THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS
Come Explore with Us.
Who are we?
The Rocky Mountaineers is a non-profit outdoor club based in Missoula, Montana that offers adventure opportunities and promotes the acquisition of skills necessary to thrive in the mountain environment. Founded in 1960, the club provides monthly presentations for inspiration, “round table” discussions for knowledge sharing, technical skills clinics, and a full calendar of trips led by qualified leaders.
The Rocky Mountaineers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID#: 48-1279188
The Bitterroot Mountains are the premier range of peaks in our west central Montana area. Their summits are quite rugged, sometimes technical, but often surprisingly accessible. Whether hiking, scrambling, climbing or skiing, there is an amazing wealth of adventure opportunities in these mountains, and all just a short drive from Missoula.
This presentation will be an overview of the mountaineering opportunities in the Bitterroots. We will discuss what peaks can be simply hiked, which provide technical options. What peaks lend themselves best to ski mountaineering objectives. Maybe steep snow climbs are your thing? High, all-day traverses? Completing a list of the 9000′ summits? We’ll touch on all of this and more!
Long time Rocky Mountaineers member, Forest Dean, has been roaming around the high country in the Bitterroots since he moved to Missoula from Wisconsin in 2001. A certified “proficiency in many forms of mountaincraft, and a master of none” style of climber, he has, and continues to, alpine climb, ice climb, rock climb, backcountry ski, trail run, canyoneer and hike up mighty Mt. Sentinel as much as humanly possible. He has climbed the thirty five 9000’+ summits in the Bitterroots (most multiple times) as well as many of the others. He is always passionate about sharing what he knows about places such as these and also always excited to learn and hear from others experiences as well!
Location: Spirit of Peace Community Building- 506 Toole Avenue. This is located on the northside of the downtown area- very close to the pedestrian bridge over the train tracks.
Event begins at 6:00PM.
NOTE: You are more than welcome to bring food and beverages (including adult beverages) for this event! Additionally, we will have beer and snacks on hand (donation suggested).
Snacks will also be available , but feel free to bring food from home if you’d like. Please plan to attend…and bring a friend or two! Free and open to the public.
The Rocky Mountaineers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID#: 48-1279188. We offer round table discussions and organize avalanche training sessions.
You can donate by credit card by clicking on the donate button below, or by sending a check to Rocky Mountaineers, P.O. Box 4262, Missoula, MT. 59806.