WINTER 2016-2017 SCHEDULE
The Boulder Group of the CMC offers a variety of schools and clinics for our members. All of our schools focus on safety, preparation and stewardship as keys to enjoying the mountains. We believe in fostering teamwork and empowering the learner to make good decisions about safety.
All lectures are held at the Boulder Group Clubroom (see directions here).
All lectures start at 6:30pm unless stated otherwise.
SCHOOL SIGN-UPS: sign up online at www.cmc.org. Login, select Classes from the Calendar, and choose the date that the course you want begins (see below).
PREREQUISITES: When you sign up for a course, be sure and check the prerequisites. If you sign up for a course and do not have the required prerequisites, you will have to drop out of the course and be refunded as per the Refund Policy below.
- Be a current CMC member.
- Be able to attend all of the lectures and all of the field trips.
- Sign the BMS Student Waiver for the Boulder Group
- Have the necessary equipment.
- See this Chart of BMS Prerequisites for what courses have what prerequisites
Notes on prerequisites: . The Club can provide climbing helmets, climbing ropes, climbing hardware, ice axes, snow saws, and some used climbing shoes. Otherwise, you will need to borrow, rent or purchase the equipment. It is advisable to wait until the first lecture of a course before purchasing any equipment, when the instructor can give advice about what to purchase. Some classes also provide discounts at local shops.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that if you have to drop out of a course within 2 weeks of the 1st lecture and there is no wait list or nobody on the wait list is able to fill your space, there will be no refunds! To withdraw from a course, send an email to [protected email address]. Ten percent of the cost of the course will be withheld for refunds granted. Questions? See hereOn-line registration will begin Oct 1. Registration is open on-line using the CMC state website (cmc.org) for both the NSP Avy Level 1 and AIARE Level 1 course. To register for the Advanced Mountaineering Course, please download the appropriate application, fill it out and email it to email@example.com. To register for the Backcountry Ski course, download the application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register for Ice clinic, please download the appropriate application, fill it out and email it to email@example.com. Once your application is accepted for any of these schools , you will receive an email with details on how to sign-up and make payment using the CMC state website.
Quick Links: AMS Avalanche classes Ski classes Ice Climbing Winter Camping Class Description Cost Lectures Field Trips Advanced Mountaineering School (AMS) AMS Applications available on-line 9/15/16 Deadline for submission is 10/30/16.The Boulder CMC's expedition mountaineering course. The course covers trip planning, winter camping, ice climbing, glacier travel and crevasse rescue. At the end of the course, students will plan and execute a winter overnight peak ascent. All Lectures are 7-9pm. YOu must attend all lectures and field days. Too register for the Advanced Mountaineering Course, please download the appropriate application, fill it out and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you application is accepted, you will receive an email with details on how to sign-up and make payment using the CMC state website. $130 1/10/17, 1/17/17, 1/24/24, 1/31/17, 2/7/17, 2/14/17 & party 1/28/17 1/28/17, 2/4-5/17 (2 day w/overnite) 2/11 or 2/12, 2/18-20/17 (2/3 day w/ overnites) Avalanche Classes NSP Avalanche Level I Includes an Introduction to avalanche awareness and safety, including identifying avalanche terrain,good route finding decisions, performing field snow stability tests, recognizing weather, terrain and snow-pack factors contributing to instability, & efficient transceiver search and rescueNote: Provided by Bryan Mountain Nordic Ski patrol, a local volunteer ski patrol. 2 lectures (12/5/16, 12/12/16 6-10pm), 1 beacon practice (12/7 or 12/14 6-9pm), and 2 field days (1/7/16 & 1/8/17 all day) . Must attend all. Participants will receive Avalanche Level 1 Certificate Registration is open on-line using the CMC state website (cmc.org). Refunds only available if your spot is taken by someone else. $135 12/5/16, 12/12/16, & 12/7 or 12/14 1/7/17 & 1/8/17 AIARE Avalanche Level I The level one course is provide by AIARE as an introduction to avalanche hazard management, a framework for decision making & risk management, trip planning, and rescue techniques. Taught by Local AMGA/AIARE guides, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides. Participants will receive AIARE Avalanche Level 1 Completion Certificate. Please note there are a 6 sessions offered this season. Each session consists of 2 lecture Evenings TH & Fri, 6-10pm, and 2 Field Days (SAT-Sun all day) You must attend all 4 days (TH -SUN). #1 12/8-12/12, #2 12/15-12/18, #3 1/12-1/15, #4 1/19-1/22, #5 2/23-26, #6 3/2-3/5 .Registration is open on-line using the CMC state website (cmc.org). Find the appropriate class you want to sign up for based on the first day the class starts. Refunds only available if you spot is refilled. $355 #1 12/8-9/16
AIARE Avalanche Level II The level II course is a 4-day advance course on of lectures and field time developed by AIARE as an avalanche hazard management. The 4 day program that provides backcountry travelers the opportunity to advance their avalanche knowledge and decision making skills. Taught by Local AMGA guides who are AIARE Certified Instructors. Participants will receive AIARE Avalanche Level 2 certificate. Requiremens; Must have taken a Level 1 course and have backcountry travel experience. For more information and to register, contact email@example.com N/A 2017 N/A 2017 N/A 2017 Ski Classes Area Telemark Clinic For beginner to advance telemark skiers who want to learn more technique. Lift tickets are additional $45/day. Class offered based on interest expressed; If interested in the class, email firstname.lastname@example.org $80 TBD TBD Tele/AT Backcountry Ski Clinic Applications available 10/1/16. Deadline for applications is 12/15/17. Provides Tele and AT enthusiasts back country & peak skiing safety skills for the Colorado backcountry, including survival skills, survival skiing and peak skiing/navigation. Open to Intermediate or above Telemark/AT skiers. All Lectures at 7pm. To register for the Backcountry Ski course, download the application and email to email@example.com. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email with details on how to sign-up and make payment using the CMC state website. $90 1/18/17
Ski Mountaineering The AT/Ski Mountaineering course is designed to acquaint CMC members with the skills, attitudes, and awareness needed for ski mountaineering tours, such as 13er and 14er ski descents in Colorado, and ski traverses such as the Haute Route in the Alps or the Wapta Traverse in Canada. Please refer to Denver Group Website for more info on course. Offered through the Denver Group TBD TBD Ice Climbing Ice Climbing Clinic Intended for those who would like to gain exposure to the basics of climbing ice. Prerequisite: BRS or equivalent experience. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. All lectures at 7pm. To register for Ice clinic, please download the appropriate application, fill it out and email it to email@example.com. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email with details on how to sign-up and make payment using the CMC state website. $40 1/5/2017 1/14/17 or 1/22/17 Winter Camping This clinic is geared toward those with minimal winter camping experience and topics will include tent camping, building snow structures such as kitchens, snow walls and emergency snow shelters. All Lectures at 7pm. TBD TBD TBD Questions? Email contacts: Advanced Mountaineering School Avalanche Schools Ice Climbing Clinic Ski Mountaineering School Telemark Clinic Tele/At Backcountry Ski Clinic Winter Camping Clinic