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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 7:00 pm
555 WEST 25TH ST


This month’s program features Sven Taow who will talk about a month-long climbing expedition in the Peruvian Andes that he and three friends did in the summer of 2015. After arriving in Peru, Sven’s group hired a local Indian cook and rented 14 burros and headed up to Peru’s Cordillera Blanca where they set up a base camp to acclimate and practice self rescue. They climbed three peaks ranging in height from 17,800 to 19,800 feet: Urus, Ishinca and Tocllaruju. Tragically, just six days before Sven and his team summited Tocllaruju, a team of four Estonian climbers fell into a crevasse just below Tocllaruju’s summit after a snow bridge collapsed and three of them perished.

Sven teaches climbing, mountaineering, winter camping and backpacking at BYU Idaho. He also organizes the annual Idaho Mountain Festival - a weekend of climbing, trail running and mountain biking held each August at Castle Rocks State Park. During summers, Sven also manages to operate a photo business in Jackson, Wyoming

The meeting is open to the public and all outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend.

This is the time to renew or join!
Single memberships are $20 and family memberships are $25.
Membership supports this event, our annual picnic (August), and our guest speaker series which is held the first Wednesday of every month, excepting July, August, and November.

Find out about our other outdoor activities at these links.


Road biking routes in southeastern Idaho ranging from 20-25 miles up to about 50 mile alternatives have been developed by Barb Brown, Judy Williams, Gay Gilbert, and others over the past 17 years for use by a weekly Tuesday morning riding group. Mapman Alan Crockett (and protégé Jeb Blakeley) have improved the early rough schematics using GPS hardware and DeLorme software.

These maps in PDF are available HERE
For information about the club send us an email at info@idahoalpineclub.org and we'll get right back to you.
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