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Twin Towers: 2 openings - Hello Members and Meetup folks, The Twin Towers outing is heading out next week and still has two openings . Like all club outings, it is free and you can only join the interest list on the official SMC website. Y Darren S. Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM
2014 Events Dinner - FREE - June 12 in Davis - Please j oin us for an evening celebrating SMC mountaineering and enjoy a great dinner with friends. We'll visit the most amazing club climbs from 2014, hear stories from our e Darren S. Jun 2, 2014 5:48 PM
A new way to contribute to SMC - Hi everyone, Our club just enabled a new feature to help us cover our costs. Start Darren S. Jun 2, 2014 10:29 AM
Meetup details changed: MEMBER ORGANIZED Shastina + Shasta + camping in the crater - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-M­ountaineering-Group/events/158­139702/ When : Art May 5, 2014 12:25 PM
SMC Summer Season Outlook - Hello Members, May marks the beginning of summer mou Darren S. Apr 30, 2014 11:41 AM
Re: [sierramountaineeringclub] Sierra Buttes - Rick - good message. But I think you just sent it to everyone. Double check your email message settings so that you are only sending it to those that have RSV Darren S. Apr 8, 2014 10:55 PM
Sierra Buttes - Butteneers! A quick  update. I expanded the attendee list a little bit to accomadate a few more climbers. Please, if you can't make it, take yourself off as soon as possible so another climber can go. Again, I think we can do this route with crampons Rick B. Apr 8, 2014 10:48 PM
Climbing partners for Friday - Hi fellow climbers, I'm arriving in SFO early this Friday and I would like to spend the rest of the day climbing in Pinnacles N.P. I'll rent a car upon arrival and I don't mind the rt drive in one day (I'v user 7. Apr 1, 2014 2:20 PM
Training and Climbing with SMC this Spring - Hello everyone, In response to demand, we've opened up several more SIG courses; w Darren S. Mar 25, 2014 3:42 PM
Whats new at SMC - Hello Meetup folks, Darren S. Feb 12, 2014 10:15 PM
Phone numbers for San Gorgonio - Hello Team, Our San Gorgonio trip is a week away. I will send final details early next week. In the meantime, can you all please send me your cel numbers. Looking forward on see you guys next week. Best, Kelvin Kelvin N. Feb 7, 2014 11:53 AM
Ice Climbing at Tahoe - Only a few days before we head up to snow country...Oh yea, it is snow country now! I had the fortune to spend last weekend at Pyramid Peak with a great SMC group and I can tell you the conditions are awesome! Here is the plan..it is flexable t user 5. Feb 4, 2014 7:18 AM
Gear - Be sure to check your gear and let me know if you find anything or are missing anything.. I have someones Camo Radio.... Also..please post all your photos.. Thank you all!! Waide user 5. Feb 3, 2014 2:39 PM
Whitney dates changed - Hey all, Just a quick note that the annual Mt. Whitney Mountaineers Route and East Buttress climb dates have changed. It is now Friday May 2 - Sunday May 4th. If necessary please update your status on the intere Darren S. Jan 24, 2014 11:58 AM
Avalanche Course - Huge Discount - Must Act Fast - Hello Mountaineers and Climbers, One of the students scheduled to attend the Avalanche Certification Course this weekend had to cancel at the last minute due to work.  They are willing to offer their spot on the course at a huge discou Phil M. Jan 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Ice Climbing - FYI Ice Climbing.. Just to let everyone know the ice is in, solid and blue at Cascade Falls... If you have been waiting and have the skills, get ready. Go thru Tahoe toward Emerald Bay to the entrance of Bayview Campground. Park and hike thru t user 5. Dec 23, 2013 2:23 PM
Expeditions and News for 2014 - Hello SMC and Meetup folks, Some exciting news as we ramp us for a mind-blowing 20 Darren S. Dec 12, 2013 2:04 PM
SMC in 2014 - Hello SMC and Meetup folks, The mountains are getting snow and we're gearing up fo Darren S. Dec 5, 2013 11:44 AM
So Cal SIG 1...and all other events - Hello SMC Members and Meetup folks, A bit ago I sent out an announcement for our So Cal SIG 1 training Jan. 25-26th . This event was characterized as "full" by Meetup. It is NOT FULL - we have room for 20 students Darren S. Nov 20, 2013 6:56 PM
SMC in 2014 - Hello SMC members, This is a club-wide message concerning important business. I tr Darren S. Nov 14, 2013 10:50 AM
