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The Las Vegas Mountaineers Club was founded in 1994 to provide our members with plenty of safe, exciting and enjoyable outdoor experiences. Our goal is also to provide the opportunity to form many new and lasting friendships. LVMC is committed to educating and training each of its members and enhancing our members’ mountaineering skills and outdoor leadership abilities. We take safety very seriously, and we promote the ethical use of wilderness resources during our training courses, hikes, climbs, backpacks, campouts, etc.

This group is for outdoor enthusiasts who want to broaden their skills in the areas of hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, backpacking, ice climbing and the like. Training is one of our most important LVMC functions, and it is essential to learn safe and effective mountaineering practices if you plan to climb, trek or travel with the Las Vegas Mountaineers Club in mountainous regions. There is no instructor’s fee to members who want to take LVMC courses; however, this is not to imply our training is substandard. On the contrary, comparable training would cost an average of several hundred dollars per course.

In order to participate in our training courses and other activities via meetup.com or otherwise, you must become a member. LVMC is a non-profit club and all dues go to the purchase of club gear, website fees and other expenses that benefit our members. Annual membership is $30 for an individual, $40 for families or roommates, with discounts for joining for more than one year. Please visit our website to become a member via PayPal or mail. (http://lvmc.org)

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LVMC Presents: Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites with Richard Baugh

Join our January LVMC Zoom meeting, as Richard Baugh will present Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites on Wednesday, January 26, 2021 at 6 pm. While vising Northern Italy for business in September of 2015 and June of 2016, he ventured north to climb routes around Canazei, Cortina D’Ampezzo, Selva di Val Gardena, and San Martino di Castrozza. The Via Ferrata routes employ steel cables for climber protection, and were first installed during WWI for use in warfare. Stunning mountains, great wines, and wonderful accommodations made these memorable trips.
See you there! Here is the zoom link:

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DAY HIKE: Goodman Peak & North Peak

Lost Creek Trail

Total Distance: 9 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 3000'
Altitude: 4400' - 7047'
Terrain Description: Some trail/dirt road, mostly rugged class 2-3 scrambling on sandstone, with some easy class 4 possible
Approximate Hiking Time: 6-8 hours

This outing is loop hike to summit two peaks (plus a possible bonus peak or two) at Red Rock NCA. I have not done the ascent route, so there may be some exploratory route-finding :). There will be plentiful class 3, with some class 4 possible. You must be very comfortable with exposed class 3 to attend this outing.

We will follow a drainage, then ridge up to Goodman, before continuing up the ridge to North Peak (sandstone). We will descend either a steep trail or wash back to Rocky Gap Rd., then walk the 2 miles back to our vehicles.

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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: https://lvmc.org/joinrenew . We have a temporary special rate for membership: $10 per year for a family/roommates or $5 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

4 DAY TRIP: Indianhead, San Ysidro Mountain & Granite Mountain

Anza Borrego State Park

Total Distance: 22 miles round trip (8 for Indianhead, 7 for San Ysidro, 7 for Granite)
Total Elevation Gain: 8400' (3200' for Indianhead, 2100' for San Ysidro, 3100' for Granite)
Altitude: 900' - 6147'
Terrain Description: Some trail, mostly rugged off-trail class 2, with some class 3 sections
Approximate Hiking Time: About 24 hours (9 for Indianhead, 7 for San Ysidro, 8 for Granite)

This a trip to Southern California (Anza Borrego) to climb 3 rugged desert summits. Though the stats may not seem overwhelming, the terrain is quite challenging in places, especially on Indianhead. The route to Indianhead follows a trail for a mile or so to an amazing palm oasis (see photo). From there you boulder-hop in the canyon for another mile or two, before heading up a steep ridge to the summit area.

We will leave LV Friday afternoon, and make the 5.5 hour drive down, car camp Friday night, then Saturday morning make the short drive to the Indianhead trailhead. After the Indianhead hike, we will return to our camp, then hike San Ysidro Sunday morning. Sunday night we may camp in the same spot or camp at the Granite trailhead.
Monday morning we will hike Granite, then drive home, likely stopping for lunch/dinner on the way home.

There is always the option to just join for just 1 or 2 of the peaks if you wish.

Please remember to answer the question after RSVPing. If you are using a phone, the question may not appear. If not, please check back again to answer the question.

To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: https://lvmc.org/joinrenew . We have a temporary special rate for membership: $10 per year for a family/roommates or $5 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

MULTI DAY TRIP: SNOW CLIMB to Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch

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Everyone will be on the wait list, People on the going/waiting list for Rainier will get first priority. This trip was canceled last year because of poor snow, I am hoping we'll have a better condition this year. This trip cancels if conditions are not good. Arrange your own lodging and trip to the Bunny Flat trailhead. The drive from Vegas is about 10 hours each way. We'll discuss more when we are closer to the trip date.

Required: Helmet, snow shoes, ice axe, crampons, snow camping gear (tent, stove, shovel, etc.) and headlamp with extra batteries.

These stats are estimates:

Total Distance: ~11 miles to and back
Total Elevation Gain: ~7100 ft (~4,000 ft on Saturday; 3,100 feet on Sunday)
Altitude: 6,900' - 14,179'
Terrain Description: Cross-country, off-trail, snow hike, steep slopes
Approximate Hiking Time: ~21 hours (5-7 hours on Saturday; 10-14 hours on Sunday)

This will be a steady pace, will try to get everybody together. By this time, you must have accumulated good or excellent fitness condition. You will need the required gear and the ability to use it

Let's meet and start at Bunny Flat trailhead, going through Horse Camp and to Helen Lake, where we will set up camp, melt water, eat and get to bed early. We will start early the next day on Sunday, Alpine start around midnight and getting to the summit shortly after sunrise. From the summit, we will glissade most of the way back down to Helen Lake, pack up and hike our way back to the car.

This is my first climb to Shasta. This is not a guided trip, I am not a professional guide. We will be planning together and train together. You will be responsible for yourself and your safety. By signing up, you are aware that mountaineering is dangerous, can cause injury or death. The organizers cannot be liable in any way for the actions of the member.

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