Announcing 2020 Backcountry Ski Seminar !

»Posted on Jan 16, 2020

BOEALPS will host a two-part Backcountry Ski Seminar, with an evening lecture on February 12th, 2020, at the Boeing 2-22 Building, followed by a one-day weekend outing in the backcountry on February 15th.  Visit the seminar page for more details and to sign-up !  Space is limited !

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Announcing BOEALPS Waterfall Ice Climbing Seminars !

»Posted on Jan 10, 2020

BOEALPS will host weekend waterfall ice climbing seminars on January 25-26 2020 and February 8-9 2020, in Lillooet, BC, Canada. See the seminar page for more details, or apply directly here !

Please be aware that these seminars are highly dependent on weather and conditions, as well as being limited on the number of participants. Confirmation will be sent to participants via email a few days before each seminar date.

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Basic Mountaineering Class – 2020 class starting soon!

»Posted on Jan 3, 2020

The BOEALPS Basic Mountaineering Class (BMC) 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!
Check out the BMC page for details!

Important Dates:

Information Session (optional): 7:00pm January 8th, 2020 @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria
Student Applications: Applications will go live on the BMC Page starting at 12:00am (midnight), January 13th. Class spots are limited.
First Class: 7:00pm February 12th, 2020 @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria
Fitness Evaluation:  February 15th, 2020 (start times vary 7am-8am) @ Mt Si

For Instructors:

Instructor Applications available here
Instructor Social: 6:30-10pm January 29th @ Elliott Bay Public House
New Instructor Orientation: Required for all new instructors. 7:00pm February 5th @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria
Fitness Evaluation:  February 15th, 2020 @ Mt Si
Instructor Training: Required for ALL instructors. 7:00pm February 19th @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria

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2020 ACC

»Posted on Dec 22, 2019

Check out the ACC webpage for all the details!
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Only a few spots left for Winter 2020 Wilderness First Aid Program !

»Posted on Dec 3, 2019

There are only a few spots left for the Winter 2020 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness First Aid Program (WFA):  This is the last BOEALPS WFA class before the start of the 2020 BMC/BRC/ACC for you volunteer instructors out there !

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

Space is limited so sign up NOW !

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2019 BOEALPS BANQUET

»Posted on Nov 14, 2019

The 2019 BOEALPS Banquet is a week away !

Tickets are going fast, so get yours TODAY and join us for a night of food, drinks, friends, as we welcome renowned author and big wall climber record holder Hans Florine !

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Factory Luxe @ Historic Rainier Brewery
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members

**Please note that the event is a cash bar so please bring those dollars if you plan on partaking in alcoholic beverages.

Sign-Up!

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Applications now open for Winter 2020 Wilderness First Aid Program !

»Posted on Nov 3, 2019

Applications are now OPEN for the Winter 2020 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 !

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2019 BOEALPS BANQUET

»Posted on Oct 28, 2019

You’re invited to the 2019 BOEALPS Banquet! Join us on Friday November 22nd at the Factory Luxe at the Historic Rainier Brewery for food, drinks, and a chance to catch up on what adventures everyone has gotten into this year. The event will start at 6:00 PM with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and a presentation by our keynote speaker, Hans Florine. Hans has held a number of speed records on The Nose on El Capitan and will have copies of his most recent book “On the Nose” to sell and sign. Hope to see you there for a fun night of friends, food, raffle prizes, and learning what everyone looks like without a helmet on!

Date: November 22, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Factory Luxe @ Historic Rainier Brewery
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members

**Please note that the event is a cash bar so please bring those dollars if you plan on partaking in alcoholic beverages.

Sign-Up!

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Announcing BOEALPS Alpine Ice Climbing Seminar !

»Posted on Oct 11, 2019

BOEALPS volunteers will host a one-day alpine ice climbing seminar on Sunday 20 October 2019, at Mt Baker’s Lower Coleman Glacier.  See the seminar page for more details, or apply directly here !

Please be aware that this seminar is highly dependent on weather and glacier conditions, as well as being limited on the number of participants.  Confirmation will be sent to participants via email a few days before the seminar date.

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BOEALPS 2020 BOARD ELECTIONS !

»Posted on Oct 3, 2019

BOEALPS is hosting an Election Night social event at Black Raven Brewing in Redmond on TUESDAY OCTOBER 8th, 7pm-9pm !

The club will be providing food at Black Raven.  All you have to do is show up, socialize, eat, and vote!  The event is open to members and non-member club guests (those of you who are non-Boeing, but participate in our courses and activities), although only members may vote.  Computers will be available on site for you to cast your vote in the 2020 Board Election.

Also, since the location is so close to the Vertical World indoor climbing gym in Redmond, many of us will be heading there before the social to pull on some plastic!  This part is totally informal, so just show up and look for people you know.

What: Social, 2020 Board Elections & Indoor Climbing

Date: Next Tuesday Oct 8th

When & Where: Climbing at VW Redmond 5-7pm, Social & Voting at Black Raven Brewing Redmond 7-9pm

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Applications now open for Fall 2019 Wilderness First Aid Program !

