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New Meetup: Desolation Traverse: Pyramid Peak 9983 North Couloir and Mt. Agassiz 9967 - Hey everyone, I ended up with this weekend open, and think it is time for another beginner level, but still challenging day trip. I would like to do the previously proposed "Desolation Traverse" trip, but with some changes. It will inclu Darren S. Aug 2, 2010 3:51 PM
New Meetup: North Peak 12,242 North Couloir / SE slope - Hello all, Thanks for those who provided feedback on August trips. North Peak, North Couloir won for August 13-14th. I am excited for the trip - this is a fun and rewarding peak and offers something for everyone. Take a look: Darren S. Jul 31, 2010 4:32 PM
August trips - please vote ASAP - Hey all, I am looking over August trip options and need your opinion. Please go to THIS LINK - POLLS TAB and let me know what trip dates you would attend if posted. Darren S. Jul 29, 2010 9:33 AM
New Meetup: Mountain Fund Slideshow at Granite Arch July 23, 7:00pm - Hey all, Just letting you know our local gym, Granite Arch is sponsoring a slideshow on July 23rd at 7:00pm. The speaker will be Scott MacLennan, who has recently received an award for his accomplishments in mountaineering. No RSVPs are necessary Darren S. Jul 8, 2010 7:30 PM
New Meetup: Bear Creek Spire & Mt. Dade, July 28-31 - Hello All, In late July SMG is getting away to climb two more spectacular summits on a four day adventure: Bear Creek Spire and Mt. Dade. Both of these granite beauties have classic routes on rock and snow, and the area offers enough variety for i Darren S. Jul 6, 2010 11:41 AM
New Meetup: The Palisades July 14-17: North Palisade, Mt. Sill, Thunderbolt Peak - Hey everyone, SMG just acquired a permit to climb in the Palisades for four days. I am thrilled - three fourteeners in a row in a spectacular alpine area, with options to suit every kind of climber. There will be a screening process (RSVP to a wai Darren S. Jun 30, 2010 10:57 PM
New Meetup: Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials at Eagle Lake Buttress - Hey All, Despite my chaotic schedule, I would like to get some climbing in at a spectacular backcountry crag near Tahoe. This place is perfect for us because it is semi-remote (less people) and very alpine in nature, with a wide range of routes on Darren S. Jun 29, 2010 8:25 PM
Saturday place to stay near Sacramento for SMG climber - Hey everyone, One of our members is coming up from LA to climb with us this weekend and would appreciate a place to stay and clean up Saturday night the 12th somewhere near Sacramento, before driving home on Sunday. If anyone would have a place for h Darren S. Jun 11, 2010 10:05 AM
New Meetup: Devils Peak 7,704 Northwest Gully / West Ridge - Hey all, June 12th, let's do a local favorite with alot of options for fun. RSVP's open tonight at 9:00 PM. I hope you can join us! - Darren What: Devils Peak 7,704 Northwest Gully / West Ridge When: Saturday Darren S. Jun 3, 2010 6:28 PM
New Meetup: Mt. Shasta 14,162 - Hotlum Bolam Ridge - Hey all, I finally got the Shasta dates nailed down - see below. Since this is a physically demanding route, there will be a screening process. If you are interested and meet the pre-requisites, please put your name on the waitlist. I will contac Darren S. May 30, 2010 11:29 AM
New Meetup: Climbing and Core Class: Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue - Hello everyone, A lot of folks in SMG are getting ready for Shasta and other big mountains this year, and have asked about having a glacier travel / crevasse rescue class. I have just posted the class for the end of this month, prior to our (unpos Darren S. May 25, 2010 5:59 PM
New Meetup: Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials at Phantom Spires - Hey all, I have just posted our June 5 event - a fun day of rock climbing and skill building at Phantom Spires. If you are itching to get on some rock like I am please join us. RSVP's open tonight at 9:30 pm. Looking forward to climbing wi Darren S. May 25, 2010 5:07 PM
New Meetup: Castle Peak 9,103 Southwest Face / Northeast Couloir - Hey All, I ended up with an open weekend in May after all. I just posted an entry-level event for May 29 on Castle Peak going over most of the basic mountaineering skills, as well as climbing two different routes. I hope you can join us! Darren S. May 17, 2010 5:43 PM
