The public is invited to join the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos for an exciting presentation by Brett Kettering, a local, active LAM member, titled “High Pointing Gets Addictive.”
Over the years, Kettering has been visiting state high points as he has opportunity. Lately it’s become more of an addiction. Kettering has summitted some of the states’ highest peaks, including: Borah Peak (Idaho) and Granite Peak (Montana). Borah Peak required a 5,200 foot elevation gain in 3.5 miles to reach the 12,662 foot summit. Granite required a nine mile backpack in, then a two mile approach to the Couloir that took them up 1,800 feet to the 12,799 foot summit.
In the next few years, Kettering has plans to summit some additional state high points: Hood (Oregon), Whitney (California), Boundary (Nevada), Rainier (Washington), Gannett (Wyoming), Mauna Kea (Hawaii) and Katahdin (Maine).
Come see some grand pictures of the high elevation terrain and scenery that await you!