»Posted on Aug 14, 2019

Applications are now OPEN for the Fall 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 !

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BRC Applications Now Open!

»Posted on Apr 22, 2019

Apply Here!

The BOEALPS Basic Rock Class (BRC) introduces students to multi-pitch trad climbing, and bridges the gap between the BMC and ACC courses. You’ll learn:

  • Crack climbing technique
  • Self-rescue skills
  • Multipitch climbing
  • Anchor building
  • Alpine climbing
  • Much more!
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2019 SPRING CAMPOUT !

»Posted on Apr 10, 2019

Spring is here and it’s time for our annual Spring Campout !

This year because of the lingering snow pack keeping our usual camps inoperable, we have booked the Wenatchee Confluence State Park group camp for Friday night and Saturday night. We will be having a potluck Saturday night, with BOEALPS providing the main dish (with vegetarian option). You can bring a side or dessert to go along (or any dish to share. We also ask for each car to bring a wood bundle for the campfire, if you can.

WHAT: Campout, Food, Fun

WHERE: Wenatchee Confluence State Park Group Camp

WHEN: Friday April 26th – Sunday April 28th

WHO: You! BOEALPS members, volunteers, friends, class participants

Questions? Contact us at activities@boealps.org

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In-Store Event at Mountain Hardwear !…and Miyar Adventures !

»Posted on Feb 17, 2019

As previously announced, Mountain Hardwear – and its sister store Columbia Sportswear – will be offering 30% off of your entire purchase from both stores* from Friday March 1st to Sunday March 3rd, at their downtown store on Pine Street. AND, this sales event will culminate with a BOEALPS VIP shopping night on Sunday March 3rd with:
– Free beer and pizza from 5pm – 6pm
– Stores will remain open until 8pm for BOEALPS only (closed to general public)

* :  Discount offered to 2019 BOEALPS members, affiliated volunteers and class participants, with proof of membership, or coupon (distributed at Feb. 27th BMC class), or name verification from in-store list

Want more options ?

Miyar Adventures & Oufitters in Redmond is inviting you to BOEALPS Beer & Gear Nights !
Friday March 1st and Saturday March 2nd, from 3:30pm to 8pm
That’s right:  free beer and discounts ! **
All puffy jackets 35% off !  All softshell pants 30% off !  All rain jackets 30% off !
4-season boots 25% off !  All other boots 20% off !  All sleeping bags & tents 25% off !
Everything else 20% off ! **

(If you are unable to attend a Beer & Gear Night, discounts will apply all-day at the store from Friday March 1st to Sunday March 3rd)

** :  Discount offered to 2019 BOEALPS members, affiliated volunteers and class participants, with proof of membership, or name verification from in-store list;  Discounts cannot be combined with other sales, promotions or discounts

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2019 ACC (formerly ICC) Applications NOW OPEN!

»Posted on Jan 1, 2019

Get stoaked for another great year of Alpine Climbing!

The BOEALPS Alpine Climbing Class (ACC) applications are OPEN NOW! Please apply if you want to learn how to competently explore the more rugged, remote, vertical, and amazing alpine environments of the Cascades and beyond.

The ACC is an intensive hands‐on class where you will learn the skills required and gain the experience necessary to tackle intermediate‐level alpine climbs. Skills you will learn include:

  • Leading traditional multi‐pitch rock climbs
  • Steep snow and ice climbing
  • Rescue techniques
  • Alpine climb planning

ACC outings are two days long and roughly every other weekend from mid-March to mid-August, with classroom sessions the Monday prior to each outing.


See the ACC calendar for exact dates. For more info, check out the ACC Webpage.


Application Deadline: Monday, February 4th

Student Announcement: Monday, February 11th

First Classroom Session: Monday, March 18th


Ready to apply? Send in a Student Application today!


If you are qualified to teach the ACC, Instructor Applications are also open! Please fill one out if you are planning on helping out this year.


For more information, please contact the head instructors Russell & Kala.

E‐mail: ACC@BOEALPS.ORG

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BOEALPS Instructor Kick-Off

»Posted on Dec 28, 2018

Instructors from all BOEALPS classes are invited to kick off the 2019 season with us at Pyramid. Catch up with old friends, meet other instructors, and find out what’s new for 2019!

Where: Pyramid Alehouse
1201 First Ave S
Seattle, WA 98136

When: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 7 pm

RSVP by January 16th please!