Matterhorn Peak 12,279 West Couloir / East Couloir - Hey Everyone, I just posted a new Meetup for the Sierra Mountaineering Group. I hope you will be able to join us. Climb on! - Darren What: Matterhorn Peak 12,279 West Couloir / East Couloir When: Friday Darren S. May 9, 2010 8:42 PM
Round Top 10,381 Crescent Moon Couloir / West Ridge - ANNOUNCING A NEW MEETUP FOR SMG: ROUND TOP 10,381 CRESCENT MOON COULOIR / WEST RIDGE Hey Everyone, We've been talking about Round Top for a while - a high and rewarding mountain near Carson Pass. We have two route options bo Darren S. Apr 28, 2010 4:07 PM
New Meetup: Pyramid Peak 9,983 Northwest Couloir - Hello Everyone, I am excited to announcing a new beginner level meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group on Pyramid Peak. This is a great time of year to come climb the highest summit in the Desolation Wilderness. RSVPs open tonight at 9:00pm. Pl Darren S. Apr 28, 2010 2:26 PM
New Meetup: Climbing and Core Class: Mountain Navigation and Routefinding - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Climbing and Core Class: Mountain Navigation and Routefinding When: Friday, April 30,[masked]:00 PM Suggested donation: $20.00 per person Where: Darren S. Apr 22, 2010 8:38 AM
New Meetup: Everest Trek FREE Slideshow - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Everest Trek FREE Slideshow When: Tuesday, April 27,[masked]:30 PM Where: Contact the event organizer, Milinda LaFe SMG is spreading the news a Darren S. Apr 13, 2010 4:46 PM
sequoia national park Alta Peak - Hi everyone, Adam Apr 5, 2010 3:34 PM
SMG in April, new events and news - Hey all, In an effort to cut down on messages from me, I am sending just one update for all of the events I am planning for April. I hope you find something that interests you - see you out there! Tonight: Darren S. Apr 2, 2010 12:30 PM
Special Presentation by First Ascent: Thermodynamics of Mountaineering - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Special Presentation by First Ascent: Thermodynamics of Mountaineering When: Thursday, April 1,[masked]:30 PM Where: Eddie Bauer Roseville Galleria Ma Darren S. Mar 18, 2010 1:10 PM
New SMG events posted - Hey all, Just a quick note to say thanks for all the great climbs we have been on in the last 6 months. It has been a pleasure to get to know those who have come out to climb with us. You guys rock! I also wanted to let you know what's happening Darren S. Mar 16, 2010 1:04 AM
Our Affiliate Program - Hey everyone, I have now arranged affiliate relationships with a few online gear retailers including MOUNTAIN GEAR, MOOSEJAW, and THE NORTH FACE . What this means is that when you shop at these retailers through our site, SMG gets a percentage Darren S. Mar 10, 2010 1:40 PM
Getting ready for MSSE this Saturday - Hello everyone, I hope you are as excited as I am to tackle Mt. Tallac this weekend. As usual, I wanted to send out a pre-trip communication to provide some important information. In order to give us maximum daylight, I moved the meetup Darren S. Mar 9, 2010 6:35 PM
RSVPs open: Mountain Snowshoeing and Skiing Essentials March 13th - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-M­ountaineering-Group/calendar/1­2503410/ Hey Everyone, SM Darren S. Feb 27, 2010 3:21 PM
New Meetup: Mountain Snowshoeing and Skiing Essentials - Hi everyone! I am really excited about SMG's Essentials training event for February. The route is spectacular and I am looking forward to sharing it with you. RSVPS open tomorrow. I hope you can join us! - Darren Announcing Darren S. Jan 29, 2010 7:54 PM
New Meetup: Review, Preview and Learn Something New: Mountain Navigation and Routefinding - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Review, Preview and Learn Something New: Mountain Navigation and Routefinding When: Friday, February 5,[masked]:00 PM Suggested donation: $15.00 per person Darren S. Jan 15, 2010 12:04 AM
Happy New Year and 2009 Recap - Hello everyone, I hope your 2009 was prosperous and full of adventure! SMG had an incredible fall, and I wanted to share some highlights. Since September, we have grown to 103 climbers! We have held 4 Meetups at local peaks. We a Darren S. Dec 31, 2009 6:36 PM
