MeetingLadakh (“The Land of High Places”) sits at the crossroads of Tibet, India, and Pakistan. It is a place rich in history, culture, and it offers the amateur mountaineer a number of accessible Himalayan peaks. Join IMR member Scott Arnold as he shares with you his experience of climbing one of those peaks, Stok Kangri.
TrainingJoin IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 20 April 2019 and run from 8:30am to noon (this date may change depending upon Bogus Basin's closing weekend schedule). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, glacier travel on crampons, and rig a Z pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue.
Day TripSnowmobiles have been mistakenly using Idaho City Park n' Ski Trails. Idaho Parks and Rec asked IMR to help by posting No Snowmobile signs to remind operators of wintertime motorized travel restrictions.
Day TripJoin us for a cross-country tour at the Idaho City Park-n-Ski. We'll either ski a loop or set up a shuttle. Participants need strong intermediate ski skills and a winter day pack. No dogs, please. The trailhead is about a 1.5 hour drive from Boise. Vehicles need a Park-n-Ski pass, which can be purchased on the drive up.
Overnight TripJoin Friends of the Owyhees for the 4th Edition of Succor Creek Geology About The Trip
MeetingToo many people trade their skiing in for golfing, just when backcountry skiing is hitting prime conditions. Let Boise skier extraordinaire Cody Feuz take you out on a tour! He'll talk about why go spring skiing (powder is overrated), how to be successful, pitfalls and dangers, and places to go for a day trip from town.
Day TripJoin us for a classic Nordic ski tour, exact location TBD depending on where we think the best snow conditions will be after the storml predicted on Friday. We'll leave Boise at 8 am. Either a trail fee or parking pass will be needed. No dogs, please.
Day TripJoin us in a semi-exploratory ski tour in the Boise Mountains near Idaho City. We will be breaking trail on old logging roads and through the forest, up to about 10 miles round trip with about 1,700 foot cumulative elevation gain. This tour is not part of the Idaho City Park-n-Ski system and passes are not needed.
MeetingIdaho living legend Joe Leonard will give a presentation about his pioneering outdoor exploits starting way back in the 1960s, the era of three-pin bindings, leather knickers, gaiters and wool socks. He will address what the wilderness and all that Idaho skiing, kayaking and climbing has meant to him, including the spiritual benefits of a life spent in the wilderness and beyond.
MeetingIMR members Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke spent 12 days on these glacier-fed rivers, rowing past brown bears, seals hunting Copper River salmon, and calving glaciers.