REEL ROCK IS COMING! Thurs. and Fri., September 19-20, 2013

Reel Rock returns!

You heard it here first, this year Mazamas hosts Reel Rock 8 at Bagdad Theater & Pub,  with additional support from:

Next Adventure
Portland Rock Gym
Mountain Shop
The North Face Store Portland
The Circuit
The Stone Group West

Get your presale tickets by following this link.


SMITH ROCK OPEN HOUSE - Wednesday, August 28, 2013


BEACON ROCK ADOPT A CRAG DAY -- Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Mazamas, the American Alpine Club and the Beacon Rock Climbing Association will host the 2nd annual Adopt a Crag at the Beacon Rock State Park and will be joined by the Access Fund’s Conservation Team!

Teams will work to restore some eroded belay platforms, fix damaged trails and pick up trash that collects in the boulder field during the busy tourist season at the park.

WHO: Mazamas, Access Fund, American Alpine Club & Beacon Rock Climbing Association
WHAT: Adopt a Crag – Climbing Area Stewardship Day
WHEN: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, September 7, 2013
WHERE: Beacon Rock State Park, WA (Columbia River Gorge)
WHY: Help maintain trails and restore base of climbs

Free food and drinks for volunteers!

Contact: Adam@mazamas.org

For more information about the Conservation Team, follow this link.

MAZAMAS IN MAZAMA

Take advantage of beautiful fall climbing weather in the North Cascades with easy camping onsite at the Outward Bound Basecamp.  

The cost will be $8/day for members and $15/day for nonmembers.  Maximum capacity per night will be around 25 people.  Dates are 9/5 thru 9/21 (checkout on 9/22 for the last night).  You'll have access to the lodge for communal meeting space and for showers/restrooms.

Address: Northwest Outward Bound School Basecamp, 226 Lost River Rd., Mazama WA 98833

TRAILS CLUB OF OREGON OUTING: YOU'RE INVITED!

Photo: Roy Luck
A few openings are available for Mazama members in either week of the Trails Club of Oregon 2013 Alpine Outing. The weeks are August 4-11 and August 11-19. The 2013 Outing will be in the Chamberlain Lakes basin of Idaho's White Cloud Mountains. Mazama members have participated in many of the past Alpine Outings and enjoyed the experience. The experience will include dramatic mountains, picturesque lakes, and great hiking opportunities.

For full details including registration info and costs, please follow this link.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AT BEACON ROCK STATE PARK! -- June 1, 2013


What: National Trails Day
Who: Mazamas, Beacon Rock Climbing Association, Washington Trails Association, Friends of the Gorge, Forest Service, Beacon Rock State Park (WA State Parks System) and independent hikers
When: Saturday, June 1, 10am (hiking) til 3pm – food and drinks (noon to sunset)
Where: Beacon Rock State Park, Columbia River Gorge, Hwy 14.
Why: American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® is the country's largest celebration of trails. Thousands of NTD activities will be happening all over the country. Events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.

This is a Free Day at the park. Food and drinks (as long as they last) are free as well.

COMING SOON: OUTINGS DISCOVERY NIGHT – Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mazamas Outings are your chance to travel to adventurous destinations all over the world. Outings Discovery Nights provide the opportunity to meet with the leaders of open outings to learn more about the outing and find out if it's right for you.

Featured presentations:
Eugene Lewins: 2014 Corsica Trek
Bob Breivogel: Climbing and Backpacking in Idaho
Joe Whittington: China-Tibet 

Follow this link to learn more about these and many other upcoming Mazamas outings.

What: Outings Discovery Night
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013
Where: Holman Auditorium
Mazamas Mountaineering Center 
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215

YARD WORK PARTY AT MMC - Saturday, April 27



 Saturday, April 27

It's spring cleaning time at the MMC and we're looking for volunteers to pitch in on landscaping and yard maintenance.