Meetup details changed: Winter Camping and Climbing Class - Merry Christmas to all! Just an FYI, I've changed the location of this Meetup to a better venue: a more professional facility, closer, and can accomodate more people. For all the details, see the full listing: Darren S. Dec 24, 2009 8:29 PM
Sierra Mountaineering Group Photos Posted - Hello everyone, SMG has had a busy fall! Photos submitted by those who attended the last three climbing events are now posted. Check out what we have been up to! http://www.meetup.co Darren S. Nov 29, 2009 10:14 PM
Meetup details changed: Backcountry Hut / Snow Camping, Winter Ascent of Castle Peak 9,109 - Hello everyone! Thanks to strong interest, SMG was able to buy out the entire hut for this date, so the place is ours! Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly, it has paid off. There are only 4 spots remaining for the event. If y Darren S. Nov 18, 2009 9:14 AM
New Meetup: Backcountry Hut / Snow Camping, Winter Ascent of Castle Peak 9,109 - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Backcountry Hut / Snow Camping, Winter Ascent of Castle Peak 9,109 When: January 22,[masked]:30 AM Price: $80.00 per person Where: Taylor and Eu Darren S. Nov 14, 2009 9:50 PM
Meetup details changed: Snow Camping and Winter Climbing Class - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-M­ountaineering-Group/calendar/1­1868517/ When: January 8,[masked]:00 Darren S. Nov 14, 2009 9:13 PM
New Meetup: Mountain Snowshoeing and Skiing Essentials - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Mountain Snowshoeing and Skiing Essentials When: January 16,[masked]:30 AM Price: $40.00 per person Where: Taylor and Eureka Rd / I-80 Park N Ri Darren S. Nov 14, 2009 9:09 PM
Important poll for January, printable topo maps, and more - Hey everyone, Just a little note about what's next for SMG. I need your input on the date for January! This climb requires reservations at a cool backcountry hut. Please vote on this poll and help get this 2-day snow camping an Darren S. Nov 4, 2009 12:07 PM
New Meetup: SMG December Meetup: Winter Ascent of Cisco Butte 6,646 - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: SMG December Meetup: Winter Ascent of Cisco Butte 6,646 When: December 12,[masked]:30 AM Price: $40.00 per person RSVPs begin November 22 Darren S. Nov 4, 2009 10:51 AM
New Meetup: Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Alpine Rock Climbing Essentials When: November 14,[masked]:30 AM Price: $40.00 per person Where: Taylor and Eureka Rd / I-80 Park N Ride Ta Darren S. Oct 26, 2009 7:16 PM
RE: [Sierra-Mountaineering-Group] NEW! SMG November Meetup: Mountaineering on Devils Peak - Marilyn Oct 17, 2009 8:06 AM
NEW! SMG November Meetup: Mountaineering on Devils Peak - Announcing a new Meetup for Sierra Mountaineering Group! What: Mountaineering on Devils Peak 7,704 When: November 21,[masked]:30 AM RSVP: Will open on Oct. 25 at 7:30 AM Price: $40.00 per person Darren S. Oct 11, 2009 9:55 PM
SMG "Hit List" - Hello again SMG climbers! I just posted another document for your perusal. It is a list of all the peaks, ordered by difficulty, that we may climb in the next 12 months. It is intended as a reference for the sort of peaks and routes we will likely u Darren S. Oct 5, 2009 9:23 PM
SMG Gear List! - Hello SMG climbers! I have been busy with a document that I think you might find useful. It is a detailed SMG Equipment and Clothing List . This should be very useful in understanding ALL the gear a typcial SMG climber would need to go just ab Darren S. Oct 5, 2009 8:30 PM
Tentative 2010 schedule published - Hello SMG members, As we are rapidly expanding I have created a draft schedule for the next calendar year. It's posted under the "Learn more about this meetup group" hyperlink near the bottom of our homepage. You can also go to the "Ab Darren S. Oct 2, 2009 6:53 PM
RSVP for our first date Oct. 24 - Hello SMG members, I am so pleased to see there is already a healthy start to this meetup group. I have put together our first date on October 24 to go over the basics of mountaineering (sans snow) at a fun, local peak. This is a gentle intro to moun Darren S. Sep 30, 2009 11:20 AM

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