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Mountaineers' List

The Mountaineer designation should do two things: it should provide to a trip leader an indication of a prospective participant's training and basic capability, and it should place upon that individual the responsibility to make the further judgments relative to the climber's own ability to participate in a particular trip at a particular time.
Criteria for inclusion of the name of a member on the Mountaineer's List are generally based on the climber's mountaineering knowledge, the climber's judgment, and the training the climber has received and the climber's demonstrated competence. They, of course, can provide no indicator of a person's physical or mental capability at any given time. Hopefully, any qualified mountaineer should be able to discuss knowledgeably with the leader the demands of a planned trip and then decide whether the climber feels capable of participating.
Inclusion of a member's name on name on the Mountaineers' List should indicate to a trip leader that the person is basically capable in the mountains. Such knowledge may be of real help to a leader in making decisions as situations develop which affect the conduct of the trip. Mountaineers, for instance, ought to be more capable of sharing the responsibilities of leadership should some split of the group be required or of returning safely to a road head without leadership if that might be necessary.
Inclusion on the Mountaineers' List is really only an indication that the individual is knowledgeable enough to judge for himself or herself whether he or she is able to participate in any particular outing, not that in fact the climber is so able. One's physical condition is certainly a function of time and circumstances. Listing as a Mountaineer will not assure that one is always able to undertake any hike offered, but should assure that the climber is able and willing to asses his or her own limits.
Jim Adler
Joe Andrews
Henry Arnebold
George Barnes
Ron Bartell
Tina Bowman
Tom Bowman
Bill Bradley
Hal C. Browder
Herb Buehler
Dennis Burge
Fred "Campy" Camphausen
John Cheslick
Pat Christie
Craig Connally
Allan Conrad
Don R. Croley Jr.
James H. Crouch
Randall Danta
Sid 'San Jac' Davis
Bob Emerick
Beth Epstein
Edna Erspamer
Terry Flood
Harry Freimanis
Rich Gnagy
Mark & Joy Goebel
Paul E. Graff
Gary Guenther

John Hellman
Bob Henderson
Victor T. Henney
Robert S. Hicks
Larry Hoak
Barry W. Holchin
Deanna D. Holleman
Gerald W. Holleman
Don W. Holmes
Ron Hudson
Rick Jali
Scot Jamison
Nancy Keating
Jerry Keating
Robert G. Langsdorf
Barbara J. Lilley
Edward Lubin
Gordon J. MacLeod
Roy Magnuson
Barbara Magnuson
Doug Mantle
Keith W. Martin
Gene R. Mauk
Patrick McKusky
Mary McMannes
Duane McRuer
Franklin J. Meyers
Mary Gygax Motheral
James Murphy
Bill Oliver
Tom Randel
Barbara Reber
Dan Richter
John Ripley
Maria Roa
Greg Roach
Tom Ross
R. J. Secor
Carleton B. Shay
Barbara Sholle
R. Steve Smith
Don Sparks
Reiner Stenzel
Joseph S. Stephens
Scott Sullivan
Bob Sumner
Barbee Tidball
Larry Tidball
George E. Toby
David L. Underwood
David Vandervoet
Joe Wankum
Asher Waxman
Richard Lee Whitcomb
Joseph White
Robert J. Wyka
Sue Wyman-Henney
Pete Yamagata
Ron Young
The above list comprises the Mountaineers' List of the current Members of the Sierra Peaks Section as of March 2006.
If you are interested in qualifling for listing on the Mountaineers' List, please contact the Section Chair or the Safety Chair. An Abode Acrobat file containing the Mountaineers' List Application Form can be downloaded by clicking on the foregoing link.
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