SMC Membership, Annual Dinner, and KILLER Deal on 2 MH Tents - Hello SMC Club Members and Meetup folks, THIS FRIDAY November 1 Darren S. Oct 30, 2013 6:25 PM
SMC SIG 1: Snow, Ice and Glacier Climbing Level 1 Training Course - SIG 1 is open for registration right now. Darren S. Oct 29, 2013 3:01 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Mtn I Course - Hey Rob, good question. I think at least half of it might be review for you. However, I'm certain there are just as many things you may gain. Perhaps the Darren S. Oct 29, 2013 11:33 AM
Mtn I Course - Darren, I've had a couple people email me and ask why I'm taking Mtn 1.  Hmm.. perhaps I should have asked prior to signing up.  Do you think I'm going to benefit from this?  Without a doubt, I want to take the level II classes but I'm not c Rob R. Oct 28, 2013 4:14 PM
SMC New Membership Rate Nov. 1 - Hello SMC Club Members and Meetup folks, Darren S. Oct 24, 2013 2:14 PM
Rock Climbing Level 1 has open spots! - Hello everyone, On Oct 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 Sierra Mountaineering Club is holding Darren S. Oct 10, 2013 3:33 PM
Your FAQs...and the answers! - Dear SMC Members and Meetup folks, Many folks have had similar questions regarding the new training courses, qualification and signing off. Perhaps the most important things to realize are that members can sign off skills and knowledge Darren S. Oct 4, 2013 12:57 AM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] SMG is now SMC - awesome plan and proposal.. Great! On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 11:28 PM, Darren Shutt < smgorganizer0@g SUKI Oct 3, 2013 12:09 AM
SMG is now SMC - Dear Meetup folks and SMG Members, Sierra Mountaineering Group just entered our fourth year. We've come a long way from the small group of climbers that gathered on Meetup in 2009 to become one of the most active not-for-prof Darren S. Oct 2, 2013 11:27 PM
Avy Level I and WFA classes poll - Hello everyone, I only send out group wide emails for important matters, like new a Darren S. Sep 11, 2013 9:57 PM
Now RSVPing: Mt. Williamson and Mt. Tyndall - Hello everyone, Two more 14ers are on deck to be climbed this month: Williamson and Tyndall. These are highly sought after backcountry giants, and this event will summit both peaks for the price of one.  We have room on our permit for eig Darren S. Aug 14, 2013 11:40 PM
Mt. Whitney - Mountaineer's Route - Permits Available for Aug. 19th - Greetings, SMG members. I'm in possession of 4 entry permits to climb Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer's Route . Entry date is Monday August 19th. If any GaryG Jul 31, 2013 6:17 AM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] A few more items - Hi Darren - How much does your food bag weigh?  I'm well provisioned and pushing 14 lbs. of food.  Am I way over? Paul Sent from my Verizon Wireless Paul J. Jul 27, 2013 8:13 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] A few more items - Nice message Darren - and really where we should be.  Paul Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID Darren Shutt <[address removed]> wrote: Paul J. Jul 24, 2013 4:39 PM
Sorry! - Hello members, You may have received an email that was meant for the North Cascades team - it accidentally got sent to everyone on the mailing list. I had a settings glitch that I didn't realize until it was too late. Sorry about cluttering u Darren S. Jul 23, 2013 11:33 PM
A few more items - Hello everyone, I discovered just a few more things to pass by you as you're preparing Clean clothes? Yes, you can keep a duffel of clean clothes at my sister's place in Wenatchee. We will be there Sunday night a Darren S. Jul 23, 2013 11:26 PM
A few more items - Hello everyone, I discovered just a few more things to pass by you as you're preparing Clean clothes? Yes, you can keep a duffel of clean clothes at my sister's place in Wenatchee. We will be there Sunday night a Darren S. Jul 23, 2013 11:20 PM
New Meetup: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Core Class - Part II - Announcing a new Meetup for SMG Events! What : Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Core Class - Part II When : Friday, June Darren S. May 30, 2013 8:44 PM
Mt. Hood and more - Hello everyone, I have 2 spots that just came open on the Oregon Cascades climb of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson . Since it is such s Darren S. May 18, 2013 10:05 AM
