February Newsletter: Click here
- Halloween Smith Rock Trip
- Forest Park Conservancy Service Project
- OMC Bake Sale Fundraiser
- In the News: a plan to climb the sixth tallest mountain in two weeks
- Coloring Page!
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:
- This month’s speaker
- Climb Night
- Leading on Rock
- Halloween Smith Rock Trip
- Service project with Camions of Care
- Bake Sale Fundraiser
- The Portland Marathon fundraiser/ service project
- In the news: Risks of using an ATC-Guide Device.
This month brings your last chance to complete fundraising and service project requirements! See inside the newsletter for details.
Check out these photos from the 2016 Canada trips!
For more, visit the past adventures page.
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!
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.
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!
The August Newsletter is here!
- The August Meeting/ Barbecue
- Service Project: Oaks Bottom
- In the news: Brad Gobright and Scott Bennett became the third party to complete three El Cap routes in a single day
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.
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.
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!