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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/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html)

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2-DAY TRIP- Southern Arizona Prominent Peaks

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This is a trip to summit a couple of peaks in extreme southern Arizona- South Mountain (the one near Sells) and Cimarron Peak. The plan is leave Las Vegas as early as we can, camp in the greater Phoenix area, complete the drive to South Mountain and climb it on Saturday, camp either near there, or maybe closer to Cimarron Peak on Saturday night, then hike Cimarron Peak and head home on Sunday. Please note, I have not done either of these before, and given the primitive roads and rough terrain, all info is subject to change based on conditions. Also note this hike is being cross-posted with AZ Peakbaggers Total Distance: 4 miles round trip (Sat) and 5 miles (Sun) Total Elevation Gain: 1,800' (Sat) and 1,800' (Sun) Altitude: 2,300' - 4,160' Terrain Description: Mostly class 1-2, some class 3 possible Sunday Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hours 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: http://www.lvmc.org/w... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

LVMC Snow School

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Have you ever wanted to know the basics of snow travel, or just want refresh your skills? Come play in the snow and hopefully learn a few things along the way! The plan is hike in to our practice location (somewhere in the Spring Mountains), then spend the day going over basics of ice axes, crampons etc., practicing self-arrest in various positions, practicing roped glacier travel, and time permitting, may go briefly over a few other concepts. We should be back to the vehicles by 4:00. You will be getting up close and personal with the snow, so dress in layers with a slick, outer layer to make sliding on snow easier. Other gear you will need: Ice ax * Crampons * Gaiters Good (preferably waterproof) boots Harness and at least 2 carabiners * Helmet * Trekking poles (optional) * Hat/balaclava Sunscreen Gloves Sunglasses Water Snacks *The club has some of these items to borrow. If you are interested in borrowing gear, contact our gear director, Susan Murphy, at [masked] or at [masked]. The exact location is TBA based on snow conditions. If conditions are dangerous, we will postpone. 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: http://www.lvmc.org/w... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

3 DAY TRIP: LVMC Mojave National Preserve Group Camping Trip

It's time to celebrate and get out and hike, climb, or just hang out. For those that don't know where it is, Mojave National Preserve is about 2-2.5 hours SW of Las Vegas, south of Primm, NV. It is a beautiful area with lots of Joshua trees and plenty of great desert hiking and peakbagging. We have a LARGE campsite reserved for the weekend of Feb. 22-24. This is our chance to come together as a group and share stories, expertise and perhaps even some beer. The campsite (Black Canyon) will be provided courtesy of the club. It's our gift to you for being such a valued member of our organization. You will need to provide the following items for yourself: • Camping accommodations (Tent, thermarest, favorite blanket, etc.) • Food and drink (plenty of water, as no water is available) • Campfire wood for sharing • Clothing Layers - it should be pleasant, but will be cool at night • Any specialized gear that you need that isn't being provided by the club for a scheduled event Organizers, this is your chance to shine so feel free to post outings for this event. Let's make this weekend one to remember. This is an event for paid LVMC members so if you are not current on your annual dues now would be the time to renew and begin to take advantage of all the wonderful things our club has to offer. To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link: http://www.lvmc.org/w (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html).... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions. Finally, 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. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

DAY HIKE- West Mojave National Preserve Prominent Peaks

This is a day trip to do the two most prominent peaks on the western side of the Mojave National Preserve- Hackberry Mountain and Table Top. This assumes starting at the LVMC camping location for the weekend. First we will take the drive (High clearance, preferably 4WD, vehicles only) to the north side of Hackberry Mountain, and climb that peak. Then we will stop off to do Table Top on our way back (it's only about 5 miles or so from the campground). Please note I have not hiked near, much less on, these mountains, so all my information is what I've read and may be subject to change. Total Distance: 7 miles round trip for Hackberry, 5 for Table Top Total Elevation Gain: 1,450' for Hackberry, 1,200' for Table Top Altitude: 4,040 - 6,178' Terrain Description: I'm not expecting more than class 1-2, but some class 3 may be possible Approximate Hiking Time: 7 hours 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: http://www.lvmc.org/w... (http://www.lvmc.org/webpages/lvmcjoinus.html). The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

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