Virtual Events

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The Washington Alpine Club hosts virtual events for members and non-members. A list of posts about upcoming and recent events is below. Click on the title of events you are interested in to find sign-up details.

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Past Virtual Events

  • Community Discussion: How Do the Outdoors Serve Our Mental Health?
    March 2nd 2021 @ 7:00PM What if we looked at mental health the same way we look at physical health? Outdoor activities depend on both, and they impact both in varying degrees – whether we acknowledge it or not. Our second Community Discussion will be led by WAC member and psychologist Trevor Davis. Trevor will be walking us through a short presentation on resiliency aspects of outdoor activities and community, as well as some of the known risk factors for things like stress injuries and mental health issues. Then together, we will explore the spectrum of benefits and risks related …

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  • Community Discussion: You climbed WHAT?!
    Climbing Route Names and Inclusive Language Virtual Event information Tue, Jan 12th 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST Climbing route names can rouse laughter, raise eyebrows, and they can inspire you to return to a project again and again. They can also alienate people from the sport, both new and veteran. Here and abroad, climbing route names are a source of controversy – especially over the last year. Some local climbs in Vantage, Index, and other crags in the PNW are up for debate. This week we’d like to get together as a community to talk about offensive climbing route names. …

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  • Olympic NP Skiing & Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale Workshop with Matt Schonwald
    Next Wednesday we’ll be hosting our first virtual event of 2021. Wednesday Jan 6th 7pm – 9pm Matt Schonwald of BC Adventure Guides will be joining us for the evening to talk about his new book “Backcountry Skiing Olympic National Park” & to lead a workshop on the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES). In addition to learning about a new zone, this will be a workshop on the ATES system which was developed by Parks Canada to help backcountry users assess the severity of the terrain encountered in a given trip. It’s being used more and more in the US …

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  • Ming Poon – Getting the Shot, Safely
    Join us for an evening with Ming Poon, a decorated photographer, videographer and adventurer based out of North Lake Tahoe, California. In 2018 he received Powder Magazine’s prestigious Photo of the Year award, and in 2019, he won the renowned Whistler Blackcomb Deep Winter Photo Challenge. You might recognize his name as a regular contributor to TGR, Powder, Backcountry Magazine and Vermont Life Magazine. He’s also a regular participant on Cody Townsend’s Fifty Project. Ming often travels long and far in the backcountry to get his shots. His job calls for assessing safety while traveling in remote locations. Join us …

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  • How to Enjoy and Protect the Outdoors in 2020
    Join us for an evening with Betsy Robblee and Taldi Harrison two of our talented members who work on emerging federal regulatory and legislative issues that affect the outdoors. During this session they will discuss how their respective organizations advocate for recreationalists, and the background and importance of recreating responsibly during the pandemic. The session will be an hour followed by a Q&A session. Betsy Robblee (WAC Basic 2017) is the Conservation and Advocacy Director at the Mountaineers. As the Conservation and Advocacy Director, Betsy leads The Mountaineers conservation and advocacy programming, including driving partnerships, executing advocacy campaigns and communications, …

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