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Hear A Californian’s Forays Into Ice & Alpinism Tuesday

on January 21, 2019 - 4:17pm

Jonathan Regele will discuss how he fell in love with ice and alpinism at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A southern Californian might be the least likely person to fall in love with ice and alpine climbing, but that’s exactly what happened to Jonathan Regele.

Learn about how he got involved in these sports at the January Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the nature center.

Snow was a novelty to Regele as a kid, but in late high school and college he became interested in rock climbing and mountaineering. In 1999, he got his first taste of ice and alpinism and there was no turning back. He soon began to pursue technical alpine and water ice climbs with a passion.

At Tuesday's talk, Regele will tell the story of how he began his climbing career in southern California, where snow and ice are hard to find. Within several years of starting, he was climbing peaks in the Sierras, Cascades, Colorado and the Canadian Rockies.

This talk is free to attend, and no registration is required. The meeting is in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.

PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.


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