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It's Not Too Late! - As stubborn as Winter has been this year, refusing to vacate our Sierra playground well into Spring, it's still time for your outdoor planning to get dialed in. Terrie May 22, 2019 8:23 PM
Enjoy National Park Week and Stay Safe - Kicking off the summer season, National Park Week again offered free admission on April 20th to all parks that charge a fee. We spent the weekend at starkly beautiful Pinnacles NP, climbing to High Peaks where the condors soar and taking in the 360° v Terrie Apr 22, 2019 10:35 PM
Ready for the Season? - Trip leaders, SAR professionals, backcountry rangers, all agree - WFA training is standard, bottom-line gear when it comes to wilderness recreation. Almost half of all SAR operations involve hikers or backpackers Falls are the Terrie Apr 9, 2019 6:02 AM
Wilderness First Aid Training - Training a dozen trail crew members at the Hough Ranger District in Plumas NF last weekend was inspiring! While I was there, we discussed the need for increasing the number of WFA trained outdoor adventurers. That became even more apparent today during Terrie Mar 18, 2019 10:22 PM
Are you ready? - RAIN DOESN'T CANCEL. For most of us, that goes for snow, as well. Last week, while sitting in our snow kitchen on the flanks of Castle Peak, a smokey odor hit my nose. "I smell burning flesh!" Sure enough, one of our group had Terrie Feb 2, 2019 10:03 AM
New Year, New Gear - update your First Aid Kit! - Happy New Year MAA! High mountains, granite cradled lakes, lush meadows bursting with color, swift rivers through pristine wilderness; we get it. This is what draws us outside, too. Our family - the outdoor community - count on each oth Terrie Jan 5, 2019 3:26 PM
Best New Gear for Wilderness Adventure! - Hello MAA, Recently, I went to see Dean Rosnau speak on emergency medicine and he closed his talk with the recommendation that anyone who travels in the backcountry - whether by foot, horseback, wheeled vehicle or watercraft - can best be prepa Terrie Nov 8, 2018 3:52 PM
Events and more - Hello Meetup members, This Meetup website is now open for all members to post private events - please share your adventures with others! If you'd like to attend events run by certified instructors and event leaders please view official MAA even Darren S. Nov 6, 2018 7:38 PM
Give the Gift of Safety - Wilderness First Aid addresses more than just creating splints, bandaging wounds, and cleaning burns.  Even the most trail-karma-protected outdoor traveler will eventually encounter a medical condition or illness. Do you know what to do if you ex Terrie Nov 4, 2018 4:13 PM
MAA Meetup Website - Hello everyone, As you are probably aware Mountain Ascent Association has upgraded our platform and website at . As a result we are no longer using Meetup for any official operations Darren S. Oct 8, 2018 8:37 PM
Best New Gear for Wilderness Adventure! - Good Morning MAA! Last week while on Mt. Whitney I ran into a friend who happens to be an Inyo NF Ranger. She described at least 2 hiker incidents that required WFA skills to successfully manage until medical assistance could be reached. Terrie Oct 3, 2018 10:11 AM
Continue your membership at - Hello Meetup friends! MAA has launched a MUCH improved platform with  4 newer and better membership options and I want YOU to have the opportunity to choose which membership will suit you best. Darren S. Sep 27, 2018 6:09 PM
Join the new MAA at - Hello everyone, By now I hope you've noticed that MAA has changed in some pretty amazing ways! For one, we have a new website and with it new member opportunities and benefits at Th Darren S. Sep 14, 2018 10:57 PM
All Members Live Chat at 7:30 - Hello everyone, This week we launch our new MAA website and member services. Please join me tonight to get a sneak peek at it and discuss improvements to MAA. Hope you can join me in 1 hour: MAA Conferen Darren S. Sep 10, 2018 6:33 PM
New MAA Website and Services - Hello everyone, Nearly 9 years ago this Meetup website was the genesis of what has become Mountain Ascent Association. However, it's always been a struggle for us to deliver exactly what we need to our members because of limitations of Meetup, Darren S. Sep 8, 2018 1:59 PM
