Los Alamos Mountaineers Present: ‘A Southern Californian’s Forays Into Ice And Alpinism’

Jonathan Regele during a climbing adventure. Coutesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers

Hear about how Jonathan Regele fell in love with ice and alpinism — even though he grew up in southern California — at  7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting.

The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The Mountaineers meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. The event is free and open to all.

As a kid who grew up in southern California, snow was a novelty to Regele. 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.

Soon, Regele began to pursue technical alpine and water ice climbs with a passion. At this talk, he 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 many peaks in the Sierras, Cascades, Colorado and the Canadian Rockies.