Mountaineers Share Adventures From at Least Four Continents

Cholatse and Taboche Peaks, both above 21,000 feet, and Ngozumba glacier. About a mile below the peaks lies the village of Gokyo, one of the highest inhabited places in the world. Photo by Don Krier.

MOUNTAINEER News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos Mountaineers as they celebrate another great year with a potpourri of their 2012 accomplishments.

The “Annual Potpourri Event” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Fuller Lodge will tell of member adventures from as far afield as the Khumbu in Nepal.

During the past year, the club offered 43 official outings, and members had innumerable adventures of their own.

To wrap up the year, the potpourri features six 10-minute talks chosen from adventures on at least four continents, from the American Southwest to Peru, Nepal, Wales, and Mexico, and in environments ranging from winter in the high mountains of Colorado, to the slickrock deserts of southern Utah.

The club’s board is not yet sharing their picks, but guarantees stories of color and adventure.

The meeting will also feature holiday cookies, cakes and pies. Club members are asked to bring a contribution to the dessert buffet.

The Mountaineers welcome the public and visitors are invited to join the buffet and meeting as guests. Their presence is the only contribution needed.

Wednesday’s meeting will be held in the Great Room of Fuller Lodge, beginning with a business meeting at 7:30 p.m., followed at about 8 p.m. by the potpourri presentations. Members should bring their desserts by 7:15 p.m. to allow time for setup.

The Mountaineers offers trips that range from easy hikes to technical mountaineering, and is committed to safe outdoor practices. Membership information and the Mountaineers schedule of activities can be found at http://www.lamountaineers.org/.

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