RSVP!
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2019 BOEALPS Baker Backcountry Ski Cabin Weekend

»Posted on Dec 22, 2018

Hello Climbers and Skiers,

The Baker backountry ski cabin is open for reservations! Come join two dozen of your friends to enjoy the snow around the Mt Baker ski area and hang out in a giant lodge. Last year we did sell out so don’t wait too long to sign up. We also officially have a van dweller special this year (see below). 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 to ski with let me know and I’ll try to coordinate. When: Jan 25 – Jan 27 2019 Where: Glacier, WA Cost: Members $100, Non-Members $105 Other important info: Please be aware that the lodge only has queen beds and priority goes to anyone that doubles up. Be prepared to spend a night on a couch or floor if you don’t share a bed. Breakfast and dinner on Saturday will be provided. Anything leftover will be Sunday breakfast. This is a great opportunity to take an AAIRE level 1 avalanche course offered by the American Alpine Institute out of Bellingham. There is no Boealps discount or organization for this class. Details can be found here: http://www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/avalanche-training-aiare-1/ Van Special: If you would like to stay in your van the cost is $25 per person. You still get all the benefits and use of the cabin but just have to sleep in your van. Please email me if you are interested in this option. Cancellation Policy: Full refund if you cancel before Jan 11, 2018. After that I cannot guarantee a refund. Sign up and pay at the link below: https://boealps.wufoo.com/forms/mt-baker-backcountry-ski-weekend/ Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions. Bill Waltke Boealps Snow Wisperer

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2018 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 19, 2018

The 2018 BOEALPS banquet will be held Friday November 16th at the Factory Luxe at the Historic Rainier Brewery. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour followed by a surf n turf dinner at 7pm. Don’t worry, there is a veggie friendly option for our non-meat-eater friends! Jerry and Kathy Baillie, who just completed hiking the entirety of the Pacific Crest Trail, will be our keynote speakers for the event. Please join us for food and drinks, catch up with old friends, make some new ones, and enter for your chance to win cool prizes in the raffle!! Hope to see everyone there!

 

Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Factory Luxe @ Historic Rainier Brewery
Cost: $30 members/$35 non-members

 

**Please note that the event is a cash bar so please bring those dollars if you plan on
partaking in alcoholic beverages.

Sign-Up!

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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 !

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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

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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!

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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.
 
Eligibility
To sign up for a climb you need:
•A liability form on file (must renew each year). Fill out at this link: http://boealps.org/forms/events/release-of-liability-form/
•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 scs@boealps.org
 
Thanks
BOEALPS BOARD
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2018 BOEALPS Basic Rock Class

»Posted on Apr 23, 2018

The 2018 BRC applications are now live for Students and Instructors!  For more information and to apply, check out the BOEALPS BRC webpage (www.boealps.org/courses/brc).

The BOEALPS Basic Rock Class (BRC) is designed to bridge the gap between the Basic and Alpine Climbing Classes. It introduces students to principles of technical rock and basic alpine climbing, allows them to establish mentorship relationships with more experienced climbers.

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 attend all lectures and outings and be in good physical condition.

  • Application Available: NOW!
  • Application Deadline: Monday, May 15th, 2018
  • Student Announcements: Monday, May 30th, 2018
  • 1st Classroom Session: Monday, July 2, 2018

For more information, please contact:

Jean Ruggiero – email: brc@boealps.org

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2018 BOEALPS Adventurers Bash

»Posted on Mar 28, 2018

2018 BOEALPS Adventurers Bash

When: Tuesday April 10th, 2018  7 – 10PM  

Where:  Pyramid Alehouse

What:  Come join your fellow club members and meet this years board.  

Sign-up:  Sign up now online. Please RSVP by 4/8

 

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2018 Backcountry Ski Seminar

»Posted on Jan 11, 2018

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. We will cover different touring equipment (skis, skins, bindings, boots, poles), terrain and route selection, how to set an efficient skin track, backcountry travel techniques, efficient transitions from tour to ski, and more.

The class will meet on two days: one night session during the week to cover concepts and plan a tour, and one day long backcountry tour.

Requirements

  • Participants must be comfortable skiing “blue” runs inbounds in variable snow conditions (powder, hardpack, ice, crust)
  • Alpine Touring, tele, or splitboard gear (owned or rented)
  • Avalanche gear: beacon, shovel, probe (owned or rented)

Course Information

  • Lecture: Monday, February 5th @ 6:30 pm
    • Location: Boeing 2-22 Building
  • Outing: Saturday, February 10th
    • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $35
  • Applications Due: January 31st

Application & Information  

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2018 Intermediate (Alpine) Climbing Class Application Now Open!

»Posted on Jan 8, 2018

The Boeing Employee’s Alpine Society Intermediate Climbing Class expands the physical, mental and technical limits of those who wish to challenge themselves by climbing 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. Please see the ICC calendar for exact dates. Students are expected to be in good physical condition and have gained some climbing experience beyond the basic climbing class.


Application Available: Friday, January 5th

Application Deadline: Sunday, February 4th

First Classroom Session: Monday, March 19th

For more information, check out the ICC webpage.

If you’re ready to apply, send in a Student Application today!

If you are qualified to teach the ICC, Instructor Applications are also open! Please fill one out if you are planning on helping out this year

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

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2018 Basic Climbing Class

»Posted on Dec 29, 2017

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:

Information Session (optional): 7:00pm January 3rd, 2018 @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria
Student Applications: Applications will go live on the BCC Page starting at 5:00am, January 15th. Class spots are limited.
Orientation Class (mandatory): 7:00pm February 7th, 2018 @ Boeing 2-22 Bldg Cafeteria

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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

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

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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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