Fall 2013 Schools Schedule
The Boulder Group of the CMC offers a variety of schools and clinics for our members. All of our schools focus on safety, preparation and stewardship as keys to enjoying the mountains. We believe in fostering teamwork and empowering the learner to make good decisions about safety.
All lectures are held at the Boulder Group Clubroom: 633 South Broadway Unit K, Boulder, Colorado, 80305. This is in the Table Mesa Shopping Center above Elevations Credit Union (and around the corner from Neptune Mountaineering). ALL LECTURES START AT 6:30PM UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE.
SCHOOL SIGN-UPS start online at www.cmc.org on TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, at 8am. We will NOT hold an optional Fall Schools Orientation Night.
SIGN-UP REQUIREMENTS: You must be a current CMC member to sign up for these courses. Please sign up for courses only if you are able to attend ALL of the lectures and the field trips. Equipment required for field trips must be borrowed, rented or purchased on your own. When you sign up for a course, be sure and check the prerequisites. If you sign up for a course and do not have the required prerequisites, you will have to drop out of the course and be refunded as per the Refund Policy below.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that if you have to drop out of a course within 2 weeks of the 1st lecture and there is no wait list or nobody on the wait list is able to fill your space, there will be no refunds! To withdraw from a course, send an email to [protected email address]. Ten percent (10%) of the cost of the course will be withheld for refunds granted.
|Questions? Please contact|
|Basic Rock School|
|Sign-ups Start||Tue, 8/6, 8am||To sign up for the courses, login to www.cmc.org. Click on Class Schedule. Click on Adult Education Members. Click on the course that you would like to sign up for and fill in the required fields. Note that the Authorization Code will be removed on Tuesday, 8/6, at 8am to allow the sign-ups to start.|
|Hiking and Survival Essentials||Lectures:
Tue, 8/13 &
Tue, 8/20 &
Tue, 8/27 &
9/7 or 9/8 (either Sat or Sun).
|Concerned about what to do if you unexpectedly have to spend the night in the outdoors? What are the ten essentials and why do we need them? This course covers trip planning, essential equipment, clothing, Leave No Trace principles, weather, nutrition and wilderness survival techniques, including fire, shelter, signaling, & finding water. Fee: $30.|
Thu, 9/5 & Tue, 9/10. Optional plotting practice on Thu, 9/12.
Field Trip: 9/14 or 9/15 (either Sat or Sun).
|Learning to find your way with a topographical map and compass is a fundamental skill to safely enjoy the
outdoors. This course covers navigation, route finding problems and navigating in adverse
conditions. Prerequisites: Hiking and Survival Essentials or equivalent experience. Fee: $30.
|Hiking Route and Trip Planning||Lecture: Tue, 9/17
Field Trip: 9/21 (Sat)
|This course will help you better plan and conduct hiking trips. It will reinforce and add to your knowledge from the previous hiking courses. It offers additional navigation practice - plan a route and find a route using map and compass. Part of the route will be off-trail. Learn to organize your group and adjust the trip based on conditions and resources in the field. Prerequisites: Hiking and Survival Essentials and Hiking Navigation. Fee: $20|
|Basic Rock School (BRS)||Lectures: Tues, 9/24 & 10/1.
10/5 or 10/6,
10/12 or 10/13,
10/19 or 10/20 (either all Sat or all Sun).
|Basic Rock School is an introduction to rock climbing basics
& safety techniques. It is well-suited for newcomers to rock climbing or
for those with some experience who want to review and update best
safety practices. You will learn about equipment & knots, belaying,
multi-pitch climbing, communication, rappelling, basic self-rescue, and
emergency situations. You will sign up for your field trip day (either all Saturdays or all Sundays)
and your BRS group at the 2nd lecture. The required textbook "Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills"
by Craig Luebben is provided at the first lecture at no additional charge. Fee: $115.
Tue, 10/15 & Tue, 10/22.
|This course will provide a review of map and compass from Hiking Navigation, teach how to plan a trip with a GPS, and then how to navigate in the field with a map and compass, a map and compass and a GPS, and a GPS alone. Students are required to provide their own compass and GPS. This course is now only offered in the fall. Prerequisites: Hiking and Survival Essentials and Hiking Navigation. Fee: $30.|
|Boulder Mountaineering School (BMS) Certification||Lectures and Field Trips: See appropriate course listings||BMS consists of Hiking and Survival Essentials, Hiking Navigation, BRS, Basic Snow and Intermediate
Snow. Note that there are additional requirements to fulfill the BMS
Certification beyond taking the courses listed above, including First Aid/CPR requirements,
participating in a
conservation effort and participating in 5 field trips (at least 1 rock
and at least 1 snow) beyond the course work.