THE SIERRA MOUNTAINEERING CLUB is a modern, active mountaineering club. We are a community where people connect, learn and climb together. We think we have something special happening and would love for you to join us.
You're at the first step, which is to follow us here on Meetup. When you do that you'll have access to view our complete calendar, event photos, and be able to post and RSVP for private, unaffiliated events. But we can offer you much more than that...
Become an official SMC member. When you join SMC you will be able to be a part of all our official club climbs, training courses, and expeditions. You'll be joining hundreds of other mountain enthusiasts to get out climbing right away, find climbing partners and sharpen your skills. You'll also have access to all our training videos, documents and info, custom built topographic maps, our loaner gear and much more.
WHAT YOU GET WITH OFFICIAL SMC CLUB MEMBERSHIP:
CONNECTIONS: Join the action with other enthusiasts and actually get out climbing with others regular folks just like you, immediately. Many of us have found some of our best friends and climbing partners through SMC. Come join us and be a part of modern mountaineering. See what our members say about SMC!
TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION: Nine levels of technical skills training and SMC qualification in rock, ice, snow and glacier climbing and comprehensive mountaineering skills and knowledge. In addition, you'll enjoy a long-term relationship with your fellow club members and leaders who will help you perpetually advance your skills to become a more effective, safe and confident climber. Overview of our training courses.
MEMBERSHIP MATERIALS: When you join, you get stuff. You'll receive a welcome packet with your membership card, SMCtraining logbook, important club info and the very coveted SMC stickers.
LOANER GEAR: Membership gives you access to our cache of technical climbing gear and mountaineering equipment.
ONLINE RESOURCES: Gain access to hours of SMC on-site training videos and other information providing important technical information.
E-BOOK, MAPS, INFO: Exclusive to SMC, our e-book "The Mantra of Mountaineering" as well as dozens of custom-built topo maps and valuable documents.
Select membership. We suggest $80 annually, or you can do $30/month. Once you've paid your dues you’ll be notified via email and your account will be activated immediately. You'll receive a welcome packet in the mail.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER ABOUT THE SIERRA MOUNTAINEERING CLUB The Sierra Mountaineering Club is a network of enthusiasts who enjoy mountaineering, but it is not a licensed guide service. Events are posted on Meetup.com to connect with others interested in mountaineering, and to allow for pooling of resources to the advantage of SMC members. SMC cannot and does not endorse or insure mountaineering or any other related activities we undertake, since it cannot be guaranteed as safe and may result in injury, disability, and death at any time. Mountaineering alone or in a group is inherently risky every time, all the time. But then, so is driving on the freeway. Life is full of risks, so we don't pretend otherwise.
Your safety is your responsibility. It is up you to decide if an event is within your skill level. If you decide to attend, you do so at your own risk. There is no insurance offered or implied through this group. Each participant is solely responsible for their own personal safety during the entire trip, regardless of the expertise / decisions of the organizer, including the transportation from and back to the meetup location .
Each participant must be adequately experienced and self-sufficient in order to match the rigors present at the event. Physical and mental effort to some level of challenge is always present at all events. Many events require specialized skills such as fall protection, self rescue, survival and crevasse rescue. Events always involve some level of technical mountaineering, and will include some or all of the following: snow and ice climbing, rock climbing, glacier climbing, steep terrain, harsh conditions, off trail navigation, altitude, hunger, thirst, fatigue and general deprivation. :-)