October General Meeting — Oct. 6th

»Posted on Oct 4, 2011

Margaret Wheeler: Backcountry Skiing Adventures!
 
Thursday, October 6, 2011
6:30 PM: Snacks and Socializing
7:00 PM: Margaret Wheeler
Where: Boeing 2‐22 building (7775 East Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108)

 
Margaret guides with Pro Guiding Service for ski mountaineering, alpine, and rock trips, both locally in the Cascades and abroad as well.. An active member of the guiding community, she is an instructor of guide training for the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and serves on its board of directors and as president of the organization. She is involved in avalanche education through her work as an AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) instructor and trainer. In 2006, Margaret became the second woman in the US to complete her full UIAGM guide certification.
 
Your Programs Chairs,
Sam and Shadle


Free Professional Rock Training for Beginners!

»Posted on Sep 27, 2011

WHATFree Professional Rock Training for Beginners!
WHERELEAVENWORTH, WA

WHENSUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011

DETAILS
Since BOEALPS will already be out in Leavenworth for the weekend for the fall campout, here is another opportunity in the area to work on your rock climbing skills.  The American Alpine Institute is looking for volunteers to be mock students for people taking their instructor exams.  They would like you to sing up ahead of time so all needed information can be communicated to you. Below is the message from Jason Martin with some details.

The American Alpine Institute is running an American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Exam on Sunday in Leavenworth. We are currently seeking individuals who would like to play the role of student for the exam candidates on:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011

Primarily we are interested in climbers who haven't spent a great deal of time outdoors. The exam candidates will provide a day's worth of climbing instruction to those who are interested under the supervision of an AMGA Certified Rock Guide for FREE. Mock students will work with the guides from approximately 9am to 4pm. If you need to leave early, that's certainly fine. The ideal "mock client" will have rock shoes, a helmet and a harness, though if you don't have one of these things, we may be able to provide it.

The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Instructor Course and exam is the first in the AMGA sequence of climbing instructor and guide training programs.

The SPI course was designed to help capable recreational climbers transition into capable and effective climbing instructors. The course focuses on the technical skills required by an instructor as they are applied in all forms of single pitch climbing instruction. In addition to this, the course addresses the essential educational and environmental tenets required to teach climbing. Those seeking certification may go on to take a two-day field examination following the course. Certified Single Pitch Instructors are expected to demonstrate the technical and educational proficiencies necessary to instruct a variety of single pitch rock climbing skills in a safe and effective manner to both groups and individuals.

To read more about the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course and exam, please click on the following link:

http://www.aai.cc/ProgramDetail/spi/

If you would like to participate in this guide assessment as a mock student and to obtain some free training, please call JASON or JAMES between 9am and 5pm on a business day at 360-671-1505.

Thanks,

Jason Martin
Director of Field Operations
American Alpine Institute



Fall Ice Climbing Seminar

»Posted on Sep 21, 2011

 
When: Saturday October 15th or October Sunday16th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the
webpage or Ice Seminar Handbook
Deadline: Monday, Oct 3rd. Acceptance / rejection letters will be sent out by October 7th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!



2011 Fall Campout

»Posted on Sep 16, 2011

What:  BOEALPS Fall Campout
WHEREBridge Creek GROUP Site – Leavenworth
WHEN:  Friday September 31st Thru Sunday October 2nd
Who:  ALL BOEALPS Members AND Their Guests
Why:  Come Have Fun Camping AND Rock Climbing

Details:
BOEALPS has rented the GROUP campsite AT Bridge Creek Campground ON Icicle Creek Road IN Leavenworth Friday AND Saturday night.
This YEAR the fall campout corresponds TO the FIRST weekend OF Oktoberfest IN Leavenworth!

Free Food!
The club will be providing hamburgers AND hot dogs FOR roasting AND fixings FOR a campfire ON Saturday night.
Bring a side OR dessert TO SHARE FOR Saturday.  BYOB.

Climbing!
Want TO go BUT NOT sure WHERE TO go climbing during the DAY OR NOT have a partner?  Reply TO this email AND I’ll make sure you’re hooked INTO a GROUP ON Saturday.  There will be several ICC AND BRC instructors available TO SET up TOP ropes AND climb WITH.



2011 Presidents Climb

»Posted on Aug 28, 2011

The Presidents Climb IS ONLY a few weeks away!
Come JOIN me IN Squamish BC FOR SOME rock climbing fun!

Who: BOEALPS Members & Guests
What: Climbing
WHEN: Sept. 10th & 11th
WHERE: Squamish, BC

Please RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 1ST IF you are planning TO JOIN me.
The Presidents Climb will be cancelled IF there IS NOT enough interest.

Climb ON!

2011 BOEALPS President
Matthew Mitchell