

WHERE: Bridge Creek Campground Group Site
WHEN: Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th
WHO: YOU! ALL GUESTS WELCOME
WHY: BECAUSE YOU LIKE FUN!
DETAILS: BOEALPS has rented the group campsite at Bridge Creek Campground on Icicle Creek Road in Leavenworth Friday and Saturday night.

FREE FOOD!
The club will be providing meat options and fixings for Saturday night only.
Please bring a side or dessert to share for Saturday. Try to bring something a little creative so we don’t end up with a thousand bags of chips.
As always; BYOB.

CAMPFIRE
FIRE! We all like a big campfire. We’ve asked for 1 bundle per carload of people in the past and that has worked well. We can never have too much wood.

CLIMBING!
In addition to ICC & BCC outing this camp out is a great way to meet members new and old. This is a great opportunity to add a day of climbing and meet new partners.
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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

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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

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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 wwaltke@gmail.com

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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!

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Mountain Hardwear Presents An Evening With Tim Emmett

»Posted on Nov 8, 2013

Mountain Hardwear invites you to a free evening with world-renowned rock and ice climber Tim Emmett !

Wednesday November 20th, 7pm, free and open to the public

At the Seattle Downtown Mountain Hardwear store located at 250 Pine Street, Seattle, WA, 98101

Tim Emmett is an elite rock and ice climber, published author, popular international speaker and accomplished wingsuit pilot. In February 2012, he made a first ascent of ‘Spray On…Top!’ at British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls, dubbed as ‘the hardest ice climbing route in the world’. His recent trips have taken him to Iceland, Pakistan and Canada, in search of new routes, ice and base jumping exit points and a new taste of adrenaline.

For more details, check out the Mountain Hardwear Event Announcement

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2013 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 3, 2013

Friday 1 November 2013

The Mountaineers Clubhouse – Goodman Auditorium
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA, 98115
Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm
Buffet dinner at 7:00 pm
Presentations start at 8:30 pm
Door prizes to follow.

John Pollock and Jerry Baillie
Celebrating 50 years of BOEALPS, climbing, adventures, and friendships.

Please RSVP by 25 October 2013

PDF Flyer: BOEALPS Banquet Flyer

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Seattle Bouldering Project Event

»Posted on Aug 15, 2013

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The Smiley Project Presentation

»Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Want to learn about the 50 Classic Climbs in North America? Come join Mark and Janelle Smiley share their adventures as they chase these amazing routes! To learn more click HERE.

When: Wed. Aug. 14th @ 7.30 PM
Where: Feathered Friends
Cost: $5 (includes 1 raffle ticket to win swag).

 

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BOEALPS 50 Year Event

»Posted on May 22, 2013

We are excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BOEALPS with Mountain Hardwear!
 

Come celebrate BOEALPS 50th anniversary with our friends at Mountain Hardwear. This celebration kicks off the start of the club’s 50th season of mountain climbing.
 

BOEALPS members, as well as students and volunteer instructors (both members and guests), will receive 50% off of their entire purchase! Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your membership card.
 

Date: June 6th 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Seattle Mountain Hardwear Store
 

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50th Anniversary Climb

»Posted on May 14, 2013

50th Anniversary Commemorative Climb

Climbers! This is your opportunity to participate in a sure to be historic climb. Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the climb that led to the formation of our humble climbing club. Plan now to spend Memorial Day weekend driving down to Mt Shasta in northern California!

Details:

  • Destination: Mt. Shasta
  • Date: May 25-27, 2013
  • Climbers: BCC or equivalent skills
  • Questions / Sign-up: Contact Membership

A lot has changed in 50 years. One of those changes is a 10 person party limit on Mt Shasta. Another is the price of gasoline and chartered buses. For these reasons, we will not be able to rent a bus and all climb as one big party. The initial plan is for Sunday May 26 to be summit day. This allows for making the long drive down on Friday night and/or Saturday and the drive back to Seattle on Monday. (The 1963 party did the climb as a one day push with 7000 feet of elevation gain.)

Tentative Itinerary:

  • Friday May 24: Arrive at Bunny Flat trailhead (6880’) stay here or hike in 1.7 miles to horse camp to acclimatize
  • Saturday May 25: Hike up to Helen Lake base camp (10,443’)
  • Sunday May 26: Summit and decend to cars
  • Monday May 27: Drive back to Seattle

You are more than welcome to use this climb plan or do something a little different with Sunday as you summit day. This is often done as a day climb and also a ski decent.

Other Information:
Avalanche Gulch Route Description
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Website

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2013 BRC

»Posted on Apr 22, 2013

Attention potential BRC students and instructors,


It’s time for the BOEALPS Basic Rock Class (BRC)!


The 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.


Click HERE for more information.

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2013 BOEALPS Spring Campout

»Posted on Apr 1, 2013

One of our best events of the year, the BOEALPS Spring Campout is upon us. It is April 19-21 which is about 3 weeks away. We have the Bridge Creek Campground group site reserved (same place as last year) and guests are welcome. The group site is about 100 yards past the big heavy gate which will hopefully be unlocked on time this time. I’ve got 70lbs of pork shoulder to smoke and will also have a few hotdogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers.

Due to the fact that we always have a huge surplus of food this year I am only asking BCC students and instuctors to bring a side item or desert for the potluck. If you bring a dish please bring everything needed to get it onto peoples plates. This isn’t to pick on the BCC, you guys are the only single group thats large enough to feed everyone. Also do NOT bring chips, those that are supposed to bring chips will know about it. I’m trying to cut down on throwing away 15 half finished bags of chips in the morning.

When: April 19-21
Where: Bridge Creek Campground Group Site
What to Bring: The club will provide the main dish for the BBQ. BYOB and a side dish or dessert to share with others (NO CHIPS!).
Who: BOEALPS members and guests

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Fred Beckey Presentation

»Posted on Feb 21, 2013

Climbing legend Fred Beckey will be giving a presentation for BOEALPS on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 PM in the 2-22 building.

I’m not exactly sure what his presentation will be about but its sure to be entertaining. Guests are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Feel free to join the Facebook event so you don’t forget.

Also, the gear seminar is tonight in the 2-22 building so don’t forget about that if you were planning on attending. Bring your gloves to fondle various size and types of carabiners if you like.

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Gear Seminar

»Posted on Feb 13, 2013

BOEALPS is offering the first ever gear seminar in February! This seminar will go over all the hardware required for climbing in the BCC class and beyond. Yes, the BCC already has a gear lecture. But due to time constraints it can’t be very interactive and hands-on. In this class we’ll do things like look at carabiners up close and compare the gate actions without a store employee hovering. We’ll go over all the possible features (and pros/cons) of a harness, helmet, belay device, and more. We’ll also show different ways to mark your gear. You can even bring in your own equipment and we can discuss how it’ll work for the class.

Whether you’ve never worn a harness before or if you already climb in the gym, this class will have something for you. There will also be handouts that will help you along your gear journey —- so don’t worry about being overloaded.

 

Date: February 21st, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Location: Boeing 2-22 Building

Cost: FREE

 

Click HERE to learn more!

 

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2013 ICC

»Posted on Feb 12, 2013

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2013 ICC Student applications are now available online!

 

Check out the BOEALPS ICC web page for full details!
Prospective students should apply today as space is limited!

 

Applications are due by March 3rd, 2013
Please contact the Head Instructor, Luke Shy, with any questions.

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Mountain Hardwear – Seven Summits and Beyond

»Posted on Jan 9, 2013

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