New from the CMC: Peak Crushers Pilot Program

In cooperation with several board members interested in the art of light and fast movement in the mountains, the Colorado Mountain Club is piloting a new Denver-area program titled Peak Crushers. This program is aimed at competent runner-scramblers wishing to improve their speed and efficiency in higher altitudes and on ridges. 

The pilot program is open to the first 16 people who apply and meet the minimum fitness and competency qualifications. The program runs April – September and requires that you commit to attending all sessions (dates below).

Pilot program participants should:

  • be able to run 5 miles on rough trail with an minimum average pace of 12-minute miles,
  • be extremely comfortable with 3rd and 4th class terrain un-roped, and
  • be familiar with a comfortable with lightweight gear in the mountain environment.

E-mail Keegan Young directly at keeganyoung@cmc.org if you wish to participate.      

Peak Crusher Session Details (you must be able to attend all sessions to join the program):

Tuesday, April 20 at 5PM: Kickoff Meeting, Exercise Lecture, Run, and Benchmark Setting                                                          
North Table Loop

Tuesday, May 4 at 5PM: Mountain Navigation Refresher Lecture                        
Online Lecture

Tuesday, May 18 at 5PM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting                                 
Mount Morrison

Tuesday, June 1 at 5PM: Mountain Weather Refresher                                          
Online Lecture

Tuesday, June 15 at 5PM: Group Run, Exercise Review, and Benchmark Progression 
North Table Loop

Tuesday, June 29 at 5PM: Gear Lecture                                                                        
Online Lecture or AMC Lawn                                           

Tuesday, June 29 at 5PM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression                        
Mount Morrison                                                                 

Saturday July 10 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting                                 
Mount Bierstadt                                                                 

Saturday, July 24 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting                                 
Mt Evans, Sawtooth Ridge                                                

Saturday, August 7 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting                                 
Torrey’s Peak, Kelso Ridge                                                

Saturday, August 21 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression
Mount Bierstadt                                                                 

Saturday, Sept 4 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression                        
Mt Evans, Sawtooth Ridge                                                                

Saturday, Sept 18 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression                        
Torrey’s Peak, Kelso Ridge                                                

Tuesday, Sept 21 at 5PM: Group Scramble and Season Finale Celebration          
Second Flatiron, Southern Sun       

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