Stanford Alpine Club Event Calendar

This page generally includes instructional trips and official club outings but not informally arranged trips. Please see the page on instructional trips if you want to know how they work.
Check the Calendar Archive to see what you've missed.

January 2013
January 28 (Monday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Thomas Brunner - Compton Neve - Ski Mountaineering in BC
Getting dropped on a glacier field by a plane, traverse that glacier field for 10 days until you hit the coast and finally get a float plane out back home - that was our plan for a trip in British Columbia 2011. After waiting for a few days the weather was finally good enough to be flown in. At our anticipated destination clouds were already approaching so we were dropped off at a nearby shoulder. It was a great feeling seeing the plane take off leaving me and my ski buddy in the Canadian wilderness miles away from any civilization. So we started our traverse that did not bring us to the coast after all but provided us with great memories about skiing on glaciers in a total white out.
Location: Clark Center Room s360 (near Peet's Coffee) map / directions
February 2013
February 11 (Monday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Ron Kauk - Letters from Sacred Rok
Yosemite climber Ron Kauk shares his new book that captures the essence of climbing in his own journey and how it relates to education nature's way.

Ron Kauk has been climbing in Yosemite for over 40 years. He has shared what this has meant to him through films (including Return to Balance: a Climber's Journey) and books (Spirit of the Rock). He recently started a non-profit, Sacred Rok (in collaboration with Stanford education professor Kenji Hakuta and his wife Nancy Goodban) that brings youth from the Merced region to Yosemite. Through this organization, Ron seeks to share what he has learned from his climbing career and the constant renewal that he finds in the natural world of Yosemite. The recently-released book, Letters from Sacred Rok, intertwines an account of his experiences in bringing youth to Yosemite with his reflections as a climber. This talk will feature slides from the book (mostly taken by Ron) as well as more classic slides from climbing history, and will elaborate on the mission and vision of Sacred Rok and its relationship to Ron's climbing experiences.
http://sacredrok.org/
Location: Clark Center Room s360 (near Peet's Coffee) map / directions

February 19 (Tuesday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Michael Arnoer - Skiing across Greenland
Location: TBD
February 25 (Monday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Dylan Johnson - The Cowboy and the Maiden: First Ascent of Siguniang Southwest Ridge
http://www.thecleanestline.com/2009/04/dirtbag-diaries-the-cowboy-and-the-maiden.html
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web08f/newswire-siguniang-ascent
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web10f/wfeature-2010-mugs-stump
Location: Clark Center Room s360 (near Peet's Coffee) map / directions
March 2013
March 2 (Saturday) Anchors I class, probably at Castle Rock
Leader: TBA See the classes page for more info.
March 4 (Monday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Andy Selters - Mountains of the Blue Sheep: A Journey Beyond The Himalaya
Much of the Northern tip of India remains unexplored, a vastness of peaks and glaciers that has long sheltered people and wildlife in their ancient patterns. An expedition climbed peaks almost unseen before, and found a remote village. Those ancient ways are changing fast.
http://www.andyselters.com/multimedia.html
http://adventuresportsjournal.com/climbing/the-alpinist-comes-home
Location: Clark Center Room s360 (near Peet's Coffee) map / directions
March 11 (Monday), 7:15pm Chris Chan Memorial Slideshow Series - Alina Garbuzov - Chamonix
Location: Clark Center Room s360 (near Peet's Coffee) map / directions
March 23-31 Spring Break