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.
To sign up for a climb you need:
•A liability form on file (must renew each year). Fill out at this link:
•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

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 (

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:

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.


  • 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