About Us

our mission

The INTER-MOUNTAIN ALPINE CLUB (I-MAC) was organized in October 1948 to bring together people who seek to enjoy shaking the dust of civilization from our boots and hitting the high country trails whenever the opportunity arises.  Our primary purpose is to encourage the enjoyment of the outdoors and to promote hiking, mountain climbing, and other activities in the Pacific Northwest.  We seek to provide the stimulus and opportunity to people to learn more about the skills, abilities, knowledge, equipment, and even the technology of modern outdoor recreation through direct personal experience in the great outdoors.  We offer opportunities for people of all skill levels, from the beginner to the seasoned expert, to enjoy the special personal satisfaction that comes from attaining the heights under their own power and gaining a deeper appreciation of Mother Nature as a result of knowing her first hand.

Membership

Membership is open to anyone 18 years old or over, who shall be in expressed sympathy with the aims and objectives of the club, shall agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the club, and shall try to uphold the tenets of good sportsmanship on the trail and elsewhere.

Board members

Nancy Krupin, President

Nancy is an avid outdoorsperson who has been hiking and backpacking in the Pacific Northwest since 1970. She is a certified nutritionist and dietitian and teaches food and nutrition at the I-MAC Backpacking School. She has been a member of I-MAC since 1980 and was Treasurer for two years.

Eddie Goss, Vice President

Avid rock climber and mountaineer, Eddie is one of the most energetic adventurers in the group and is one of the instructors in I-MAC’s Mountaineering School.

Eddie Goss, Vice President

Avid rock climber and mountaineer, Eddie is one of the most energetic adventurers in the group and is one of the instructors in I-MAC’s Mountaineering School.

Chris Wierman, Director at Large

Being outside in nature is incredibly important to me and I want everyone to join me, so I promote hikes, snowshoeing and camping to my students (and whoever will listen) as a teacher of geology and meteorology at Washington State University and Columbia Basin College.  She joined I-MAC in 2010 and tries to be as active as possible as a leader of hiking and she joins in on other hikes and snowshoe events.  She was social co-leader for several years.

Chuck Wierman, Past President

Retired forester who has been hiking national and international for 50+ years. Since joining IMAC in 2011, he has led numerous hikes and snowshoe trips, and served on the board as vice president, president, hiking chairman and winter activities chairman.

Chuck Wierman, Past President

Retired forester who has been hiking national and international for 50+ years. Since joining IMAC in 2011, he has led numerous hikes and snowshoe trips, and served on the board as vice president, president, hiking chairman and winter activities chairman.

Jason Fidorra, Director at Large

Joined I-MAC in 2016 through the mountaineering school and now teaches and leads climbs for new Mountaineering students. Jason spends a lot of time outdoors on alpine climbs, backpacking, and birding locally and around the globe. He is happy to give back as an I-MAC board member, instructor, and trip leader and hopes to enable more folks to get outside safely.

Jim Langdon

Joined I-MAC in 1981 and served on the Board of Directors, was a Past-President, and held several other positions for several years.  He served as Trailmaster for Friends of Badger Mountain, leading the trail construction resulting in the creation of the trail systems on Badger and Candy Mountains. He continues to be very active leading and participating with hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing trips but these days you are more likely to find him doing volunteer work on a trail somewhere.

Jim Langdon

Joined I-MAC in 1981 and served on the Board of Directors, was a Past-President, and held several other positions for several years.  He served as Trailmaster for Friends of Badger Mountain, leading the trail construction resulting in the creation of the trail systems on Badger and Candy Mountains. He continues to be very active leading and participating with hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing trips but these days you are more likely to find him doing volunteer work on a trail somewhere.

Marilyn Young, Historian

Joined I-MAC in the late 1960’s to hike, backpack and snowshoe.  She has held many offices over the years and has been historian since 1988.  She is an honorary member.

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club

P.O. Box 505
Richland, WA 99352