St. Elias mountains from Mt Bear area. St. Elias National Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Snow travel school at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Brian Aho.

The Matanuska Glacier as viewed from Mt. Wickersham.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Willy Hersman leads his entourage on the classic MCA Portage to Whittier trip which may have great weather and wonderful vistas.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Welcome to the Mountaineering Club of Alaska

The Mountaineering Club of Alaska is a 501(c)(7) non-profit corporation, founded in 1958, whose mission is to maintain, promote and perpetuate the association of persons who are interested in promoting, sponsoring, improving, stimulating and contributing to the exercise of skill and safety in the Art and Science of Mountaineering.


MCA's Basic Mountaineering School teaches individuals the basics skills for travel in mountain environments. (Photo by Seth Weingarten.)

Each year the MCA puts on multiple events, like the MCA Ice Climbing Festival, that are open to the community. (Photo by Wayne Todd.)

MCA huts offer safety and comfort in remote locations throughout the Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains. (Photo by William Finley.)


MCA Events
MCA News
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01.10.2014
Hatcher Pass Mountaineering Huts Group (HPMHG)


08.31.2013
MCA Ice Climbing Festival Register Now!


10.25.2012
October 2012 General Meeting Minutes
Includes Officer and Director election results.

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Many thanks to: Wayne Todd, Tim Silvers, Ross Noffsinger, Steve Gruhn, Carrie Wang, Billy Finley and many others who provided information, ideas and photos. And thanks to Willy Hersman who created, managed and hosted the first MCA website, without which this site's development would have been so much more difficult. Current website donated by Couloir Graphics.