Why should I join IMR?

There is a saying, "One travels fastest who travels alone."  Perhaps.  But one might consider a corollary saying, "One travels farther who travels with others."  We have club members who had never before peak bagged, or backpacked overnight, or day hiked more than three miles.  But, thanks to trip leaders who showed them the way, taught them the skills, and gave them the confidence, these club members are now sleeping in self-built snow caves, handling a GPS with ease, and bushwhacking with, if not smiles on their faces, at least the certainty that this obstacle will be overcome ... just like all the others.