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!
Ski Outing at Arapahoe Basin
Herman Gulch Snowshoe
Full Moon Snowshoe to Lost Lake
Open Climb Session
First Thursday of Every Month, 5:30-7:30 pm
No registration required!
American Mountaineering Center
Free for Alpine Start Members
Moab Spring Break Climbing Trip
Rock climbing in Moab, UT
March 23 - 29, 2014
Spend your days on the rock and your nights under the stars this Spring Break. Join Alpine Start for 5 days and 6 nights of camping and climbing at some of the best sites around Moab. Participants will practice and improve their technique on the rock, while learning about climbing systems and traditional climbing gear. We will camp at Big Bend campground close to Moab, with a renowned bouldering area as our playground. Participants will also be able to spend time hiking in canyon country (or climbing more if they prefer), and work on a stewardship project with a local land management agency. Open to all skill levels, this trip is guaranteed to provide challenge and adventure for everyone. Price includes meals, camping, transportation to and from sites, all necessary gear, and instruction by SPI-certified instructors. Register now!
Contact Carmen Stagg for course details and itinerary.
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.
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