About the Bushwhacker Climbing Club
To foster and educate a community that enjoys
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
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
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.