What we're about

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)

Have questions? Contact us. (info@lvmc.org)

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Upcoming events (5)

DAY HIKE: BOUNDARY PEAK and MONTGOMERY PEAK (LVMC CLASSIC 50 PEAK)

This is a Day hike to Boundary peak and Montgomery peak. Boundary peak is the highest point of Nevada and both peaks are in the LVMC classic 50 peak. This is an out and back hike which includes rocky trail between Boundary peak and Montgomery peak. We will drive up near the trailhead on Friday afternoon and camp at the trailhead. High clearance vehicle is preferred. I can accommodate 3 people. So the attendees will be limited to 4 until someone with a HCV will join. Will start early on Saturday and summit Boundary peak and Montgomery peak. We will then hike back to Boundary peak and eventually to the trailhead. We can leave Saturday night if people are up to it or just sleep over and break camp the next morning and leave early for home. Total Distance: 11 miles round trip includes Montgomery peak Total Elevation Gain: 4,200' Altitude: 9,800' - 13,447' Terrain Description: class 1 with some class 2-3 Approximate Hiking Time: 10-12 hours Will email you the meetup location a week before. 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 . 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.

Cockscomb Peak, 9695', with EXPLORATORY canyon descent

Trail Canyon Trail Head

We'll ascend to Cockscomb Peak via usual Class 3+/exposed route from Trail Cyn Trail, about 2000' rise over 3 miles. Then we'll drop to south to the "Stanley B saddle" and descend the UNKNOWN canyon to the west 1100' back to Trail Cyn Trail. Return arm will be about 2 miles. Expect rappelling, significant downclimbing, steep/loose terrain. This is a good opportunity to do a "first descent" of a canyon. Requirements: Harness, rappelling device, self protection tether, helmet. Basic rappelling and solid scrambling skills. Backpack large enough to carry group gear, including additional rope. We'll practice social distancing. Have a mask available. Everyone goes on the waitlist pending leader approval. No guests, pets, children. Limit: 8 Please 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.

Online Skills Practice: Map and Compass Basics

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The Online Map & Compass Skills Practice Session provides many of the skills necessary to find your location and plot a course across land using a topographic map and a compass. It will be conducted via Zoom. It is the classroom portion of our traditional all-day session; that session included hours of field work, but we are unable to provide that at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic and due to the heat of summer. You should attend with a compass if you can, along with paper and pencil. I will send the Zoom meeting link, optimum details for the compass, and a link to the class exercises to attendees. 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. The fee is $10 per year for a family/roommates or $5 for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

LVMC Presents: The Wonderland Trail (93-mile trail encompassing Mt. Rainier)

Come to LVMC's first ever Zoom general meeting and join Ann Montana and Linda Blaney as they share their stories and photos from hiking the Wonderland Trail, a 93-mile trail that encircles Mt. Rainier. The show will start promptly at 6:00 pm. Here is the zoom link: https://visageimaging.zoom.us/j/93370731519 Hope to see you there (virtually)!

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