Hear about Tom Jungst’s adventures as an extreme skier at the June Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
Learn about Tom Jungst’s experiences as an extreme skier and climber at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, at 2600 Canyon Road.
The meeting begin at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Jungst took extreme skiing to another level in the early 1980s by combining his skills as a ski racer with ice and rock climbing. He created complex routes from Europe to Alaska to the Northern Rockies. The remote peaks of Montana became a testing ground for a new style of extreme skiing that led features in every major ski magazine, even Rolling Stone.
By the mid 1980s, Jungst was skiing for Warren Miller and the wild crew put together by Greg Stump. Join Jungst at the Mountaineers meeting to hear more about his career and the ups and downs of his mountain adventures.
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.