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Milkshake Madness 2017

November 4, 2017

This year Keith L. hosted Milkshake Madness, our 22nd annual end-of-season party. Slideshows included the Ptarmigan Traverse, a first ascent in the Pickets, Rainier, Shuksan, Iceland, Spain, and so much more. The blenders were shakin' and everyone had a good time. See you next year!


Leadership Course in full swing

April 5, 2017

The Bushwhacker Outdoor Leadership Skills course is in full swing.  The participants have climbed two peaks and have two more to go.  They are a great group, working as a team and enjoying the camaraderie.

AIARE1 Course Complete

March 18-19, 2017

With instruction provided by Pro Guiding Servie, 10 Bushwhackers completed the AIARE1 avalanche course. Lots of good information on avalanche hazard mitigation.

Another Great Map Night

March 11, 2017

Lots of folks showed up for the annual map night. Maps were studied, beta was shared, and some pretty awesome climbs were dreamed up. If you're interested in leading an outing this summer, make sure to send in your proposals.

Glacier Course Application

March 1, 2017

The application period for the Glacier Course has closed.  Thanks to all that input their applications. The instructors will meet and the persons chosen will be able to register later this week.

Pub Night a Success

February 15, 2017

The club had a Pub Night at Latona in Wallingford.  Fifteen folks were there and lots of talk about mountains.  It was fun!  Lets do it again.

Scramble Course application
February 13, 2017

The Scramble Course application period begins today.  The Scramble course teaches use of ice axe and map and compass.  It's fun and informative.  If you are a trail hiker and want to learn some new skills and make some new friends, consider the Backcountry Scramble Course.

Mission Ridge Rendezvous a success
February 13, 2017

Thanks to Megan and Randy for hosting another great Mission Ridge Rendezvous.  We had a good time skiing and hanging out at their place. Good times!

Glacier Course Application

February 1, 2017

The application period for the Glacier Course begins today.  The application is here: 2017 Glacier Course Application. This is a Word document; if you need in another format please let us know.

Ski Movie night at Brandon's

January 20, 2017

Last night was Ski Movie night. It was fun to see folks there!  We watched the ski movies but mostly we just visited with one another. Thanks to Brandon for hosting!

2017 Scramble Course Schedule Posted

December 27, 2016

Backcountry Scramble Course has been posted.  The course has four evening sessions and three outings, including an attempt on a Cascades or Olympics summit.  Its a very fun course and a great intro to the Bushwhacker community.  If you or someone you know would like to venture off trail and learn some new skills, consider the Scramble Course.
2017 Leadership Course Schedule Posted

December 9, 2016

The schedule and other details for the Leadership Course has been posted.  The Leadership Course is open to graduates of the Scramble Course and the Glacier Course.  The course is challenging and fun so join us!

2017 Glacier Course Schedule Posted

November 22, 2016<

Basic Glacier Climbing Course schedule has been posted.  The instructors are meeting and finalizing plans.  This will be a great course!

2017 Club Calendar is Ready

November 21, 2016

The 2017 Bushwhacker Club Calendar is now ready for order, just in time for Christmas.  Many club members submitted photos and the 'winners' are featured in the calendar.  For more information, ask Liz or refer to the club Facebook group for a link to order. 
Milkshake Madness a Success

November 6, 2016

Doug Y hosted Milkshake Madness, our 21st annual end-of-season party.  We had climbing photos from all over the North Cascades as well as some exotic locations like Greece and Argentina.  The blenders were shakin' and everyone had a good time.  Thanks to Said for running the technology side of things.  See you next year!
2016 - 2017 Board of Directors Session Begins

September 9, 2016

The new Board session has begun with a meeting September 8.  There was lively discussion and many plans are being made for the coming year.

Header photo graciously donated by Stephen Matera Photography.