Portland Marathon 2016

Every year, Post 58 volunteers at the Portland Marathon, handing out water to marathon participants and cheering our loudest. For Post members, this event can count as a fundraiser or a service project, and despite the early wake-up time, it is always well-attended.

Here are some photos from the event, which took place on October 9th:

Image Courtesy of Mia Hamacher. Original Work. (Portland Marathon 2016)
Image Courtesy of Mia Hamacher. Original Work. (Portland Marathon 2016)
Image Courtesy of Mia Hamacher. Original Work. (Portland Marathon 2016)
Image Courtesy of Mia Hamacher. Original Work. (Portland Marathon 2016)
Image Courtesy of Mia Hamacher. Original Work. (Portland Marathon 2016)

2016 Canada Trip Photos

Check out these photos from the 2016 Canada trips!

Week 1:

 

Week 2:

 

For more, visit the past adventures page.

 

Summer Fundraising

Even with school out and climbs underway, our Fundraising Coordinators have been hard at work, organizing events such as Last Thursday sales and a car wash!

Image Courtesy of Reuben Shafir. Original Work. (June 2016 Fundraiser)
Image Courtesy of Reuben Shafir. Original Work. (June 2016 Car Wash Fundraiser)
Image Courtesy of Reuben Shafir. Original Work. (June 2016 Fundraiser)
Image Courtesy of Reuben Shafir. Original Work. (June 2016  Car Wash Fundraiser)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to them, and to everyone who participated. Remember, Post 58 members are required to complete at least one service project and fundraiser per year.

Mt. Ellinor Photos

Here are some photos from one of the Mt. Ellinor trips that happened earlier this year:


Mt. Ellinor is located in the Olympic Mountains in Washington, and is popular as a first climb with the Post, but also attracts more experienced climbers.

Images are courtesy of Ameya Okamoto. Thanks, Ameya!

Summer Climbs

In the past few months, I haven’t posted much on here about the Post’s activities, but a lot has been going on.

Conditioning hikes help students prepare for climbs, get to know the other students and advisers they will be climbing with, learn how their gear will perform, and get used steeper terrain. This year, conditioning hikes began around the end of March/ beginning of April with hikes up Angel’s Rest and Dog Mountain. Hikes continued into June on many of our sunny and not-so-sunny weekends.

Image courtesy of Caroline Williams. Original Work. (Dog Mountain Hike 2016)
Image courtesy of Caroline Williams. Original Work. (Dog Mountain Hike 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As April turned into May, we began the first of many mountain climbs this season. Originally, the plan was for fifteen trips from late April into September. Unfortunately, since the weather has been difficult this season, we have made it up fewer summits than we hoped. Some climbs were rescheduled, while others forced us to turn around part way up. However, even on climbs where we failed to reach the summit, we have had a lot of fun and made new memories. In mountain climbing, summits are never guaranteed, so the process is a big part of the fun.

Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)
Image Courtesy of Tim Gentry. Original Work. (Mt. Hood West Crater Rim 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to hikes and mountain climbs, we’ve also had some other types of trips happening, including smith rocks trips, snow school, and a skills session. Later this summer we have more mountain climbs and two backpacking trips. The season isn’t over yet — happy climbing!

July 2016 Newsletter

Inside:

  • Next Meeting – not at Lincoln!
  • Fundraiser – Last Thursday Sale
  • Service Project – Trail Maintenance
  • Interview – Caroline Williams
  • Climbing News – Lhaka Sherpa has broken her own record for the most summits of Everest by a woman.