Photo Contest Voting is Open
Voting has opened and will be accepting votes until January 11th at Midnight.
One submission per person.
2017 Basic Climbing Class
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).
2017 Baker Backcountry Weekend
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.
2016 Photo Contest
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
2016 Alpine Ice Seminar
Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about. The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on October 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 October 15th & Sunday October 16th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: October 12th.
Sign-up: APPLY NOW!