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General MEetings

The Explorers Club of Pittsburgh holds its general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Immediately following the business meeting we customarily conduct a presentation of travels and adventures of members (sometimes an informational session or demonstration). Following the presentation, the group socializes at a bar near the meeting.

The meetings are open to the public.  All current and prospective members are most welcome!

Meetings are held indoors in colder/darker months and outdoors spring through fall:

November to December 2019, January to April 2020 indoor meetings: 

May to October 2020 outdoor meetings:

2020 Presentation Schedule



 January Road trip in Australia - Ron Edwards
 February"Road to Everest" - Manaslu - Don Wargowsky
 March Trekking to Everest Base Camp - Bill Baxter
 April South Korea - Jamie Chin



2019 Presentation Schedule



 January 1992 trip on the Karakoram Highway - Fizz Stuart
 February Mt. Rainier and Mt. Shasta Trip Report
 March Logtown Quarry (climbing destination in Ohio) - Tom Thomas
 April Mountaineering School post-grad trip to Mt. Whitney - Julie Yarascavitch and Stacey Kellough
 May Trail Running and Endurance events - Phil Light and Brian Ottinger
 June Backcountry cook-off!

Cookout; Flag presentation for Tom Brooks; Hiking the Camino de Santiago - Brenda Keitzer

 August Orienteering puzzle challenge - Phil Light
 September Lichens and Fungi - La Monte Yarroll
 October Social Hour - everyone!
 November Mountaineering in the Alps (The Eiger) - Mason Risley
 December Atacama Desert and Patagonia - Cat Pavlov

Adopting the motto "Research, Education, and Adventure" in 1947, for three generations the ECP has provided the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends who share a willingness to accept the physical and mental challenges of outdoor exploration and adventure.

Mailing Address:
5715 Beacon Street, No. 516
Pittsburgh, PA   15217

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