Meetup details changed: Mt. Shasta Green Butte Ridge - It seems that the weather this weekend is not optimal for climbing a new and potentially complex route.  I am rescheduling this trip for the middle of May.  I am somewhat flexible on dates. If interested, please join the waitlist as before. Art Apr 18, 2013 2:36 PM
Yosemite trip this weekend - Hi everybody, please note that there are two spots left on this weekend's Yosemite trip, if anyone is interested. Art Art Mar 21, 2013 1:50 PM
8 spots available for this weekend - Hey all - this weekend's  Pyramid Peak ascent has 8 spots open for RSVP. We are going to be climbing this winter classic hopefully to descend on snowshoes, skis or snowboard. It is a long ascent, but if you are Darren S. Mar 18, 2013 9:39 AM
Meetup details changed: Mt. Tallac Cross Couloir - I've updated the Mt. Tallac Cross Couloir event. It will go live for RSVPs tonight at 8pm as originally scheduled. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.mee Darren S. Mar 13, 2013 5:45 PM
Fwd: 40% off Mountain Hardwear Expedition Tents - Today Only! - Hello members, This offer has now been extended to Friday, March 15t Darren S. Mar 10, 2013 10:09 PM
40% off Mountain Hardwear Expedition Tents - Today Only! - Darren S. Mar 8, 2013 10:00 AM
Meetup details changed: Ice climbing in Eagle Creek Canyon near Tahoe, member-organized - Looking for partners to climb Sunny Falls on Saturday.  Had to cancel the Friday trip as Hwy89 was still closed after the storm. I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: Art Mar 8, 2013 5:29 AM
600 Members and 30% off Mountain Hardwear - Hello everyone, Today marked a milestone for the club in that we just passed 600 in membership . Congratulations everyone! And thanks for your participation and enthusiasm to get us there from a handful of climbers back in 2009. Darren S. Jan 30, 2013 10:51 PM
Yosemite trip March 22-24 - RSVPs open tonight (Monday) at 8pm Art Jan 21, 2013 5:51 PM
North Cascades Expedition Open - Hello all, The 2013 North Cascades expedition was previously announced, but I wanted to send out one more group wide email about it for those who missed it. Link:  Darren S. Jan 2, 2013 10:54 AM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Now that I've got your attention.... - Preview not available Darren S. Nov 16, 2012 10:54 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Now that I've got your attention.... - Never mind – I found the membership option. Talk soon, Paul Paul J. Nov 16, 2012 10:34 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Now that I've got your attention.... - Hi Darren, Hope all is well and look forward to catching up on 12/4. Maybe you can h Paul J. Nov 16, 2012 10:13 PM
SMG Membership - How to Start, Change, or Renew - Hello, Specifically regarding changing or beginning your SMG Membership: If you are a former "Free" Member of SMG, want to change to annual membership, or need to renew , you should have already filled out a profi Darren S. Oct 31, 2012 3:12 PM
Now that I've got your attention.... - Hello everyone, Hopefully you've noticed something big is happening here at SMG. W Darren S. Oct 31, 2012 2:51 PM
Member Survey - Hello Everyone, My name is Beryl and I'm SMG's new Event and Networking Apprentice.  It's my job to take care of membership questions and event feedback.  Essentially, I'm here to make sure that our members are getting the most out of user 5. Aug 29, 2012 12:14 PM
7 spots for Whitney / Russell open - Hey all, Just a quick note to let you know that there are 7 spots available for this weekend to climb Whitney and Russell. The available entry dates are tomorrow, Weds, and Thurs. We have already acquired these permits and woul Darren S. Aug 27, 2012 3:00 PM
Whitney East Buttress, Tue Aug 28 - Hey everyone!   I'm looking for a partner to do the East Buttress in August, entry date is on Tuesday, August 28. I'm coming from LA, am happy to carpool or meet you there. My exit date is flexible, but Sunday is the latest I can stay. Janet Aug 15, 2012 12:48 PM
Mt Conness North Ridge - I'm looking for 1 or 2 people interested in doing the North Ridge of Mt Conness next Saturday or Sunday (7/28, or 29).  We would meet at the trailhead at Saddlebag lake around 6 am.  I've got pro.  Any interest??? David david k. Jul 24, 2012 8:07 PM
thats www.sierramountaineeringgroup.­org/news - Sorry - what a difference one character can make. That's www.sierramountaineeringgroup.­org/news as in slash news, not dot news. Thanks, D Darren S. Jun 15, 2012 11:40 AM
