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.
We are well on the way to becoming 501(c)(3) organization which means that donations (other than for a specific purpose) are tax deductible.
Summer Solstice Event June 19-20
Join us for a weekend of trips in the Mission Mountains and celebrate the longest daylight of the year! A slate of trip offerings will be forthcoming. On Saturday evening we will have the opportunity to gather and have a cookout and camp on the property of one of our members in the Mission Valley. Details soon!
Hoary Marmot citizen science project
Alden Wright will be leading a citizen science project to determine the location of hoary marmots in western Montana in conjunction with the University of Montana Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum. Hoary marmots are alpine marmots that live in a number of the mountain ranges of the northern rocky mountains. This is a continuation of the research of Philip L. Wright, Alden’s father, of the 1950s through the 1980s. We will organize trips to specific locations to check for hoary marmots—these trips can be combined with other outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, camping, or fishing. Angela Hornsby, curator of the museum, has created the following website describing the project: http://hs.umt.edu/umzm/marmots.php. The website includes locations that need to be visited. Please e-mail email@example.com if you are interested in participating in or leading such a trip.
Glacier Classic Thursday, August 19 – Sunday, August 22, 2021
Details for the 17TH ANNUAL GLACIER CLASSIC will be coming soon! We will again be basing our activities out of Divide Creek Campground in St. Mary.
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