The Peak Climbing Section
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings - John Muir
Come join us as we explore the high peaks of the Sierra, in summer, winter, spring and fall! We love the views from the top, but you'll find that we also take great pleasure in identifying the flowers, birds and trees as we pass through the meadows and forests on our way to the alpine zone. Not to mention, capturing some cool photos!
Hiking, climbing, skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding in the backcountry of the Sierra - we embrace it all, with a focus on non-technical ascents of peaks. We climb those peaks over rock, snow and ice, descend the canyons, and relax in the meadows.
But it's not just about the Sierras. We also have local training hikes, and occasional trips to the high mountains of the world. Club members have climbed in Alaska, Mexico, Ecuador, the spine of the Andes, Antarctica, the Himalayas and the peaks of Africa. Back in the Bay Area, we get together to practice our skills and to swap tall tales.
We welcome newcomers and invite you to join us on an introductory trip or at one of our monthly meetings. At these get-togethers, members and notable climbers share their excitement and expertise about their adventures. Recent meetings have featured slideshows on the Bugaboos, the Khumbhu, Afghanistan, Everest, and the High Peaks of Bolivia.
Our Next Meeting
Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. You are welcome to attend.
December 10, 2013 from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Come to the Peak Climbers’ Festivus party, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Whisman Station Clubhouse, at 420 Kent Drive, Mountain View.
Bring a potluck dish to share with climbers who eat like bears! Bring a thumb drive or a CD or 35 mm slides with 10 or 12 of your most heart-stopping climbing photos, from this year or from long ago. Bring your family and friends.
In addition, feel free to bring your alcoholic beverage of choice, and of course, since we are a green organization, bring your own plate, cup, and eating utensils.
From Central Expressway, exit at Whisman. Swing around, cross Whisman, and continue straight onto Whisman Station. Just after the VTA light rail tracks, at the tee at Magnolia Park, turn left on Jacaranda, then right on Kent. Street parking is limited. If you can’t find a space close by, park at the lot at the VTA light rail station and walk over.
From US-101, exit at Ellis. Turn right at Middlefield, left at Whisman, then follow the close-in directions above.
From CA-237, exit at Maude/Middlefield. Take the 237 service drive to get from Maude to Middlefield, turn right on Middlefield, left at Whisman, then follow the close-in directions above.
On VTA light rail, exit at Whisman Station. This is the second stop from the green line terminus at the Mountain View CalTrain rendezvous. It’s a short walk to the clubhouse.
Festivus: It’s the festival for the rest of us.