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Heads Up for Trip Leaders, Field Day Instructors, and CMC Hikers: Hunting Season is Approaching

Heads Up for Trip Leaders, Field Day Instructors, and CMC Hikers: Hunting Season is Approaching

It's time to get to know the planning resources you’ll need to avoid hunters and shooting in the backcountry…

The Art & Science of Planning Alpine Climbing School Trips

The Art & Science of Planning Alpine Climbing School Trips

How do you define success in alpinism? What makes a good trip? An effective plan? A valuable and worthwhile class? What is the goal of Alpine Climbing School?

So You Want to Hike a 14er?

So You Want to Hike a 14er?

Whether you’re new to Colorado or new to hiking, you’ve probably heard people mention 14ers.

Meet TCS Technical Trip Leader Ryan McCauley

Meet TCS Technical Trip Leader Ryan McCauley

I too often live in my head and overanalyze situations when it comes to work or other aspects of my life...

CMC Holiday Gift Guide

CMC Holiday Gift Guide

Dreaming about a summer 2021 road trip? Already itching to hit the slopes? Whether it's the perfect stocking stuffer or a guide to plan for the coming year, these CMC titles will provide a bright light for the Colorado enthusiast in your life.

The Great American Outdoors Act

The Great American Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON - President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law in August, allocating $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and $9.5 billion to the maintenance and restoration of public lands.

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

A Few Words with CMC Instructor Jeff Speake

Jeff Speake has been an active member of the Colorado Mountain Club for 12 years. After years of avid beach trips and scuba diving, he changed course for the mountains.

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Member Stories: Laura Slivinksi

Vertical spires of rock arched from the ground and into the sky. Laura Slivinski balanced on the two foot sidewalk formed by the ridge.

A 100th Fourteener to Share

A 100th Fourteener to Share

Clouds rolled in suddenly, rain and hail pelting his back as he continued higher. Six inches of snow fluttered down, painting the Barr Trail in white, uncommon for the late summer months.

Longs Peak, The Monarch of the Rockies

Longs Peak, The Monarch of the Rockies

“THE KEYHOLE ROUTE IS NOT A HIKE. IT IS A CLIMB THAT CROSSES ENORMOUS SHEER VERTICAL ROCK FACES, OFTEN WITH FALLING ROCKS, REQUIRING SCRAMBLING, WHERE AN UN-ROPED FALL WOULD LIKELY BE FATAL. THE ROUTE HAS NARROW LEDGES, LOOSE ROCK, AND STEEP CLIFFS,” —ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK PRESS RELEASE

Scrambling Boulder's Flatirons: Inclusive Recreation

Scrambling Boulder's Flatirons: Inclusive Recreation

Recreation is essential to our health and our overall wellness, especially as the days spent apart begin to out-number the ones together. Recreation affords us the space to exercise, to connect with our community, our city, and to reset after a particularly chaotic day. Some sports, however, are more accessible than others.

Safer at Home and in the Vast Great Outdoors

Safer at Home and in the Vast Great Outdoors

DENVER - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Level 2 Phase of Reopening, allowing residents to venture back into the mountains.

CMC Guest Blog: Pemba Sherpa

CMC Guest Blog: Pemba Sherpa

Pemba Sherpa has been involved with the CMC since the ’90s. After migrating to the United States from Nepal, Pemba has dedicated his life to giving back to the people of Nepal. From creating viable infrastructure high in the Himalaya, …

CMC Receives Grant to Overhaul Club Archives

CMC Receives Grant to Overhaul Club Archives

The Colorado Mountain Club has received a $5,000 grant from the Colorado Historical Advisory Board that will allow us to digitize and rediscover our history over the next year.