||Denver Basic Mountaineering School
||Members Only (Programs/Education)
Lectures and Practice Sessions at the AMC; Field Days outside; Trip Planning Sessions TBD
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You must have prior approval to register for this school.
You must attend one of the Orientation sessions Jan 7 or Jan 13 (6:30PM at the AMC) to be considered for Basic Mountaineering School.
It is not necessary to register for Orientation but you do need to sign the attendance sheet when you attend.
Basic Mountaineering School (BMS) provides you with the skills needed to participate safely on non-glaciated CMC mountaineering climbs within Colorado in all weather conditions. These skills include navigation and route finding, planning and organizing climbs, rock climbing skills for following on fourth and fifth class routes, and snow climbing skills up to and including roped climbing with crampons.
The goal of the school is to graduate only members who can safely and competently participate in club mountaineering activities. As a result, BMS is a physically and psychologically demanding school for CMC members who are interested in high peak climbing or rock climbing. It teaches the knowledge and skills they need to pursue these sports safely and sensibly and it gives them an appreciation of their strengths and limitations with an understanding and respect for the mountain environment. These objectives are achieved through a time-intensive schedule of lectures and field trips. Significant personal effort (reading, trip planning, knot practice etc.) outside of class is also required.
Successful completion of Denver BMS (or its equivalent) is a requirement for a Denver Group D hiking classification the High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) and is recommended for Trad Lead Climb School (TLCS).
For more information see the BMS Web Site
If you have questions after visiting the site contact Bill Haneghan
Please note Denver Group Refund Policy:
Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing to the appropriate school or event director. Requests made prior to 30 days before the beginning of the school/event will be processed less a $10 handling fee. Requests made within 30 days of the school/event will be refunded at 50% of the amount paid. No refunds will be made after the beginning of the school/event. However, a refund less $10 can be obtained if a person is found to take the original student’s place in a school.
Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.