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Mountaineers: John Smedley’s Epic Adventures Aug. 27

on August 26, 2019 - 5:21pm

Los Alamos Mountaineers News:

The community is invited to hear about John Smedley’s adventures climbing Mt. Whitney and rafting the Grand Canyon at the Tuesday, Aug. 27 Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting.

The talk starts about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend.

Smedley will discuss the approach his group took to climbing Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48. He also will cover the permitting that was required to climb the mountain and some other approaches hikers can take.


This summit is an aggressive hike — individuals must travel 22 miles and travel up 6,800 feet in elevation. In addition to covering this climb, Smedley will give an overview of his 11-day hiking and rafting trip down the entire length of the Grand Canyon. Hear about his exciting adventures and how you can plan some of your own at this presentation!


For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email 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