Here at the Colorado Mountain Club, we believe that summits come in all shapes and sizes. And no matter what, when you conquer something new, you have reached a new summit, be it getting to the top of your very first 5.6 climb, summiting your 54th 14er, backpacking for the first time, or mountain biking down a trail that you’ve been too scared to before. Whatever your “summit” was this summer, we want to know about it! In our opinion, there is no summit too small. Submit your best photo of you and your friends conquering a “summit” for your chance to win a bunch of cool prizes.
To my dearest Public Lands,
I have never felt this way about anyone, or anything, else. My love for you is as deep as your flowing rivers, as vast as your deserts, as mighty as your tallest peaks. Your varied nature, ever-changing seasons and multifaceted landscapes fill me with immense and boundless happiness.
The Colorado Mountain Club is welcoming three interns for the summer months. Reed Fischer, Libby Gemperline and Beth Ebisch are joining the CMC team to help with marketing, membership and the Backcountry Snowsport Initiative. Reed Fischer will be working closely with the … Continued
I started attending summer camps with the CMC’s Youth Education Program when I was 12, enticed by a mild interest in rock climbing. I had so much fun that I convinced my parents to sign me up for several more programs that summer and every year following. Two years ago, when I new course was introduced, I immediately leapt at the opportunity to go on the Teen Ventures Outdoor Leadership Summit. I signed up a bit skeptical about the prospect of a week focused on teambuilding and volunteer work. It turned out to be my favorite week all summer. I could go on a multi-hour rant about how much fun I had, but for the sake of brevity, I’ll condense it into a list of the nine best parts of the trip.
By Jason Kolaczkowski Connor and Kade (left to right) taking a break at Colter Bay. Not too long after we introduced our boys to the baby carrying packs and the joys of hiking, my wife and I also celebrated our fifth … Continued
By Jason Kolaczkowski It was a very simple hike on a very simple trail with a very simple goal: get the boys on a hike and see how they do. The boys had just turned 9 months old the weekend before, … Continued
by CMC member Jason Kolaczkowski Introduction After climbing Denali I now shift my attention to something smaller scale, but infinitely more important. It’s small: just local hikes, probably often times not even getting outside of the Denver/Metro area. Although, we’re … Continued
As I write this, I am one week out from leaving Denver and heading to Anchorage, Alaska. From there, weather permitting, I’m one more day away from landing on the Kahiltna Glacier and beginning my 13,000 foot ascent (~7000’ to … Continued
Sweet Potato Chips 2 medium sweet potatoes 2 teaspoons canola/vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat oven to 400°F. Boil large pan of water. Coat baking sheet with non-stick spray. Slice potatoes 1/4” thick and par-boil. Drain well. … Continued
By Leave No Trace Center of Outdoor Ethics This copyrighted information has been reprinted with permission of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics www.LNT.org Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Durable surfaces include established trails and campsites, rock, … Continued
Many a mountaineer has mentioned at one time or another that mountaineering is ‘the kind of thing that is fun to talk about when you’re done.’ That is to say, the act of mountaineering, itself, is sometimes the farthest thing … Continued
Super Carbo Bars 3 cups rolled oats 3 cups apple juice 3 cups granola 1 lb silk or medium tofu, drained 2 cups brown rice flour 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup* 3/4 teaspoon sea salt Preheat oven to 400°F. … Continued