The Eleventh 'Essential' - Do you lay out your gear systematically before every outing, checking to make sure you have everything you need, nothing that's unnecessary? Depending on the objective, the gear changes, but the 10 essentials are the core of your system - every time. Terrie Jul 19, 2018 6:23 AM
Defining our community - Good morning MAA, Search and Rescue has been a passion for Dean Rosneau over the last 30 years.  Recently he spoke to REI members about his career and what he's learned from extricating backcountry travelers who often have experienced injuries Terrie Jul 7, 2018 12:06 PM
Now's the time to get ready! - Are you pulling together your gear, counting ounces and shedding luxuries to get your pack weight down? Cooking and dehydrating, or hitting REI and shopping online for pre-packaged freeze dried meals that will have the mix of nutrients to fuel Terrie Jun 4, 2018 11:22 PM
Opportunity to Prepare: WFA - May 19-20 - Here’s one more opportunity for you to prepare yourself to recognize, assess and respond to first-aid emergencies of all persuasions. Maybe you haven’t yet experienced an unexpected injury or illness while out in the backcountry – congrat Terrie May 11, 2018 4:57 PM
Prepare for Adventure! - You’ve planned a backpacking trip or a climb, ride, paddle or bike that began at a distant trailhead, right?  Part of your preparations might have included booking an accommodation near the start of your planned route, or taking a f Terrie Apr 29, 2018 11:47 PM
Don't miss out! We're training March 17-18 - Morning Mountaineers! Baden Powell was spot-on when he advised us to "Be prepared" to do the right thing. Wilderness First Aid training is the #1 way you can prepare to respond when an unexpected emergency takes you by surprise in the b Terrie Mar 9, 2018 10:38 AM
Training Opportunity: WFA Feb 24-25 - Decades of backcountry travel without incident is no guarantee that you'll never face a serious emergency. Like many of you, I'm confident in my skills and capability and never gave much thought to the possibility of a critical injury occurr Terrie Feb 17, 2018 7:03 AM
Learning Opportunity - WFA Feb. 3-4 - Wisps of cool morning mist dampen your face as you pedal down from Coyote Ridge along the Miwok Trail in Marin Headlands. Rolling faster now, you stand on your pedals to meet a patch of loose rocks and wham! you’re in a pillow of fog. Bereft of Terrie Jan 29, 2018 2:21 PM
Training Opportunity: WFA - Consider this: Hiking in to your first night’s camp on a 3 day trip, your organizer turns his head to say something to you. The toe of his boot catches, he lurches forward, pivots sideways, and you hear a loud ‘crack’ as his head hits Terrie Jan 15, 2018 10:04 AM
Wilderness Training Opportunity Jan. 13-14 - Good Morning Mountaineers, If you've resolved to become Wilderness First Aid certified in 2018, there are a couple of upcoming opportunities:­rnational/events/246113004/ and Terrie Jan 8, 2018 12:23 PM
Wilderness First Aid, Jan 6-7, 2018 - Season's Greetings Mountaineers! Peeling the gift wrap off a new pair of skis can raise your heart rate a couple of beats as you visualize lofted powder, dotted by evergreens, under an azure and marshmallow sky. Did you get any g Terrie Dec 28, 2017 2:52 PM
Mountain Ascent Association - Join your local section - Hello everyone, The evolution of SMC to Mountain Ascent Association is continuing. Today I'm pleased to tell you that we now have 10 sections live where our members are gathering locally. These sections are led by local Section Leaders where we Darren S. Dec 5, 2017 4:45 PM
WFA Dec. 9-10, 2017 -   We seek out wild places for many reasons: to decompress and reflect to forge relationships with like-minded people to deepen our connection to the natural world to challenge ourselves physically, Terrie Nov 29, 2017 1:02 PM
Wilderness First Aid November 11-12, 2017 - Next weekend, November 11th and 12th, Mountaineers with a commitment to safety and community will be meeting on Rush Ranch in Suisun to learn the skills and gain the confidence they need to respond when the unexpected happens outdoors. Will you Terrie Nov 6, 2017 2:40 PM
