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Get to Know Our New CEO: Meet Madeline Bachner Lane

Get to Know Our New CEO: Meet Madeline Bachner Lane

Join us in welcoming Colorado Mountain Club's new Chief Executive Officer: Madeline Bachner Lane!

Risk Management Corner: February

Risk Management Corner: February

Two incident reports during Snowshoe Trips

A Case for Maintaining WFA as a CMC Trip Leader or Instructor

A Case for Maintaining WFA as a CMC Trip Leader or Instructor

5 Considerations for Wilderness First Aid Retention

New Image Brewing X Colorado Mountain Club

New Image Brewing X Colorado Mountain Club

The Great Beer-Naming Contest!

Permitting for your courses seem confusing? Frustrating? CMC is here to help!

Permitting for your courses seem confusing? Frustrating? CMC is here to help!

Permitting seems like a daunting process and can be hard to understand at times. As tricky as seems, here is some general information to make you more comfortable with the process. If you have additional questions, please reach out to permits@cmc.org

An Annual Update on CMC Reporting Through Navex Ethicspoint

An Annual Update on CMC Reporting Through Navex Ethicspoint

A year ago we reported on our first year with Navex Ethicspoint. In 2022 there were 15 reports filed on 10 separate cases. Now we want to share the results of a second year with this third-party reporting system that allows members and staff to report on behavior and misconduct anonymously and have CMC leadership follow-up. In 2023 we fielded eleven reports on ten separate cases.

Hit the Trail with Confidence: The 10th Edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook is Here!

Hit the Trail with Confidence: The 10th Edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook is Here!

New from CMC Press: The 10th edition of the official Colorado Trail Guidebook by The Colorado Trail Foundation is out now! With up-to-date details for safe & smooth adventures, insider tips & hidden gems from experienced hikers, and stunning photos & maps to fuel your trail dreams, it's a must-have for anyone planning a trek on the Colorado Trail.

2024 CMC Leadership Survey Results Are In!

2024 CMC Leadership Survey Results Are In!

On January 29th, the Adult Education team sent a Leadership Survey to about 160 leaders with the Colorado Mountain Club. Of that group we received 32 responses (20% response rate). We received responses from 9 Groups across the State which included: Denver, Western Slope Group, Pikes Peak Group, Boulder Group, El Pueblo, Roaring Fork, Gore Range, Friends of CO, Northern Colorado.

Spread the Word About CSAR Use of Channel 3.0

Spread the Word About CSAR Use of Channel 3.0

Do you use a Rocky Talkie or other family or general mobile radio service? If you’re ever involved in a backcountry emergency turning to channel 3.0 could help CSAR save your life!

What is Mindfulness? (Most People Get it Wrong)

What is Mindfulness? (Most People Get it Wrong)

Michele L. Walter is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher who learned from two of the leading western teachers—Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield—through their two-year Mindful Meditation Teacher Certification Program in partnership with Sounds True and the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.

Parking at the AMC

FAQ about the parking at AMC.

Hosted by CMC: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returns to Denver!

Hosted by CMC: BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returns to Denver!

Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the heart of adventure as the Colorado Mountain Club proudly hosts the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the iconic Paramount Theater in Denver, Colorado. From February 29th to March 2nd, 2024.

Risk Management Corner: January

Risk Management Corner: January

A fall on a snowshoeing trip into the Chicago Lakes basin area due to unstable terrain.

3 Helpful TIPS for Posting TRIPS

3 Helpful TIPS for Posting TRIPS

Three tips for posting CMC trips at the new website

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Stumped on what to get for the outdoor enthusiast in your life this holiday season? Look no further - we've put together a list of gift suggestions for everyone on your list. Here are a few of our favorites...

CMC Trip Leader and Field Instructor Requirement FY24

Summary of the decision regarding CMC Trip Leader & Instructor requirements

Confused about CMC Scholarships? We're here to help

Confused about CMC Scholarships? We're here to help

A FAQ about scholarships with the Colorado Mountain Club

Risk Managment Corner: December 2023

Risk Managment Corner: December 2023

A near miss due to a loaded rope over a sharp edge.

Teton Gravity Research Film Fest: Golden Premier & DOUBLE HEADER

Teton Gravity Research Film Fest: Golden Premier & DOUBLE HEADER

Join us for an unforgettable evening of adventure and inspiration at the CMC X TGR Film Festival, presented in collaboration with Teton Gravity Research. We'll be showcasing two remarkable films, "Legend Has It" and "Flying High Again" both of which promise next-level skiing and snowboarding from destinations around the world. See you there!

A Night of Inspiration: CMC 2023 Gala

A Night of Inspiration: CMC 2023 Gala

It's been almost 2 weeks since the gala and we can't help but reminisce about this beautiful night!

CEO Update: September 12, 2023

CEO Update: September 12, 2023

A final and heartfelt update from CMC's Chief Executive Officer, Keegan Young

Calling all Snowshoers!

Calling all Snowshoers!

Do we have an opportunity for you! Entering into the 2024 winter season we are looking for a new Beginner Snowshoe School (Denver) School Director and Instructors!

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

Not sure what to expect on a winter trip to Yellowstone? Read through to virtually explore this beautiful country with CMC's Adventure Travel Section.

Risk Management Corner: August 2023

Three recent incidents occurred at Brainard Lake, North Star and Mt Holy Cross areas. All three related to altitude illness and disparate hiking paces amongst CMC hiking groups.

Know Before You Go: July 2023

Know Before You Go: July 2023

CMC Member Martha Mustard shares Useful Information for CMC Hike Leaders.

LESSONS LEARNED - GLISSADING INTO A 30-FOOT HOLE - AASGARD PASS

LESSONS LEARNED - GLISSADING INTO A 30-FOOT HOLE - AASGARD PASS

One second I was enjoying a sunny glissade, the next I was dazed, wet, and cold - pinned under a waterfall below the snowpack.

Risk Management Corner: June 2023

Three hiking-related incident reports from the past three weeks.

New Fall Hiking Book from CMC Press

New Fall Hiking Book from CMC Press

Enjoy this excerpt from the new guidebook published by CMC Press, Colorado's Best Hikes for Fall Colors

Journey Through Guatemala

Journey Through Guatemala

Does summiting a smoking volcano sound exciting? How about kayaking, mountain biking, experiencing another culture’s traditions, history, and food? All while enjoying the perfect 70 degree climate in the beautiful city of Antigua, Guatemala.