CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

January 26, 2015



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


Owl Creek Trail ski & potluck, Sat, 1/31: Travel to Aspen to X-C ski (Nordic or skate) with locals and enjoy a pot luck dinner. Local member Clare Reda is co-leader. More info here.


Backcountry Film Festival, Thurs, 2/5: always an excellent set of films about backcountry activities, and it’s happening this year at Neptune’s! Just $10 members/$12 non-members. Get your tickets while they last! For more info, see


Wooden Ski Day, Sat, 2/28: John Wallack is hosting the Brainard Lake Cabin, and encouraging all wooden ski owners  to come and join a 1pm photo shoot.  To contact John: 303.838.0253


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.


For more information, see Boulder Trip Schedule


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.


Denver Group this Week: There are 22 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from easy snowshoe hikes to demanding ski tours. For full info, see 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.


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.


Yampa/Green River rafting & hiking, June 8-12: Five days of river rafting the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument with day hikes to historical sites, archeological sites, and other natural sites





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. 



Play Hard, Laugh Harder with Brendan Leonard: Join this modern day Jack Kerouac for a discussion of his writing and how his mentors shaped his outdoor and adventure career.  He blogs at


Avalance Beacon practice, Wed, 2/4, 6pm: Bring your beacon, or borrow one, and learn a valuable rescue skill.  Attendees get a 15% discount coupon on avy gear!


Wilderness First Responer/EMT course, 1/26 – 3/4: Meets Mon/Wed, 6-10pm, plus 3 wkend field trips. No experience required. 76 hr course, taught in Louisville. $695 (CMC members get 10% discount). See or call Carl Weil, director, 303-688-5176.


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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