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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.

Risk Management Corner: April 2023

Risk Management Corner: April 2023

As part of their objective for Alpine Climbing School, the group of CMC members attempted the East Ridge of North Star. Soon after their turnaround point, one of the students tripped and fell down the north side of the ridge. The fall was mostly unobstructed.

Trek with the CMC

Trek with the CMC

Learn more about our upcoming Adventure Travel trip to explore the Sacred Hidden Himalaya Valley in Nepal

Spring is a great time for a waterfall hike!

Spring is a great time for a waterfall hike!

Enjoy this excerpt from the new guidebook published by CMC Press, Colorado Waterfall Hikes, 2nd edition

Risk Management Corner: March 2023

Risk Management Corner: March 2023

This is a blog post dedicated to topics related to Risk Management and Safety at the Colorado Mountain Club.

Top 3 Trip Reports - March 2023

Each month, we sort through all your trip reports. Then, we pick our favorites and celebrate them here! Read on for our top three trip reports from March 2023.

CMC Trusted Gear: Insulating Jacket - Rab Neutrino

CMC Trusted Gear: Insulating Jacket - Rab Neutrino

For incomparable warmth look no further than the Rab Neutrino Jacket, an industry-leading jacket that CMC instructors have been raving about all winter long and highly-recommend for a variety of cold-weather adventures.

HIKING SAFETY TIP: BREAKING A CHAIN OF ERRORS

HIKING SAFETY TIP: BREAKING A CHAIN OF ERRORS

Enjoy this excerpt from the new outdoor skills book published by CMC Press, Hiking Safety Handbook

High Performing Trip Leaders of 2022

Learn more about what motivates volunteers to lead trips for the CMC.

New Outdoor Skills Series Book on Family Backpacking

New Outdoor Skills Series Book on Family Backpacking

Enjoy this excerpt from the new outdoor skills book published by CMC Press, Backpacking with Children: How to Go Lightweight, Have Fun, and Stay Safe on the Trail

Top 3 Trip Reports - February 2023

Each month, we sort through all your trip reports. Then, we pick our favorites and celebrate them here! Read on for our top three trip reports from February 2023.

CMC Celebrating Women's Month

CMC Celebrating Women's Month

The Colorado Mountain Club would not exist if weren't for the incredible dedication and tireless volunteerism from its FEMALE members!

Navex Ethicspoint System: A report on reporting at CMC

Navex Ethicspoint System: A report on reporting at CMC

At the end of 2021, CMC implemented a third-party reporting system that allows for the anonymous reporting of misconduct of any kind. Here's how it worked in the first year.

Adventures of the CMC: Patagonia, Chile

Adventures of the CMC: Patagonia, Chile

Take some time to read through the amazing trip account from CMCer's who traveled through Patagonia this last winter!

Top 3 Trip Reports - January 2023

Each month, we sort through all your trip reports. Then, we pick our favorites and celebrate them here! Read on for our favorites from January 2023.