Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma - 2021

Youth Program

Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma

Adventure for teens age 14-18

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Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) is a year-round course, focused on teaching climbing and backcountry skills to teens age 14-18

MAC Membership is $750 for the year. Members may register here and pay in full, or you may contact sarahh@mountaineers.org to set up a quarterly payment plan.

ABOUT MAC

Mountaineers Adventure Club (MAC) is a year-round course, focused on teaching climbing and backcountry skills to teens age 14-18. (If you are 13 and going into high school, or 19 and finishing high school, you are still allowed to participate.)

MAC members get to choose and plan their own outdoor trips and goals for the year, and then make a plan to achieve those goals. Members meet one Wednesday evening per month at the Tacoma Mountaineers to plan and practice skills, and then go on at least one weekend outdoor trip per month. 

TRIPS

Past trips have included:

Glacier climbing & mountaineering trips, such as: Climbing Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Baker, Mt. Daniel, and Sahale Peak, Mt. Rainier, and Middle Sister

Rock climbing trips, such as cragging in Leavenworth, Squamish, Vantage, and Mazama, and Smith Rock

Alpine rock climbs, such as The Tooth, South Early Winter Spire, Ingalls Peak

Backcountry skiing Mt. St. Helens, Camp Muir, and Mt. Adams

Backpacking trips

Day hikes

Snow  camping at Mt. Rainier

SUPERVISION

All trips are supervised by adult staff and trained volunteers. Parent participation is not required, though parents with outdoor skills are encouraged to volunteer! Transportation from Tacoma to the trip destination can usually be provided by staff and volunteers. All staff and volunteers must pass a background check and be certified through The Mountaineers in any skill they are teaching or trip they are leading.

GEAR

Outdoor equipment can almost always be borrowed from The Mountaineers when given enough notice (usually 1-2 weeks prior to trip).  See the gear list below for more details.

EXPECTATIONS

To be in good standing with Tacoma MAC, members are expected to attend at least 75% of meetings, and at least 50% of trips. Communication about trips and meetings will happen primarily over email, and members are expected to respond to email in a timely manner. Members must demonstrate proficiency in skills at meetings and training trips in order to be eligible for alpine climbs.

MAC MEMBERSHIP FEE

MAC Membership is $750 for the year. Members may register here and pay in full, or you may contact sarahh@mountaineers.org to set up a quarterly payment plan. Your MAC membership costs cover: staff time, transportation costs, gear, camping fees and permits, and food for longer trips.  Members cannot opt out of payments because they missed that month's trip.

Program Requirements
Program Activity Date Availability Leader
TAC MAC Conditioner Series (optional)
McClellan Butte
Wed, Sep 29, 2021
Registration closed Sep 20
9 participants
2 instructors
Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
Registration closes Oct 18
9 participants
2 instructors
Mount Si Old Trail
Wed, Nov 17, 2021
Registration closes Nov 15
9 participants
2 instructors
Pinnacle Peak Park
Wed, Dec 15, 2021
Registration closes Dec 13
9 participants
2 instructors
Mount Si Main Trail
Wed, Jan 12, 2022
Registration closes Jan 10
9 participants
1 chaperone
1 instructor
Mailbox Peak
Wed, Feb 16, 2022
Registration closes Feb 14
9 participants
1 chaperone
1 instructor
Mount Washington (Snoqualmie)
Wed, Mar 16, 2022
Registration closes Mar 14
10 participants
1 instructor
TAC MAC Skills Night (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Oct 6, 2021
Registration closes Oct 4
19 participants
4 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Nov 3, 2021
Registration closes Nov 1
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Dec 1, 2021
Registration closes Nov 29
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jan 5, 2022
Registration closes Jan 3
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Feb 9, 2022
Registration closes Feb 7
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Mar 9, 2022
Registration closes Mar 7
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Apr 6, 2022
Registration closes Apr 4
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, May 4, 2022
Registration closes May 2
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Registration closes May 30
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jul 6, 2022
Registration closes Jul 4
19 participants
3 instructors
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Aug 3, 2022
Registration closes Aug 1
19 participants
3 instructors
Leadership Series (optional)
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Oct 27, 2021
Registration closes Oct 25
9 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Dec 8, 2021
Registration closes Dec 6
9 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
Registration closes Jan 17
9 participants
Tacoma Program Center
Wed, Mar 2, 2022
Registration closes Feb 28
9 participants
Roster
Required Equipment

See trip equipment list

Program Materials

There are no materials for this program.