SMG Videos - Hi, As you may know ALL SMG events are captured in HD video and pictures. These are edited and accompanied by succinct trip reports and posted to the "News" tab our homepage at www Darren S. Jun 15, 2012 11:34 AM
Desolation Traverse - RSVPs are now open to everyone.  Make sure you check the trip description and prerequisites. Art May 29, 2012 8:38 AM
Please disregard - I just accidentally sent out an email that was meant for another SMG Member - sorry about cluttering up your inbox! Cheers, Darren Darren S. May 21, 2012 8:27 AM
Membership Expired - Please Renew - Hey Brian, As a result of moving our payment system to PayPal, your former subscrip Darren S. May 21, 2012 8:24 AM
Crown Point May 19-20 - RSVPs are now open to everyone.  Please reply to the waitlist. Art May 7, 2012 7:40 AM
Mountaineering Season Begins! - Darren S. May 4, 2012 8:02 PM
Mt. Shasta, Training Plan, Apprentices - Hello everyone, This year we are climbing Mt. Shasta four times, mark your calendar Darren S. Mar 30, 2012 9:37 AM
Video, Apprenticeships, News - Hello climbers, I try to make it a point not to send out too many groupwide emails, but I wanted to share some very newsworthy items with you... Darren S. Mar 13, 2012 2:21 PM
Let's climb! - Hello everyone, Darren here keeping you in the know... There are now over 100 mountaineering training videos , maps, and information available at our Darren S. Feb 13, 2012 4:59 PM
SMG Improvements and News - Dear Members, I wanted to make you aware of the latest improvements and news about your SMG membership. If you haven’t yet selecte Darren S. Jan 26, 2012 11:17 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Catch up with SMG! - Hi Darren, I just became a basic member and am trying to sign up for the Castle Hut trip. Since I am a basic member th Sarah Nov 22, 2011 9:27 AM
Catch up with SMG! - Darren S. Nov 21, 2011 9:28 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] One more thought - Hi Darren, Hope you are doing well.  I'm finally getting some time to head back to the mountains!   Wanted your advice...I haven't been climbing since early this year.  I think my fitness is OK but I've Anand Nov 15, 2011 9:17 PM
Oops! - Hey, I accidentally sent an email to everyone that was intended for this Saturdays climbers instead....sorry to clutter up your inbox! - D Darren S. Nov 15, 2011 7:49 PM
One more thought - Hey, I just wanted to mention two more things: first, I am not trying to scare anyone about Saturday's conditions, but I am trying to be realistic. I think it is very important in mountaineering to have realistic, grounded expectations about ju Darren S. Nov 15, 2011 7:47 PM
Join Us in 2012 - !! Darren S. Nov 6, 2011 9:46 PM
SMG Evolution in 2012! - Hello everyone, For those of you who are newer to SMG, welcome to our active year-round mountaineering community! For those of you who have been with us a while, thank you for your participation and enthusiasm which has helped grow SMG into the Darren S. Nov 1, 2011 10:09 PM
Meetup details changed: Sawtooth Range: Blacksmith Peak and Cleaver Peak from Glacier Col - I've updated this Meetup. It is now a one day event. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-M­ountaineering-Group/events/302­90011/ Darren S. Oct 25, 2011 9:53 PM
Rock Climbing group in Sacramento - Hello everyone, Perhaps some of you are aware that there is a group of active rock climbers in Sacramento. They have been organized on meetup in the past, but are now switching to organize on Facebook. I know the former organizer and so Darren S. Oct 23, 2011 11:06 PM
Re: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] Mt. Shasta trip-cancelled - Rick, I am up for all of them! Rob Robert L. Brinzer Consumer Service Manager GE Home & Business Solu user 2. Aug 3, 2011 5:10 PM
Mt. Shasta trip-cancelled - To all SMG members I'm canceling this weekends Mt Shasta Clear Creek climb due to the fact that the route is 90 percent melted out, I am not too fond of climbing Mt. Shasta scree. We apparently missed our window o Rick R. Aug 3, 2011 4:38 PM
Thunderbolt Video now live - Hello all, The ascent of Thunderbolt Peak , a challenging 14'er in the Palisades, is now available. Hope you can j Darren S. Aug 3, 2011 4:05 PM
Latest video - North Palisade - Hey all, SMG just released a video of our climb of the U-Notch on North Palisade - check it out! Hope to have you join us soon! Darren S. Aug 2, 2011 10:06 PM
Your 2011 Membership - Hello everyone, This message goes out to?the entire?Sierra Mountaineering Group...today is the last day of 2010. In order to continue your SMG membership please pay your 2011 Darren S. Dec 31, 2010 10:15 AM
