Constitution & Bylaws Amendment

»Posted on Oct 18, 2011

The BOEALPS Constitution & Bylaws (C&BL) have been amended to reflect recent modifications to the Boeing Recreation club administration document requirements. It has been divided into two (2) documents. The C&BL reflects required documentation between the Boeing Recreation administration and BOEALPS. The new required document being implemented is called the Operating Procedures (OP). This document entails all BOEALPS operational requirements set by the club and not required by the Boeing Recreation administration. The main reason for the new OP document is to allow Boeing clubs to operate freely without constant intervention with the Boeing Recreation administration on club related amendments. The OP is required to adhere to all Boeing Recreation administration policies and guidelines.


  • Honorary Guests are eligible for BOEALPS membership benefits
  • Executive Board members can hold office a maximum term length of two (2) years
  • BOEALPS will contribute $1 per member per year to the BOEALPS-Agris Moruss Trust for Public Land (TPL) annual donation
  • Officer elections can be made by paper or electronically
  • Activities chair is responsible for organizing the BOEALPS Banquet
  • Major Climbing Class equipment reallocation is explained
  • The Executive Board has sole responsibility of the Operating Procedures
  • A unanimous vote by the Executive Board is required to amend the OP
  • A notice shall be sent to each member and a copy published to the BOEALPS website

Document Links:

The revised Constitution & Bylaws will be voted upon at the 2011 Annual BOEALPS Banquet held on Friday November 4th. If you are not able to attend, you can vote by e-mail.

2011 BOEALPS Executive Board

2011 BOEALPS Banquet

»Posted on Oct 7, 2011

The Boeing Employees Alpine Society cordially invites you to its annual BOEALPS banquet! This year we will have some of our very own BOEALPS climbers presenting some of their adventures!

Friday 4 November 2011
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
Presidential Address at 8:00 pm
Presentations start at 8:30 pm
Door Prizes to follow the presentations.

Ambrose Bittner and Bob Bautista – El Capitan
Ambrose and Bob climbed the Nose on El Capitan in May 2010 over the course of 11 days that involved waiting out storms before good weather allowed them to top out after spending 3 nights on a portaledge during their ascent.

Joyce Holloway – Denali
Joyce climbed Denali (third attempt) in May/June 2010 with BOEALPS members Micah Nolin and Tom & Haldis Glasenapp.

Robyn Garrison – Vinson Massif
Robyn has climbed five of the Seven Summits with one of the most memorable being Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica, in November 2008.

Please RSVP by 28 October 2011
Members: $35
Non-Members: $40
LIMITED SEATING: Reserve your seat today!

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!


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:


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:

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.


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!