Upcoming Courses & Events | Alpine Start
The Alpine Start group of the CMC provides numerous opportunities to climb both indoors and out on a variety of terrain, affords skills-based trainings that enable competency and safety in outdoor ventures, and allows for the development of essential technical and relational leadership skills. We also get together for environmental film festivals, potlucks, and other events of interest. Take a look at our upcoming courses and events below, or search the CMC calendar for ‘Alpine Start’.
Get out and do something!
Search 'Alpine Start' on the CMC Calender to sign up for a young adult hike.
Open Climb Session
First Monday of Every Month, 5:30-7:30 pm
American Mountaineering Center
Free for Alpine Start Members
Schools & Trainings
*Note: The following schools are offered through the CMC Denver Group.
Stay tuned for select schools just for young adults, soon to come!
Basic Mountaineering School (BMS)
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2014
Mandatory Orientation Sessions Jan. 7 OR Jan. 13 at 6:30 pm.
Backcountry Ski Touring School
No experience necessary.
Begins December 10, 2014
Avalanche Terrain Avoidance (ATA)
Great for backcountry activists, or those who plan to be.
January 9, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm
Telemark Ski School (TSS)
Pre-req: Fitness to accomodate backcountry/moderate ski terrain
Enrollment Deadline January 9, 2014
AIARE Level 1 Avalanche School
Essential knowledge for winter backcountry recreationists.
Session 1: January 31, February 1 & 2, 2014
Session 2: February 26 & 27, March 1 & 2, 2014
Winter Camping School (WCS)
Open up a fourth season of camping for your backcountry enjoyment!
Begins Feb. 4, 2014
Festivals & Social Events
Act now! Alpine Start members attend and bring a friend for free!
Cost of membership / Cost of film festival - you do the math.
The ninth annual world tour of the Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience.
December 6, 2013 in Golden 7pm
December 12, 2013 in Boulder, 8pm