CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

April 25, 2016



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 607 South Broadway, suite G, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner and down the stairs from Neptune Mountaineering, or next to Elevations Credit Union), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips


AWE Social Hike, Wed, 4/27, 6pm: Meet at the new Boulder Clubroom NEXT to the Elevations Credit Union, Table Mesa and Broadway 10 minutes BEFORE 6 pm. A fun, moderate paced after-work social hike usually in Boulder Open Space. More details here.


Wilderness First Aid, 5/7 & 8, 9am-6pm: A great opportunity to get your WFA certification if you are a potential trip leader (“Leader In Training” or LIT). For just $35, this 16 hour ECSI accredited course will cover medical evaluation and treatment in the wilderness setting. The CMC office will provide a passcode once they verify you are a LIT.  If you know you are on the list, and have been given the passcode, you can register here. If you are interested in qualifying for this list, please contact the Council chair, Rick Casey, at There are still some open spots left!


Leadership Seminar, Sunday, 5/16 & 22: Save the date! The Boulder group is offering the next leadership seminar for those interested in becoming a trip leader.  The seminar will be Monday evening May 16th and full day Sunday May 22nd.  More information to come.  You can get a jump on the training by reviewing the CMC trip leader online training documents here. Questions? Email


Noon Hour Exercise: Carrie Simon is leading some informal lunch hour exercise events (not CMC trips). All events 12-1pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs. See this Facebook page for details, but all start from CU campus.


2016 Conservation grants available: If you or an organization you know would like some additional funding for a conservation project this spring, see more information here or send email to


BCMC Spring/Summmer Schools: The 2016 schedule of classes for spring and summer, are now published, and registration will be available on the state website, This will include classes in snow, hiking, navigation, wilderness survival, rock climbing and rock leading. Descriptions of the courses, and links to registration, are available in the Spring/Summer Schedule at


For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Clubroom Hosts needed: The Clubroom is supposed to be staffed with a host on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm. There are additional openings available, as shown on the Hosting Calendar. The duties are light, but it is very helpful. If interested, please send email to Steve Blazo, or call (303) 554-7688


GPS editor needed: This weekly newsletter is a great way to learn about the Boulder Group, and provide a useful service for the Club; takes just a few minutes each week. Email if you would like to volunteer.


Monthly Compass Newsletter: View the latest issue of the Compass at





Unless otherwise noted, these events will be at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC), 10th & Washington, Golden. See for more information.


Denver Group this Week: There are 22 different trips with the Denver Group this week, including a  variety of local hikes, mountain hikes and tough snowshoe hikes! For full info, see here.  


SPRING EQUIPMENT $ALE, Fri, 5/6, 6-8pm: Great way to score big on gear to buy or sell some of your own!  Also, volunteers needed. At the AMC in Golden; more info here.


Meetup for CMC events and happy hours: See


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

See for an up-to-date list of our current trips.




Events published in the Compass are for informational purposes only. They are not endorsed by the Boulder Group of the CMC except for the events that are explicitly led, taught or instructed by the Boulder Group. The Boulder Group of the CMC makes no assessment as to their merits. Participants are advised to make their own assessment as to whether to participate in these events.

Neptune Shows & Clinics: All shows are free and happen at 8pm Neptune Mountaineering unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 


Rock Rescue Clinic with Colorado Mountain School, Wed, 4/27, 5pm: In this free 2 hour clinic, CMS guides will demo how to escape the belay, review potential scenarios for specific rescue strategies, and introduce haul systems.


BDTV Film Tour and Adventures with Mike Libecki, 4/28: Black Diamond athlete and National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki will be presenting some of his most recent expeditions from remote areas of Antarctica, Greenland, Africa, the jungles of Marquesas Island. including the premier of three new episodes from BDTV!


Wilderness First Responder course: For those who already have WFA, this advanced course in first aid will be given 5/11/2016 - 5/13/2016, offered by Colorado Wilderness Rides & Guides, $350, Westminster City Park, for more information, see


Seasonal Raptor Closures began Feb 1: Raptor closures are now in effect, which affects many popular climbing formations. Full closure details are posted at


Make It To Moab in 2016, May 18 – 22: Led by Rick Pratt for some years, with the option of 4 or 5 days, this guided multi-day trip offers hiking, camping, and other options depending on the group such as mountain biking, canyoneering or rafting. Nightly music performances encouraged! Cost: $355. Contact and register at


Prana Boulder Yoga classes: Free yoga at Prana shop on Pearl St Mall; see info here.


REI events: Many classes and talks offered at the Boulder & Denver REI stores, too many to list here, often free, some with a cost. They fill up fast! Check them out here.


Internships & trainings with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: WRV is getting ready for its many 2016 conservation projects. More information here.



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