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Date Sunday  3/9/2014
End Date Sunday  3/16/2014
Group Denver
Event Title BMS Denver Application
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Bill Haneghan
Member Price Free
Available Participants 59
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain 0
Driving Distance 0


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Bill Haneghan (


This is not a field trip; this is the first step in applying for the Denver Group's Basic Mountaineering School. The start date is simply an artifice that allows you to register at this moment; it will change every couple of weeks so that it is never too far out to allow you to register. You must obtain your C Hiking Classification in order to apply for BMS. Without a C Classification you will not be able to register for this 'trip' and continue with the application process. Best is to obtain your C Classification while there is good weather; the availability of C hikes declines during the winter months. Once you register for this 'trip' you will receive further instructions on the next step in the application process. Please note that you must also have completed Wilderness Trekking School or Backpacking School or have an approved waiver from either. You must also attend one of the Orientation sessions (1/7/14 or 1/13/14). Basic Mountaineering School (BMS) teaches you skills needed to participate safely on non-glaciated CMC mountaineering climbs. These skills include navigation and route finding, planning and organizing climbs, rock climbing skills for following on 4th and 5th class routes, and snow climbing skills, including roped climbing with crampons. Do not be alarmed if you do not receive an immediate response to your signup; be assured that we will definitely send you the application. For more information see our BMS Site


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.