Climber on seracs on the Matanuska Glacier during the annual MCA ice climbing festival.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

The Matanuska Glacier as viewed from Mt. Wickersham.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Contrary to ad campaign copy - Keystone is not light when hauled in sleds on the Eklutna Traverse.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

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

Photo by Brian Aho.

Vin Hoeman Library

MCA members are welcome to check out books from our extensive collection. There are many guide books and tales to help you plant that next adventure, whether it be in Alaska or beyond.

Our library is currently located in a back room at The Hoarding Marmot under the stairwell. To access the library, you may check in with staff who can assist you, or follow the signs that point the way. Please be courteous and respectful to The Hoarding Marmot staff and space. 

The library is comprised of three bookshelves, and there are camp chairs available to sit back, relax, and read. To check out a book from the library, please record your information in the front page of the binder located on the bookshelf nearest the door. 

A list of available library books can be found online through our catalog. Please click on this link to view it. 





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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.