Rosie’s Roost was built in 1968, it is part of the Eklutna Traverse and was originally called Eagle Glacier Cabin.

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

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

Photo by Greg Bragiel.

Crevasse rescue training at the MCA's Basic Mountaineering School.

Photo by Dean Carman.

Bird Peak from Esbay Peak. Chugach State Park.

Photo by Wayne Todd.

September 2012 General Meeting Minutes

MCA General Meeting Minutes, September 19, 2012

Equipment: Jayme will be asking for help with the rope inventory, this needs to be done before the ice festival.

Calendar: Bring any horizontal photos to the October meeting at 6pm before the meeting begins. We’ll vote at the meeting.  If you know the dates of any events that should be added to the calendar for 2013, contact Stu.

Parks Advisory: Pete Panarese reviewed the recommendations from the Chugach State Park Advisory Committee.  They are planning to put a separate submission in to the state Capital Budget system in November.  When their recommendations are finalized, they will discuss it with the MCA Board and present it to the membership.  They will be asking for a letter from the MCA endorsing their budget requests. 

Library: Part of MCA’s book collection is at REI in a conference room.  Kristopher Klein will be helping organize the books and make them more accessible.  If you want to help with the organization or maintenance of the library, contact Vicky.

Huts: Greg Bragiel needs people to help with hut maintenance.  He cannot do it all himself.  Now is the time to form a group and put together a plan of action for next summer maintenance, in addition to any materials that can be taken to the huts this winter. 

Training: Jayme announced the MCA Ice Festival is September 28-30. Everyone welcome, from novices to more advanced climbers.  Mandatory meeting and gear check is Wednesday, Sept 26 at the BP Center.  Cost is $75, what a bargain! More if you sign up next week at the gear check.  A signup sheet for student and instructor interest is up front.

Elections: Elections for MCA officer and board positions will be during the October general meeting.  All the officer positions and 2 additional board positions are open.  Galen Flint was nominated for a second term as Vice President, Seth Weingarten was nominated for Treasurer, and Kelley Williams was nominated for Secretary. So far we don’t have any accepted nominations for President. Several people are considering their nomination before accepting.  If you would like to give back to the club by running for one of these positions, contact a current officer or board member.

Ross Noffsinger presented a video about his climb of Bounty Peak. 

Vicky Lytle, Director


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