The health and well-being of our Colorado Mountain Comunity is our highest priority. As the new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, we wanted to share some actions we are taking to protect our CMC community.
By Keegan Young This summer, our members have explored our state’s wildest spaces on Colorado Mountain Club programs. Some of you have reached summits you never thought possible. Others have learned things about the alpine environment, or even about yourselves. … Continued
Pemba Sherpa has been involved with the CMC since the ’90s. After migrating to the United States from Nepal, Pemba has dedicated his life to giving back to the people of Nepal. From creating viable infrastructure high in the Himalaya, … Continued
by Jeff Golden Most Coloradans consider “hiking season” to be June through September, but such a viewpoint is severely restrictive. The fall, winter and spring months are often the most rewarding times of year in the high country. There’s nothing … Continued
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.
Heading into the outdoors is often not about survival situations, but instead about reconnecting with Mother Nature, enjoying the splendor of the mountains and finding peace and tranquility. Trails play a vital role in connecting communities with the outdoors in … Continued
The American Alpine Club is partnering with Alpinist and climbing organizations across the country to launch a survey on the occurrence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the climbing world. The goal is to quantify the extent of this problem in the … Continued
Bored with downhill skiing? Looking for a different way to enjoy winter? A CMC Adventure Trip just returned from Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. We caught up with them to learn how they enjoyed this brilliant trip idea. … Continued
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
EDIT: APRIL FOOLS! The Colorado Mountain Club is thrilled to announce that Mt. Elbert is now officially recognized at 14,539 feet, making it the highest mountain in the contiguous United States. That honor was previously held by 14,505-foot Mt. Whitney … Continued
By Robin Lindsay After learning to ice climb last winter and seeing and hearing a lot about the famed Ouray Ice Festival, I decided to make the trip down to Ouray and spend the weekend there. Every January the … Continued
by Julie Mach CMC Conservation Director You’ve heard about rogue trail building that leads to erosion, dispersed camping that pollutes waterways and unmanaged campfires that become devastating infernos. All are the result of increased and irresponsible recreation on public lands. … Continued