We'll gather for coffee at 8:30 and begin work at 9 a.m. From 9-noon we'll power wash some areas surrounding the building and spread bark dust in the plant beds.

Donate your time and/or equipment - the supplies we need to get the work done are:
A power washer
A mulcher
Work gloves
Wheelbarrows
Rakes

If you have any of the above items you would be willing to donate, and/or if you would like to help out, please contact Mazama member Steve Polzel, steve_polzel(at)hotmail.com.

CLIMB NIGHT -- Monday, May 6

The Adventurous Young Mazamas is pleased to bring back Climb Night for the Winter 2012-2013 season. Every winter, AYM hosts a monthly climb night at Club Sport in Tigard. We climb the first Monday of every month from November to May. The last Climb Night of the season is scheduled for Monday May 6th from 7pm to 11pm. We have worked with Club Sport to offer a special rate of $10 for Mazama members ($15 for non members). Harnesses and rock shoes are available for rental. All are welcome to attend! We especially welcome recent BCEP graduates to join us. Bring a friend with you but if you don’t have a belay partner, we’ll set you up with one. Climb Night is a great way to practice your climbing skills at the largest rock climbing facility in Oregon. For more information about Climb Night and to see pictures of past climb nights go to our special Climb Night webpage at this link.

MOUNTAINS OF THE BLUE SHEEP: JOURNEY BEYOND THE HIMALAYA WITH ANDY SELTERS -- Friday, May 3rd

A Benefit for Mazamas Expedition Committee

Much of the northern tip of India remains unexplored, a vastness of mountains and glaciers that shelters people and wildlife in ancient patterns. In 2012 a small expedition climbed several 20,000-foot peaks and found that in a remote village, old traditions of generosity and trust are still alive.

DR. CANDACE GOSSEN: HEALING CLIMBING INJURIES -- Sunday, May 19

This 3 hr. workshop focuses on healing injury that limits your potential, unblocking stuck energy in the trauma and strengthen surrounding muscles to support tendon and deep connective tissue repair. Using Yoga asanas and Qi energy work mixed with core strengthening, the target of this practice is to gain flexibility, alleviate pain and heal.

For ANYONE that has suffered trauma to the body, old or young, walking or in a chair, all will be
accommodated.


  • Workshop - $40
  • 20% discount for Mazamas members  

OFF THE BEATEN TRAIL: 50 OBSCURE HIKES-- Wednesday, May 1

Are you ready to get off the beaten trail? Join Matt Reeder for a slideshow and presentation on his new guide book “Off the Beaten Trail.”  Come and learn about 50 spectacular hikes in NW Oregon and SW Washington that are unknown to most area hikers. Q & A session and book sale will follow.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 7 pm
Where: Holman Audiorium
Mazamas Mountaineering Center 
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215

CELEBRATE THE FIRST AMERICANS ON MT. EVEREST -- April 20, 2013 and May 22, 2013

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest. The Mountaineers is honoring two of Everest’s history makers: Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest, and Tom Hornbein, the first American (along with teammate Willi Unsoeld) to summit Everest via the West Ridge.  Please help raise vital funds for Mountaineers programs by joining us for two exclusive events:

  • April 20: a special celebration featuring Jim Whittaker, Tom Hornbein, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
  • May 22, 2013: Everest: The West Ridge Anniversary Book Signing and a Conversation with Tom Hornbein and Jon Krakauer

EXPLORING EASTER ISLAND AND THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA -- Wednesday March 27

In December 2012, Steve Bleiler spent a month long solstice party hiking Easter Island and Tierra del Fuego, in addition to x-country skiing, climbing, and exploring the Antarctic Peninsula with Quark Expeditions.

