CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

December 15, 2014



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 633 South Broadway, Unit K, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner from Neptune Mountaineering), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips


Boulder CMC Holiday Dinner, Mon, 12/15:Come join the Boulder Group Council for its annual Holiday Party and Potluck! Meet the Council members, ask questions about Group activities, and enjoy some holiday cheer. Please bring a delicious supper dish to share! Sign up and read more details here.


Boulder CMC Annual Dinner: the Boulder Annual Dinner will take place Saturday, 5pm, January 17, 2015 at St John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St, Boulder. Register today! Full details can be found here.


BCMC Winter Schools are open!  Class signup now open for avalanche schools, Advanced Mountaineering School, ice climbing, telemark, winter camping and ski mountaineering. For more information and signup, see here.



How To Sign Up for Trips: see the classes listing on These are Boulder Group trips and events only; to see all upcoming CMC trips, see Boulder Trip Schedule and click on links under “Around the CMC”

BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Equipment Manager needed: Like gear? Help maintain technical climbing gear: evaluate replacement of climbing ropes, gear, helmets, etc. and recommend new purchases. Help transfer gear from Clubroom to offsite storage twice a year. Serve as technical reference for gear recommendation. Contact Mike DeLorenzo,


Clubroom hosts needed: Learn more about the Club and provide a real service with just a couple hours of enjoyable work a week. Hosts answer phone messages, handle walk-in traffic and light clerical tasks that help keeping the Club rolling! To learn more, call 303-554-7688 or email


GPS Editor needed: a new editor for the GPS is needed. This is a fun way to learn more about the Club, without too much commitment, about 30 minutes a week. Good training provided; only skills needed are knowing how to use Microsoft Word (or equivalent).


Compass Editor needed: a new editor for the monthly Compass newsletter/blog. An excellent opportunity for an aspiring writer/journalist/activist who enjoys the outdoors and creating community! Contact Roger Hedrick,


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





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


Open wall climb, Wed, 12/17, 6pm: Climb at AMC climbing wall. Bring helmet, harness, shoes, belay device, no chalk. BRS or equivalent experience required. Trip leader: Kathryn Dremann


Denver Group this Week: There are 22 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at  all levels of difficulty, from easy hikes to ski tours to alpine hikes. and even a gym climbing at the AMC. For full info, see here.  


These are a partial selection; to see the list of all upcoming CMC trips, click here.



NEW CMC MEMBERSHIP SERVICES HOURS: membership services office will be open Monday-Thursday 11 am – 7 pm; Friday 11 am-3 pm


Take a Friend on a Hike! As a CMC member, you are the club’s best advocate!  Invite a friend or two to come along as a guest on your next CMC hike.  Then offer them $25 off membership with the discount code “friendhike” when they join online at This offer expires on August 31 and is good for new memberships.


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

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


Yellowstone in Winter Trip, Jan 21 – 26, 2015 Experience Yellowstone in winter from the comfort of the Yellowstone Lodge.  Sign up on the CMC calendar for Yellowstone in Winter 2015.


AT Trip Highlight: February 20 – March 8, 2015 - World Summit Series, Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia and Tasmania
Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park; climb Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits); visit Tasmania with 4 days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on this beautiful island.





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 are free and at Neptune Mountaineering at 8pm unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Neptune’s also has a new website! Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 



Boulder Light Packer, Tues, 12/9, 6:30pm: Progressive thinking adventurers that meet 2nd Tuesday of each month to discuss lightweight backpacking and adventure.


Avalance & Beacon Clinic, Wed, 12/10, 6pm: Beacon practice! Bring your’s if can, some can be provided. 15% off coupon on avi gear if you attend! These clinics will be continue to be provided by Neptune and Colo Mtn School staff through next March.


Painting at 14,000 Feet, Thurs, 12/18: Hear artist Lisa Dianne Martin describe the challenges of painting landscapes atop Colorado 14ers and see her lovely paintings.



WRV seeking Senior Director: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers engages thousands of volunteers each year through over 100 restoration and stewardship projects across Colorado and southern Wyoming.  This salaried position will build and maintain strategic partnerships with dozens of government land management agencies, community organizations, and funders with the purpose to identify and develop new projects, and raise funding for those projects, across WRV’s entire geographical range.  For more information, see


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