Come to the January Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday evening to learn about how Jonathan Regele fell in love with ice and alpinism even though he grew up in Southern California. Photo Courtesy PEEC
A southern Californian might be the least likely person to fall in love with ice and alpine climbing, but that’s exactly what happened to Jonathan Regele. Learn about how he got involved in these sports at the January Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Snow was a novelty to Regele as a kid, but in late high school and college he became interested in rock climbing and mountaineering. In 1999, he got his first taste of ice and alpinism and there was no turning back. He soon began to pursue technical alpine and water ice climbs with a passion.
At this talk, Regele will tell the story of how he began his climbing career in southern California, where snow and ice are hard to find. Within several years of starting, he was climbing peaks in the Sierras, Cascades, Colorado and the Canadian Rockies.
This talk is free to attend and no registration is required. The meeting will be held in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium, located at 2600 Canyon Road.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.