Guest blog post by Evan Sneath “Did you summit?” It’s the question that every climber hears from friends, family, and colleagues – especially those uninitiated to mountaineering. I’ll admit, it’s the easiest topic to fall back on when the objective … Continued
By Michael Restivo Caroline Van Hemert is a biologist, adventurer, and author, who’s book The Sun Is a Compass, documenting a 4,000-mile journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic, was the winner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition … Continued
Colorado is known for the Rocky Mountain range, excellent Southwest cuisine, progressive political scene, and being the best place for a true adventure. For years, daredevils and outdoor enthusiasts have flocked to the mountains in hopes of new experiences, exciting … Continued
If you’re not getting involved with the outdoors while you’re in Colorado, either as a tourist or a resident, you’re missing out big time. All outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado would benefit from the services and activities offered by this conservation … Continued
By Michael Restivo Despite going blind in high school, Golden local and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer is one of the world’s foremost adventure athletes. Erik became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest and subsequently climb the Seven Summits, the … Continued
By Michael Restivo For over 20 years, alpinist and ice climber Ines Papert has led visionary ascents around the world. From stunning solo ascents in the Himalayas, to becoming the first woman to climb a M11 mixed climbing grade, Ines … Continued
By Art Hogling Hiking season doesn’t have to end when summer is over. Some of the best hikes can occur in Fall and Winter. The mountains are frosted and beautiful, the crowds thin out and the bugs are gone. … Continued
Michael Restivo Denali is the dream for any mountaineer. It’s summit at 20,310 feet, it is the prize of North American mountaineering, rising dramatically above the Alaska Range, and so prominent it can be seen from downtown Anchorage. From Denver … Continued
Imagine sharing a cappuccino with the towering spires of the Dolomites. Imagine discovering historical treasures by day such as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper and the preserved body of Otzi, the prehistoric iceman. Imagine visiting antique churches dating from the Middle Ages, battlefields of World War I and staying in luxurious hotels and refugios with delicious food. Welcome to the Dolomites, the natural wonder of Northern Italy, where Italian style meets some of Europe’s most extraordinary mountain scenery. If you enjoy world-class hiking with a touch of style, you don’t want to miss the Colorado Mountain Club’s trip to the heart of the Dolomites. From the fashionable streets of Milan to the rustic alleys of Corvara, we’ll explore the best of Northern Italy in this exciting tour. Here are five reasons to hike the Dolomites with the Colorado Mountain Club.
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.
Colorado is home to some of the world’s most iconic trout waters, and some are less than an hour and a half-drive from the Front Range. These rivers and streams attract anglers of all different skill levels and have become a fly-fishing mecca for those who enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful trout.