Wilderness First Aid November 4-5, 2017 - It's the simple things. Just returned from the Grand Canyon, I can't help but recall my first crossing a few years ago, when one of my companions suffered hyponatremia.  Symptoms often mimic dehydration, but giving fluids in this situation cou Terrie Nov 1, 2017 9:48 AM
Ralston day hike - Postponed to 11/11 - Hi all, I have to fly back east today as my mom is having surgery tomorrow for colon cancer that was found last week. I've postponed this hike to the following Saturday, 11/11.  I hope you call can still make it in spite of the date ch Tom Oct 29, 2017 1:53 PM
Wilderness First Aid Oct. 21-22 - Hello Mountaineers, Fires still burn in the North Bay and Santa Cruz areas, but skies are steadily clearing of smoke in the East Bay area around Rush Ranch, with tonight's approaching weather system predicted to further cleanse the air for the Terrie Oct 19, 2017 4:10 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Wilderness First Aid - Wilderness First Aid, scheduled to occur on Saturday, October 14,[masked]:00 AM has been cancelled due to the impact of the Atlas fire in Solano County. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Terrie Oct 11, 2017 3:28 PM
Wilderness First Aid Oct. 14-15 - Good Morning Mountaineers! Heading off to Mount Whitney this morning, I'm thinking not only about the climb and what gear, skills and supplies we need, but also anticipating what medical issues we could encounter. AMS is always a possibility, a Terrie Oct 5, 2017 4:47 AM
Wilderness First Aid Sept. 23-24 - Mountaineers, We’re heading into the shoulder season, when we have some of our best times in the outdoors.  Mild days, cool nights, head-turning changes in our wilderness flora, coaxing us to play outside. Training in Wilderness Firs Terrie Sep 10, 2017 3:55 PM
Wilderness First Aid April 8-9 - Calling all Mountaineers:  remember, the best thing you can do for yourself and your backcountry buddies is to be prepared to deal with the unexpected when you're exploring outside.  Climbing doesn't have to be dangerous, but from time to time, emerg Terrie Apr 5, 2017 5:26 PM
Wilderness First Aid March 25-26 - Good Morning SMC! Spring rolls around and we all start planning our summer and shoulder season climbing adventures.  As you're adding to your calendar, remember that the way to stay safe as you play outside is to practice the three Ps: Terrie Mar 21, 2017 7:07 AM
Wilderness First Aid Feb. 25-26, March 25-26 - Wow! Finally out of the city on an awesome road trip, winding along through the foothills toward those shimmering mountains, drinking in the brilliant blues and gorgeous greens and WHAM! your dream is interrupted - car trouble(and no cell signal!). Terrie Feb 19, 2017 12:55 AM
SMC Mt Hood Trip Update - Hi all, I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I wanted to touch based with folks on this trip to give updates on weather forecasts, lodging, and gear. Weather : As most of you have seen Damian Feb 12, 2017 11:53 PM
Wilderness First Aid Jan 14-15, 2017 - Happy New Year, SMC! Heading out for your first outing of 2017?  Preparing to competently respond to wilderness emergencies is crucial to your participation in the responsible outdoor community.  Learn the basic skills and key principles that Terrie Dec 31, 2016 5:29 PM
Thank you for supporting SMC! - Thanks to your contributions the club organizes over 3 Darren S. Dec 8, 2016 5:34 PM
WFA December 17-18, 2016 - Good Morning SMC! Twenty feet, only 20ft , is the fall distance considered an indicator for major trauma by EMS. How high do you climb?  16% of head injuries are caused by falling objects - ever seen someone drop a carabiner or send a Terrie Dec 2, 2016 10:54 AM
More Ice and Rock - Hello Meetup folks, wanted to let you know about a few more SMC events - Darren S. Nov 29, 2016 12:44 PM
SMC Online Training - price changes - Online Training: More Accessible and Affordable Free Members can now attend, wide Darren S. Nov 28, 2016 7:20 PM
SMC Event Announcements - Let's Climb! - Hello everyone, We keep our announcements down to a minimum so w Darren S. Nov 12, 2016 11:26 PM
All MTN 2 Training Now Live - Hello Meetup folks! All MTN 2 online and on-site training events are now live! Darren S. Nov 10, 2016 12:26 AM
