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Aaron Vix- Climbing in the Pacific Northwest

Free for the public

 

***IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE FOR AMC MEMBER MEETINGS: Member meetings for the 2019 calendar are being moved from Mondays to the 4th WEDNESDAY, of every month, 7-9 pm.

They’re massive. Magical. Magnificent. AMC member, Aaron Vix, shares his experiences as he crosses a couple of Northwest mountains off his bucket list.

  • Mt. Shuskan- Vix will testify as to why Shuskan is regarded as the most photographed peak in Washington with a highly complex route involving a thousand feet of exposed scrambling, moderate snow climbing, glacier travel and an amazing summit pyramid of hundreds of 4th/5thclass climbing.  Fred Becky waxes on; “This peak epitomizes the jagged alpine peak like no other massif in the North Cascades…it has no equal in the range when one considers the structural beauty of its four major faces and five ridges… There is no other sample in the American West of a peak with great icefall glaciers derived from a high plateau, and in the Pacific Northwest it is the only non-volcanic peak whose summits exceed timberline by more than 3,000’…Shuskan is one of the finest mountaineering objectives in the North Cascades and its reputation is certainly deserved.”
  • Mount Olympus -Grecian Formula-: An air of mystery pervades the peak Olympus – so remote few people every see it with their own eyes, hard to approach, the highest point in Olympic National Park supports a half-dozen glaciers, despite its relatively modest elevation. Mount Olympus is probably on the tick list of every climber in the northwest, but it is rarely ascended because of the long approach-a two-day, 18-mile trek. It’s not for everyone, but just hanging in the vicinity of this “home where dwell the gods,” is impressive and restorative according to early British explorer John Meares.

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AMC Outings & Events

For members only

Slab/ footwork technique practice session

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 25 February 2019 10:00 AM

There are 10 climber spots available for this outing. Everyone will be sent to the waitlist prior to approval.

What is this meetup?
Come spend an afternoon practicing climbing footwork and technique. Climbing is a skill sport. Improveme... Read More


Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 26 February 2019 6:45 AM

We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late.
Go North on 59 Ave from L-101.
Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East.
Turn r... Read More


Ape Index Rock Gym Wednesday nights

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 27 February 2019 5:30 PM

Informal group of people meet on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm to belay each other & socialize. Come join us. If you are new, ask at the desk for me (Rogil) or look for an older couple.
There is a fee to use the gym.

This event is not ... Read More


Massive, Magical, Magnificent! Aaron Vix and Climbing in the Pacific Northwest

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 27 February 2019 7:00 PM

(Remember- Member Meetings are now on Wednesdays!)
They’re massive. Magical. Magnificent. AMC member, Aaron Vix, shares his experiences as he crosses a couple of Northwest mountains off his bucket list. 
Mt. Shuskan- Vix will testify as... Read More


Hike Mountain at Thunderbird Conservation Park

Held by Arizona Mountaineering Club - Since 1964 on 5 March 2019 6:45 AM

We hike up Thunderbird Mt every Tuesday morning, just for the aerobic work out. We start hiking on time, so don't be late.
Go North on 59 Ave from L-101.
Turn West (left) off 59 Ave (into the park) just before 59 Ave bends East.
Turn r... Read More


Spring 2019 Basic School

The Arizona Mountaineering Club has been teaching outdoor rock climbing for over 50 years. As an all-volunteer organization, AMC is able to offer the most comprehensive training at a very low cost to members. This rock school is for new climbers or anyone who learned from friends, but wants to fill in knowledge gaps and learn the current Best Practices in rock climbing over the course of 4 evenings and 3 all-day weekend sessions.

See our Schools page at http://arizonamountaineeringclub.net/schools/outdoor-rock-climbing-school/ for details and registration.

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