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About the Bushwhacker Climbing Club

Mission Statement:

To foster and educate a community that enjoys wilderness adventures.
The Bushwhacker Climbing Club is a non-profit organization created by Pacific Northwest area climbers. The Bushwhacker community has been hiking, climbing, skiing and socializing together for many years. In 2003 we created a club.

Our philosophy favors community over technical accomplishments. But make no mistake, our outings are still strenuous and we aim for the summit.

Education is an essential part of our mission. In 2004, we successfully held our flagship offering, the Basic Glacier Climbing Course. Since then we have created other clinics and courses, such as Basic Telemark Ski Class, the Outdoor Photography Course, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness Leadership Skills.

We have participated in fund-raisers as well as joined other like-minded organizations such as Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center.
The club has held multi-day climbs, such as Mount Rainier, as well as one-day rock climbing outings to local crags. We hold a Spring and Autumn Rendezvous in which we car camp and enjoy hiking, climbing and a campfire.

An important social function are our Club Nights, which are often potlucks or simply brews at a tavern. Sometimes our Club Nights feature a speaker. Milkshake Madness is our annual end-of-season party.

Header photo graciously donated by Stephen Matera Photography.