SMC New Full Membership - You spoke, we listened. Let's do this. Hello ever Darren S. Nov 7, 2016 9:07 PM
Wilderness First Aid, Nov. 5-6, 2016 - Drying out your boots this week?  This could be a good time to recondition them for the upcoming wet winter(fingers crossed!). Clean them with a formulation specific to the materials in the upper - synthetics are treated differently than leath Terrie Oct 31, 2016 7:58 PM
Looking for SMC Event Leaders - Hello Meetup folks, SMC is looking for volunteer Event Leaders to Darren S. Oct 12, 2016 5:37 PM
SMC Future Design - Hello Meetup folks, SMC is celebrating our seventh Darren S. Oct 3, 2016 4:40 PM
SMC Evolution Survey - SMC is Evolving We need your voice! Please help the club move into the future by participating in Darren S. Sep 12, 2016 8:30 PM
Super RCK, So Cal RCK and more - Hello SMC Members! August and  September offer some unique opportunities for rock cl Darren S. Aug 19, 2016 10:53 AM
On Demand SMC Training Videos Now Available! - As a community we believe quality training is vital. Darren S. Jul 5, 2016 9:49 PM
So Cal RCK 1 Training Now RSVPing - Hello SMC! The club is pleased to announc Darren S. Jul 1, 2016 8:10 PM
New Climbs & Expeditions - Hello SMC members and Meetup folks, Announcing more climbs and two new SMC expediti Darren S. Jun 16, 2016 8:01 AM
ALL RCK 3 Training Now Registering! - Hello Meetup Mailing List folks, How would you like to learn to lead climb t Darren S. Jun 14, 2016 8:04 AM
ALL RCK 3 Training Now Registering! - Hello SMC members and Meetup folks, How would you l Darren S. Jun 14, 2016 7:54 AM
All RCK Level 2 Training Events Now Live! - Hello members, This summer we have continued to refine and improve our rock climbi Darren S. May 27, 2016 8:27 PM
Grand Teton Conference Call - Hi Everyone, I just got the confirmation from work that I will be moving to Japan. Unfortunately this precludes me from being an EL for this trip. However, another EL has stepped up to help with this trip. While I am going to meet with him to e Jason May 17, 2016 9:24 PM
Announcement: New SMC Events - Hello members, Here is the latest and greatest events just posted within the last w Darren S. May 11, 2016 3:38 PM
All RCK Level 1 training events now live! - Hello members, When we started our rock climbing training program 4 years ago we h Darren S. May 3, 2016 11:27 AM
ALL MTN 1 training events are live! - Hello everyone,  all Mountaineering Level One (MTN 1) Online Training Events and F Darren S. Apr 28, 2016 6:21 PM
Latest SMC Events: Check it out - Hello Members, p lease check out all the latest events that have been posted by the c Darren S. Apr 28, 2016 12:59 PM
Almost time.. - I hope you are ready for our Whitney adventure in a few short days. Rick and I will be leaving Sacramento around 10am Thursday and arriving before 5pm at the Whitney Portal Hostel And Hotel on Main Street in Lone Pine. We have a room w Waide L. Apr 25, 2016 8:28 PM
Women's Committee meeting Agenda - Sorry, guys.  On the agenda I had the time as 7:30, but Darren wants a 7pm start time. Terrie Apr 14, 2016 5:53 PM
Announcement: New SMC Events - Hello everyone, Due to the ever increasing number and types of events the club is o Darren S. Apr 14, 2016 4:43 PM
Bulk Announcement - Climbs and Expeditions - Hello everyone, We have so much climbing going on it would be easy to clutter up yo Darren S. Apr 7, 2016 7:04 PM
Meetup details changed: Maggies Peaks - Hi folks, change of plans: instead of the Round Top - Sisters traverse, we will be climbing Maggies Peaks (near Emerald Bay in South Lake Tahoe) this Saturday.  The steep rocky west face of North Maggies is the main focus.  We have a couple m Art Mar 31, 2016 9:54 AM
Glacier Climbing Crevasse Rescue 2016 - all dates now live - Hello everyone, I'm pleased to announce that all 2016 SIG 3.4 Glacier Climbing and Crevasse Rescue online training and free training events are now live! This year the club is offering two different types of free training event Darren S. Mar 23, 2016 10:23 PM
Sunday: Angora Peak Halls of the Gods Couloir - New SMC Event, just added for this Sunday, March 27th. Interest list now open! Darren S. Mar 22, 2016 8:25 PM
All MTN 3 dates now live - Hello everyone, all Mountaineering Leve Darren S. Mar 20, 2016 3:07 PM
