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

 



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


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



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



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.