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.

2017 Alpine Ice Seminar

»Posted on Sep 19, 2017

Are you interested in learning what ice climbing is all about.  The BOEALPS is having their annual alpine ice seminar on October 7th and 8th.  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 7th &  Sunday October 8th
Where: Lower Coleman Glacier at Mt. Baker
More Information: See the webpage
Documents: Seminar Handout | Seminar Document
Deadline: October 4th.

Sign-up: APPLY NOW!

2017 BOEALPS Fall Camp Out

»Posted on Sep 14, 2017

Hello Climbers!

The fall camp out is coming up on September 29th-30th.

This year we will be having the camp out in the Tieton area.  If you haven’t been before now is a great time to get out with your experienced BOEALPS friends and explore a new place to climb.  We will be getting campsites at the Windy Point Campground on Friday and staying through Sunday.     



Fall 2017 WRFA Class – Registration now OPEN !

»Posted on Jul 16, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of the BOEALPS Wilderness and Remote First Aid class (WRFA) is open for registration !

Get all the details on the WRFA page, or go straight to the sign-up form

Remember that a current CPR/AED certification is required in order to take the WRFA class (have we repeated that enough already ?). Note also that this is likely the only WRFA class to be offered by BOEALPS prior to the start of the BCC. Just sayin’…

Space is limited so sign up NOW !