New Meetup: New Years Eve on Mt. Baldy - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : New Years Eve on Mt. Baldy When : Friday, December 31,[masked]:00 PM Darren S. Dec 23, 2010 7:24 PM
New Meetup: Ice Climbing Ouray Ice Park Colorado - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : Ice Climbing Ouray Ice Park Colorado When : Sunday, January 16,[masked]:00 Darren S. Dec 22, 2010 2:06 PM
New Meetup: Ascent of Mt. San Jacinto 10,834 - Hey all, Last minute opportunity just happened. Hope you can join me. - Darren Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : Darren S. Dec 17, 2010 4:14 PM
New Meetup: New Year's Day Ascent of Cisco Butte 6,646 - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : New Year's Day Ascent of Cisco Butte 6,646 When : Saturday, January 1, 201 Tom W. Dec 16, 2010 10:32 AM
New Meetup: Winter Climb of Pyramid Peak 9,983 - Hey Everyone, SMG just posted a new event for January - a winter climb of Pyramid Peak! RSVPs are now open for those who are current dues paying members. It is posted as an overnight but there is the option to do it in one day. Enjoy the highest s Darren S. Dec 15, 2010 9:22 PM
January 1 deadline for SMG membership dues - Hello everyone, As you may be aware, Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG) has evolved from a group led only by myself and run solely on donations into a member-led format offering free events to dues paying members. This helps me keep the group going an Darren S. Dec 12, 2010 7:46 PM
Updated Meetup: Castle Peak 1st Anniversary Climb - Hi Everyone, I have updated and officially posted the Castle Peak ascent. Of note, this is our first event proposed and organized from among the membership. Go SMG! I hope you can join us to celebrate! If you have already RSVP'ed, you shou Darren S. Nov 21, 2010 8:57 PM
New Meetup: Mt. San Jacinto Weekend - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : Mt. San Jacinto Weekend When : Saturday, November 20,[masked]:30 AM Darren S. Nov 15, 2010 10:16 PM
New Meetup: Mt. Everest Slideshow FREE - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : Mt. Everest Slideshow FREE When : Tuesday, November 16,[masked]:30 PM Darren S. Nov 8, 2010 3:20 PM
New Meetup: El Cajon Mountain - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : El Cajon Mountain When : Thursday, November 11,[masked]:30 AM Darren S. Nov 8, 2010 2:16 PM
New Meetup: Mt. Russell 14,088 East Arete Sufferfest - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What : Mt. Russell 14,088 East Arete Sufferfest When : Saturday, November 13, 201 Darren S. Nov 8, 2010 1:07 PM
NEW SMG Guidelines - please read - Dear SMG Members, After much thought, the time has come to transition our group to a more effective format. Here are the changes I propose. (You can view more details Darren S. Nov 8, 2010 1:04 PM
Changes for SMG - Hello all, Sierra Mountaineering Group (SMG) has enabled us to get out climbing with others who share our passion for the mountains. During this last year, I was fortunate to be able to lead every one of our events personally. Due to my new career I Darren S. Oct 31, 2010 8:27 PM
November events - need your opinion - Hello everyone! As you may know, currently I am working near San Diego and may be here until winter. Since SMG has historically had few trips this far south, I have decided to try some events proximate to LA and the southern High Sierra for November Darren S. Oct 18, 2010 4:41 PM
SMG Fall Outlook - Hello all, SMG is now officially one year old and what a great year this has been! We had 35 events and now total 253 members! We summited dozens of peaks and many of us made great new friends. Along the way many of you know I have been m Darren S. Oct 4, 2010 6:00 PM
New Meetup: Echo Peaks Madness! - Hey all, I ended up with one more Saturday in August, so here is a fun trip I think everyone will like - YNP Echo Peaks and the potential for NINE summits in a single day. Lots of climbing and scrambling, with great views and a short approach. Darren S. Aug 23, 2010 1:36 AM
New Meetup: Rock Climbing Fundamentals at Donner Summit: Anchors, Multi-Pitch, and Technique - Hey all, I ended up with this Friday open after all. I thought it would be fun to return to Donner Summit for a day of rock climbing and focus more on placing protection, building anchors, multi-pitch climbing, and technique. I only have room for Darren S. Aug 22, 2010 11:01 PM

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