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.

When:  The second Thursday of every month at 7:30pm.


May - September 2017 outdoor meetings: 

  • May:  Frick Park, Forbes and Braddock Shelter
  • Jun: North Park, Point Shelter, Lake Shore Drive.  7:00pm start time, adjorn at 7:30 to view the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals 
  • Jul: Highland Park, Rhododendron Shelter off Lake Dr in Rhododendron Grove. Official picnic (club-provided burgs and dogs).
  • Aug: Schenley Park, Camp David Lawrence shelter, Overlook Drive.
  • Sep: Meadow Park, O'Hara Township. Off Kittanning Pike at Harding Road on Meadow Park Lane

November - December 2017 indoor meetings: Wilkins Community Center, 7604 Charleston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 - Room 13

Members - Please attend these meetings and participate .

Interested? - Please come to this meeting to meet the ECP and learn more about us.  Everyone is welcome.

2017 Presentations Schedule

  • January  - Backpacking School
  • February - Biking through the Canyonlands (Bill Brose)
  • March  - Nepal (Part 1)
  •  April - Nepal (Part 2)
  • May -   Light pollution, finding and recording dark sky areas, and citizen's science projects (Diane Turnshek)  

           ((The Mt. Kilimanjaro presentation (Paul & Nonnie Toth, Jamie Billings and Laura Kustaborder) has been postponed TBA))

  • June -    (( The Mountain Biking in Moab Presentation  (Jason Miller) has been postponed TBA))
  • July  -  The total solar eclipse (Bill Baxter)
  • August -  Rainier (Mason Risley)
  • September - SWPCC (Joel Brady)
  • October
  • November
  • December - Rock climbing and scuba diving in Thailand ( Regina E. Schulte-Ladbeck, John Hughes, Shannon and Bob Weltz)

2016 Presentations Schedule

  • January - Grand Canyon, Mike Ciccone
  • February - Alaska, Mike Ciccone
  • March - Switzerland, Ron, Derek, etc.   
  • April - old school video (courtesy of Bill Baxter)
  • MayECP Gear Demo (Derek Stuart)
  • June: Mountaineering School (Ryan Taylor) - POSTPONED
  • JulyAvalanche Safety (Greg Buzulencia & Devin Fell)
  • August - Cleaning Anchors (Jim Schuring)
  • SeptemberMountaineering School (Ryan Taylor)
  • October Backpacking in the Wind River Range (Jim Burns and Natalie Sippel)
  • November - Backpacking School - POSTPONED
  • December - Climbing trip to Kalymnos (Nate Brooks) 

(Contact Vice President with any interest)