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Date Tuesday  3/13/2018
Group Denver
Event Title Basic Mountaineering Session A
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Complete
Leader CMC Office
Group Price $400.00
NonGroup Price $400.00
Leader Price $350.00
Available Participants No tickets left
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lectures at the AMC
Field Days TBD

For more info Contact


CMC Office



Before you proceed, we must emphasize that you MUST commit to all the dates listed plus be available for graduation climbs. If you miss a date, you will not be allowed to continue. Makeup dates are unlikely this year although you will be allowed to participate the following year. If you cannot commit to all dates, please select the modular classes that fit your calendar.

There are no prerequisites to start Basic Mountaineering. But you will need the C Hiker classification before you can do the Snow grad climb and the High Peak grad climb. The High Peak grad climb is a D Trip.


That being said, you really need to be in C shape for many of the classes. You will be carrying far more gear and weight than you are probably accustomed to. And you might be working at higher elevations than you are accustomed to.



This is the traditional offering of Basic Mountaineering. That is, you commit to a block of dates and work with the same students throughout the course (although you might have different instructors from class to class). If these dates do not work for you, the modular system is the alternative; look for each of the individual classes in the CMC Calendar.



You must commit to ALL of the following dates plus two dates TBD. Repeat: you must commit to all dates plus be open for the Snow climb and High Peak climb. Note that the Snow climb and High Peak climb are TBD; keep your calendar open. If you miss one of these dates, you will not be allowed to continue because your absence raises a safety issue. And you will be unable to complete Basic Mountaineering this year. In addition, please keep your calendar open in case we need to reschedule due to weather.



Nav 1 Lectures: March 13 and 15, 6:00-9:00PM

Nav 1 Field Day: March 17, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM

Nav 2 Lecture: March 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Nav 2 Field Day: March 31, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM

Basic Climbing Lectures: April 11 and April 12, 6:00-9:00PM

Basic Snow Lecture: April 19, 6:00-9:00PM

Basic Snow Field Day: April 21, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM

Technical Snow Lecture: May 8, 6:00-9:00PM

Technical Snow Field Day: May 12, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM

Technical Snow Grad Climb: TBD, keep your calendar open

Intermediate Rock Lecture: May 14, 6:00-9:00PM

Intermediate Rock Field Days: May 19 and 20, all day starting at no later than 6:00AM

High Peak Grad Climb: overnighter TBD; keep your calendar open



Basic Mountaineering 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 curriculum is to graduate only members who can safely and competently participate in club mountaineering activities. As a result, Basic Mountaineering 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&


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.


Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.




Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.





Refund Policy:

Student/Participant requests for refunds of tuition/fees must be requested in writing (e-mail) 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.