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All 2016 Expeditions Now RSVPing!

From: Darren S.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 3:35 PM

Hello SMC Members and friends,

I am pleased to announce that all 2016 SMC Expeditions are now RSVPing. Please join the interest list ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE if you wish to be considered. We will NOT RSVP from any lists on Meetup.

We have an unprecedented lineup only made possible by the hard work and enthusiasm of our volunteer event leaders and enthusiastic members like you!

DENALI - MAY 6 - 30, Alaska Range, AK

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: http://www.sierramountaineeringclub.org/events/613/denali-expedition-west-buttress

DENALI: Join SMC on North America's highest peak May 6 - 30th. Maximum: 6. Proficiencies recommended: MTN 3; SIG 3 including SIG 3.4 and SIG 3.5 or equivalent experience. Required ascent of Mt. Rainier March 11th and one other winter ascent: Lassen Peak Jan. 9, Mt. Whitney Jan. 16, or Mt. Shasta April 9, or equivalent. SMC paid or free members only. Join here.

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SANDIAS - APRIL 6 - 10, New Mexico

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: http://www.sierramountaineeringclub.org/events/644/sandia-mountains-rock-climbing-expedition

Sandia Mountains Expedition, NM. Join us for 4 days of easy but long multi-pitch trad climbing in a unique area, with some alternatives for folks with different tastes. Rock climbing 5.4 - 5.6, RCK 3 proficiency recommended or equivalent experience. Minimum 4, maximum 8. SMC paid members only, join here.

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TETONS - JUNE 5 - 11, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: http://www.sierramountaineeringclub.org/events/650/grand-teton-climbing-expedition

Join us for our annual return to Grand Teton National Park! Our primary goal is the Grand Teton. If conditions are in our favor, we then have our choice of the Middle Teton, Buck, Teewinot, Mt. Owen and Mt. Moran with our remaining time. A lot will depend on weather, but we will have a good time for sure! Maximum Group Size: 6. Proficiencies recomended : SIG 2, MTN 2, RCK 2 or equivalent experience. SMC members only. Join here.

Here's  a video from a previous expedition

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ANDES - JULY 1 - 19, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: http://www.sierramountaineeringclub.org/events/523/cordillera-blanca-expedition

Peruvian Andes Peaks in the Cordillera Blanca region. Currently proposed for July 1st - 19th, 2016. SIG 3, RCK 2, MTN 3 or equivalent required. Maximum 8. For SMC members only, join here.

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CANADIAN ROCKIES - August 8 - 18, Jasper National Park, Canada

JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE: http://www.sierramountaineeringclub.org/events/524/canadian-rockies-expedition

Canadian Rockies Expedition. August 8th - August 18th, 2016. Maximum 10. SIG 3, RCK 3, MTN 2. SMC members only, join here.

Proposed Itinerary:

• Aug 8- Fly into Calgary, arrange transportation, travel to Mountain Equipment Co-Op to pick up gear/supplies, drive to Canmore and stay at the ACC Lodge.

• Aug 9 - Drive to Jasper and stay at the Edith Cavell Hostel

• Aug 10-Aug 16 - Drive to Astoria River Trail and hike into Wates-Gibson Hut near Amethyst Lakes.  Here, we will climb for 5 days with options including Redoubt Peak, Obluiette Peak, Paragon Peak, Dungeon Peak, Parapet Peak, Mt. Erebus, Benington Peak, Outpost Peak.

• Aug 16 - Hike out the Astoria Trail and drive to Edith Cavell Hostel for the night.

• Aug 17 - Climb Edith Cavell and drive back to Canmore ACC Lodge following.

• Aug 18 - Return to Calgary and fly home.

 

 

 

 

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