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

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

Avalanche drills at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Travis Taylor.

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

Photo by Brian Aho.

Pichler's Perch, the MCA's first hut, built in 1964, is the forerunner of the Eklutna Traverse system of shelters.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

Mountaineering Club of Alaska News

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 • MCA Ice Climbing Festival Sept 22-24, 2017  (August 21, 2017)
Register 9/1-16. Don't delay signing up; this is our most popular event!!!

 • January 2016 Board Meeting Minutes  (January 23, 2016)

 • December 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (December 09, 2015)

 • November 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (November 16, 2015)

 • October 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (October 06, 2015)

 • September 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (September 14, 2015)

 • June 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (June 15, 2015)

 • April 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (April 21, 2015)

 • March 2015 Board Meeting Minutes  (March 27, 2015)

 • Chugach State Park Access Plan is before the Anchorage Assembly for adoption  (September 05, 2014)
The Chugach State Park Access Plan is before the Anchorage Assembly for adoption. On Sept 9th there will be a public hearing and potential vote for adoption.


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