Last SIG 3.1 March 19th - LAST SIG 3.1 TRAINING OF THE YEAR Saturday, March 19th. Darren S. Mar 2, 2016 2:49 PM
March: MTN 1, MTN 3, and more - Hello everyone, i n March we are offering MTN 1 and MTN 3 training events Darren S. Feb 26, 2016 8:56 PM
NEW EVENT: Mt. Shasta Casaval Ridge - NEW SMC EVENT: Mt. Shasta Casaval Ridge, March 18th - 20th. Interest list n Darren S. Feb 26, 2016 7:53 PM
NEW EVENT: June Lake Ice Recon - NEW EVENT: June Lake Ice Recon Friday Feb. 26th. Interest list now open! RSVP Darren S. Feb 23, 2016 5:24 PM
NEW EVENT: Bloody Couloir Ski Mountaineering April 2-3 - NEW EVENT: Bloody Couloir Ski Mountaineering April 2nd - 3rd. Interes Darren S. Feb 18, 2016 5:41 PM
NEW EVENT: Mt. Whitney MR Feb. 26-28 - NEW EVENT: Mt. Whitney Mountaineers Route February 26th - 28th. Interest list now op Darren S. Feb 18, 2016 5:16 PM
NEW EVENT: Mt. McAdie Mar. 4 - 6 - NEW SMC EVENT: Winter ascent of Mt. McAdie via Arc Pass, March 4th - 6th. Interest l Darren S. Feb 18, 2016 5:04 PM
Mont Blanc Expedition Conference Call - MONT BLANC EXPEDITION Video Conference Call: Climb the highest peak in th Darren S. Feb 2, 2016 7:00 PM
NEW EVENT: Mt. Tallac Skiing, Feb. 15th - NEW EVENT: Mt. Tallac Skiing, Monday February 15th. Interest List Now Open! Darren S. Feb 2, 2016 5:18 AM
NEW EVENT: Donner Peak North Face Feb. 19 - NEW EVENT: Donner Peak North Face, Friday February 19th. Interest List Now Darren S. Feb 2, 2016 5:01 AM
Peruvian Andes Expedition Now RSVPing - Cordillera Blanca Expedition Interest List is Open. RSVPs are happening right now. Darren S. Feb 1, 2016 9:17 PM
NEW EVENT: Tamarack Peak, Mt. Houghton Ski Feb. 13 - NEW EVENT: Backcountry Skiing Tamarack Peak & Mt. Houghton February 13th. Intere Darren S. Feb 1, 2016 8:33 PM
NEW EVENT: Round Top & Sisters Traverse, Feb. 7 - NEW EVENT: Round Top and The Sisters Full Traverse, Sunday February 7th. Interest li Darren S. Jan 28, 2016 12:11 PM
NEW EVENT: Matterhorn Peak Ski Mountaineering Feb. 20-21 - NEW EVENT: Matterhorn Peak Ski Mountaineering February 20th - 21st. Interest List No Darren S. Jan 28, 2016 10:41 AM
NEW EVENT: San Jacinto Peak Snowshoe Feb. 13th - NEW EVENT: San Jacinto Peak Snowshoe, Saturday February 13th. Interest List Now Open Darren S. Jan 28, 2016 10:31 AM
NEW EVENT: Dunderberg Peak Ski Mountaineering Feb. 27 - NEW EVENT: Dunderberg Peak Ski Mountaineering February 27th. Interest list now open! Darren S. Jan 28, 2016 10:18 AM
Mont Blanc Expedition Conference Call - MONT BLANC EXPEDITION Conference Call: Climb the highest peak in Darren S. Jan 28, 2016 9:22 AM
NEW SIG 2 Training Dates Now Registering - Hello SMC Members and Meetup members, SIG  2 : Snow Climbing a Darren S. Jan 21, 2016 4:16 PM
Sandias Expedition Interest List Now Open! - JOIN THE INTEREST LIST ON THE OFFICIAL SMC WEBSITE:  Darren S. Jan 20, 2016 7:58 PM
Denali Expedition Interest List Now Open! - Darren S. Jan 20, 2016 7:46 PM
NEW EVENT: Flagpole Peak Jan. 27 - NEW EVENT: Flagpole Peak Winter Ascent, Janaury 27th. Interest list now open and RSV Darren S. Jan 20, 2016 5:03 PM
All 2016 Expeditions Now RSVPing! - 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 consider Darren S. Jan 20, 2016 3:35 PM
NEW EVENT: Elephants Back Ski Outing Feb. 6 - NEW EVENT: Elephants Back Ski Outing, Feb. 6th. Interest list now open! Darren S. Jan 13, 2016 10:51 PM
SIG 3.3 Options for 2016 - All Dates Now Open - Hello SMC Members and Meetup members, SIG 3.3 Multi-Pitch and Mixed Ice Climbing i Darren S. Jan 13, 2016 10:00 PM
NEW EVENT: Mt. Baldy Snowshoeing Jan. 31 - NEW EVENT: Mt. Baldy Snowshoeing, Sunday January 31st. Interest List Now Open! Darren S. Jan 7, 2016 2:46 PM
NEW EVENT: Galena Peak Jan. 23 - NEW EVENT: Galena Peak, Saturday January 23rd. Interest list now open! Darren S. Jan 7, 2016 2:16 PM
NEW EVENT: Castle Peak Ski Tour Jan. 23 - NEW EVENT: Castle Peak Ski Tour Saturday January 23rd. Interest list now open! Darren S. Jan 7, 2016 2:05 PM
NEW EVENT: Ralston Peak from Echo Lakes Jan. 17 - NEW EVENT: Ralston Peak from Echo Lakes, Sunday January 17th. Darren S. Jan 7, 2016 1:48 PM
NEW EVENTS: MTN 2 Free Practice Events - NEW EVENTS: MTN 2: Snow Camping and Winter Mountaineering F Darren S. Jan 6, 2016 10:24 PM

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