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Date Wednesday  7/17/2019
Group Denver
Event Title Introduction to Hiking Safety
Start Time 6:30 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Art Hogling
Co-Leader Stephen Billig
Member Price $10.00
Non-member Price $15.00
Leader Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Education (everyone)


Colorado Mountain Club

Foss Auditorium

American Mountaineering Center

710 10th Street GoldenCO 80401

For more info Contact

Art Hogling     Director

Steve Billig           


Single evening seminar

Open to CMC members and non-members

Learn how to be safe in the backcountry. 

Learning how to be safe in the backcountry is a major reason many members join the CMC. The Introduction to Hiking Safety seminar is a one-evening session during which you will learn:

  •  the many aspects of safety you need to be aware of, including subjects such as lightning, avalanche, animal encounters, getting lost (or staying found) and being stranded over night,

  • tools, methods of preparation, and how to respond to safety challenges,

  • an introduction to the extensive program of in-depth, hands-on safety training offered in the CMC Denver Group’s adult education curriculum.

Subjects will include:

  • trip planning

  • the 10 essentials: must have gear

  • basic navigation: staying found

  • clothing: including layering, materials, rain gear, sun protection

  • animal encounters: bear, moose, mountain lions, rabies, mosquitoes, tics

  • trail nutrition and hydration

  • trail sense: registers, noting location, reading trail markers

  • obtaining Search And Rescue support

  • mountain weather, including lightning safety

  • avalanche terrain avoidance

  • overview of Denver Group schools with significant safety content

Price: $ 10.00 for members, $15.00 for non-members

Schedule:       2019 sessions will be held on April 23, May 22, July 17 and August 28.  Registration is open for all the 2019 sessions.


PLEASE NOTE!!!  This is an intensive course.  We will be covering a lot of material and recommend you bring a pen and paper (notebook) for note taking.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.