Fall and Winter Hiking Safety

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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

The Denali Dream

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

Five Reasons to Hike the Dolomites with the Colorado Mountain Club

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.

Photo Contest: No Summit Too Small

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.

Adventure of a Lifetime: Rafting the Grand Canyon with the Colorado Mountain Club

I couldn’t believe my luck! There was space for me and my husband, David, to join the CMC’s 2016 Grand Canyon hiking and rafting trip. You may not fully appreciate why I was so excited. These spots are hard to come by. People sign up years in advance and we snagged some of the last available spots.

The Map Diaries: A Visual Journey Around the World

When I trod the paths through nature’s greatest, I find places that eternally mark my heart, the places that change my very being and dictate the way I choose to live. They stay with me more vividly than almost any experience in the human spectrum. And the magnitude of this discovery keeps me forever plodding down Earth’s secret walkways.

So I’ve done some traveling with these two feet, and I’ve started to create a visual story using maps. Here is the beginning of my “Map Diaries”, a story I’ll keep writing for the rest of my life.

Catch a Spark, Fan the Flame: Discovering the Outdoors

Recently, a CMC member asked me how I grew to love the outdoors. After thinking about it, I replied: “I owe it to Mr. Payne, my high school cross-country coach.” That conversation got me thinking about other people who shared inspiration and encouragement: my college buddy who convinced me to go on our first backpacking trip together, a friend who invited me to go rock climbing, my supervisor at Outward Bound who challenged me to take up sea kayaking, etc. These people shared their passions with me and encouraged my life-long learning in the outdoors.

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