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Backcountry Film Festival 2017

Telluride - March 30


Don't miss the Backcountry Film Festival, with unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions.


CMC Blog

Leave No Trace Ethics for Winter/Spring

By Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Winter is a wonderful time to experience the outdoors. Many find that winter offers solitude, scenic beauty, and a chance to hone outdoor skills. But, with winter use on the rise, users and land managers are beginning to witness more winter recreation-related impacts such as user conflicts, inappropriate human waste disposal, vegetation damage and significant impacts on wildlife. As a growing number of skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, and telemarkers venture out in winter for day or overnight trips, the need to practice Leave No Trace winter techniques is significant.

Featured CMC Press Book

Coloring Colorado

by Jesse Crock

Coloring Colorado features drawings of some of the state’s iconic peaks, such as Crestone Needle, Lone Eagle Peak, Mount of the Holy Cross, and the Maroon Bells. There are pastoral scenes with wildflowers and aspen trees as well as historical scenes. And there are fun drawings like the much-loved Blue Bear at the Denver Convention Center. For outdoor adventure lovers, there is mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and more! This 8.5" x 11" coloring book is fun for anyone from age 3 to 93. While many people will want Coloring Colorado for themselves, it also makes a wonderful gift.

To order a copy, please visit our store or call 303-279-3080.



Featured Adventure Travel Trips

Camino de Santiago:
Portuguese Route and on to Finisterre

September 23-October 11, 2017

The Camino Portugués begins in Lisbon, Portugal and goes directly north to Santiago de Compostela. For this trip, we will walk the alternative Coastal route from the Spanish town of A Guarda, just over the Rio Miño that creates the international border between Portugal and Spain. 

The Camino Portugués is one of the least-traveled routes to Santiago. The Camino Finisterre is also lightly-traveled; we’ll see other walkers and pilgrims along both routes without being overwhelmed by them. Our total walking distance will be just under 250 kilometers, with daily distances of between 14-22.7km (with an option of 25.5 km on one day). At the end of each day’s walk, we will relax in our mostly 3- and 4-star accommodations (some on the beach and some with spas), visit local sites of interest, eat amazing local cuisine, and taste some fine wines of the region.




Upcoming Schools and Events

Tuesday, March 28
Introduction to Hiking Safety (Denver Group)

Wednesday, March 29
Basic Mountaineering School – Wilderness Land Navigation (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, March 29
Wilderness First Aid CPR/AED (Denver Group)

Wednesday, March 29
Basic Mountaineering School – Wilderness Land Navigation (Pikes Peak Group)

Thursday, March 30
Backcountry Film Festival: Telluride

Saturday, April 1
Denver Trip Leader School (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 1
ACRPro Self Rescue Class (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, April 1
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Session 2 (Denver Group)

Sunday, April 2
Wilderness First Aid (Denver Group)

Sunday, April 2
Wilderness First Aid (Denver Prospective & Certified Group Leaders and Instructors Only)

Thursday, April 2
AIARE Avalanche Level 1 (Boulder Group)

Thursday, April 2
Ski Mountaineering School (Denver Group)

Monday, April 3
Basic Climbing Session B (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 5
Flyfishing School (Denver Group)

Thursday, April 6
Eckart Roder Education Fund Annual Dinner

Saturday, April 8
Basic Mountaineering School: Land Navigation Field Day, Lovell Gulch (Pikes Peak Group)

Tuesday, April 11
Mountain Hiking School Classroom 4 (Fort Collins Group)

Tuesday, April 11
Hiking Navigation (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, April 11
Trekking School (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 12
Navigation Level 3 Session A (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 12
Photography Meeting (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 12
Navigation Level 3 Session A (Denver Group)

Thursday, April 13
Basic Snow School (Boulder Group)

Tuesday, April 14
Navigation Level 1 Session A (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 15
Basic Fly Casting Clinic (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 15
WIlderness First Aid Refresher

Monday, April 17
Current & Prospective Trip Leader First Aid Practice (Boulder Group)

Monday, April 17
Basic Climbing Session C (Denver Group)

Monday, April 17
Advanced Crevasse Rescue Seminar (Denver Group)

Wednesday, April 19
Basic Snow School Session A (Denver Group)

Saturday, April 22
WIlderness First Aid (Pikes Peak Group)

Sunday, April 23
CPR Training (Pikes Peak Group)

Tuesday, April 25
Basic Mountaineering School (Pikes Peak Group)

Wednesday, April 26
Basic Snow School Session B (Denver Group)

Thursday, April 27
Technical Snow Mountaineering Session A (Denver Group)

Friday, April 28
YEP Early Release Day

Throughout 2017
Adventure Travel Trips






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