Come share in the splendor and mystery of the Rapa Nuian Moai monuments, Easter Island’s Crater Lake and of the parks at “del fin del Mundo”. Our adventure then takes us across the Drake Passage aboard the Ocean Diamond, to experience the presence of orcas and humpbacks under the midnight sun, to climb and x-country ski Antarctic ridges, hike through penguin colonies, explore century old whaling and research stations, zodiac raft through iceberg fields set amongst the sublime beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, finally re-crossing the Drake and rounding Cape Horn on the way home. Party on!


When: Wednesday, March 27, 7 pm
Where: Holman Audiorium
Mazamas Mountaineering Center 
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215

To learn more about Mazamas evening travel programs, please follow this link.

VALHALLA'S PROVINCIAL PARK -- Wednesday April 10

Gimli Peak via the South Ridge route (5.10a) is one of the best rock climbs in its class anywhere in the world. It is one of Fred Beckey’s, “100 Favorite North American Climbs” and rightfully so.

Gimli Peak is located in the Kootenay district of southeastern British Columbia. It lies on the southern border of Valhalla Provincial Park, west of Slocan Lake in the Southern Selkirk mountains.

In June 2012, Adam Baylor and Ken Allen climbed Gimli’s South Ridge and will share their adventure via video, photos and story. The climb was partially funded by an American Alpine Club, Live Your Dream Grant.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 7 pm
Where: Holman Audiorium
Mazamas Mountaineering Center 
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215

To learn more about Mazamas evening travel programs, please follow this link.

NEW HIKES IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND WASHINGTON -- Wednesday April 17


Hiking guru Bill Sullivan takes us on a slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered for the new fourth edition of “100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington, ” released in April 2013.

We’ll find a hidden lake at Mt. Adams, hike to a wildflower hill above Hood River, explore a new path to Fish Creek Mountain, and see what’s been changed by the fires at Mt. Hood. As always, expect anecdotes about geology, history, and wildlife along the way.

OUTINGS DISCOVERY NIGHT – Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mazamas Outings enable you to travel to adventurous destinations all over the World. Outings Discovery Nights provide the opportunity to meet with the leaders of open outings to learn more about the outing and decide if it is an appropriate activity for you.

Join us at 7:00 PM, May 16, 2013 at the MMC Auditorium to learn more about outings to Tibet, England, Bhutan, and possibly other destinations.

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013
Where: Holman Auditorium
Mazamas Mountaineering Center 
527 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97215

Follow this link to learn more about the Mazamas Outings Committee.

RETURN OF THE WARRIOR'S WAY -- April 12 - 22

Following up on last year's phenomenally popular Warrior's Way climbing clinics, mental training guru Arno Ilgner returns to the Portland area in April to offer up an even heftier serving of clinics and trainings. Designed to help rock climbers overcome mental barriers related to falling, movement, and commitment to action, the Warrior's Way clinics have been helping climbers across the globe tap into hidden reserves of mental power.

Co-sponsored by Mazamas and The Source Climbing Center of Vancouver, this year's classes offer a variety of options in subject matter, experience level, and venue. Mazamas members receive a major discount!

"Read more" below to see the complete class schedule, or follow this link to sign up directly at the Mazamas home page.

AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB ANNUAL DINNER FEATURING JOHN BRAGG -- Saturday, April 20

Join the American Alpine Club - Oregon Section  at Timberline Lodge for its annual dinner and experience "Confessions of a Patagoniac" by John Bragg: Torre Egger first ascensionist and one of America's greatest climbers.

Special price! Mazamas members enjoy the AAC member price of $35

For more info, you can visit the Facebook event page at this link.

Click here to purchase tickets.

MAZAMAS USED EQUIPMENT SALE IS ALMOST HERE!


Friday, March 15, 2013

5 to 6 p.m. Sale for Mazama members and students in climb classes


6 to 9 p.m. Sale open to the general public

Location: Mazama Mountaineering Center SE 43 Ave. and Stark Street


"Read more" below if you want to know: 
  • What we sell and what might you find
  • How to sell some gear
  • How to donate items for Mazamas to sell
  • How to buy some gear