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Important Community Update

 

We previously shared with you the news that the Colorado Mountain Club and several of our employees were among victims of a criminal predator, who was arrested earlier this year and is facing multiple charges of placing hidden cameras in our office and throughout the Denver Metro area and violating individual privacy. We are appalled and angered by this terrible violation and its impact on our team, and we continue to work with authorities to support the case against him. We have been told by authorities conducting the investigation that all victims at CMC have been notified.

The perpetrator, now charged with several criminal offenses, is a former employee who was terminated in November 2019 after our investigation substantiated a complaint of bullying and harassment against a co-worker. At that time, there were no indications that any criminal behavior had taken place or that there were any safety concerns from our staff. It was not until January 2021 that we were alerted by police of suspected criminal activity involving hidden devices and privacy violations in our workplace. 

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, and members is always our foremost priority. We immediately shared the information with staff and CMC members and quickly began our own assessment and action plan to support and protect our team.   

 

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Statement Against Racism & Hate

in the Outdoors

 

Statement Against Racism and Hate in the Outdoors

 

Colorado Mountain Club explicitly condemns racism, hate, and all systems and behavior that erode the safety of the Black Community, Indigenous Peoples, and other Communities of Color.

Incidences of hate and racism in the outdoors are not isolated to Ahmaud Arbery running in Georgia or Christian Cooper birding in New York City’s Central Park. All over the country––including right here in Colorado––people of color disproportionately face suspicion, unprovoked confrontations, and other dangers in the outdoors solely because of the color of their skin.

We must educate ourselves & our community, and work to ensure that the Black Community, Indigenous Community, & other Communities of Color have equitable access to, and feel safe and welcome recreating in Colorado's outdoors.

 

About Us

 

Connecting Coloradans to the outdoors since 1912 through outdoor recreation, conservation, and education!

The Colorado Mountain Club has been successful in helping to re-open the DeCaLibron Loop Trail which includes three 14ers: Democrat, Cameron, and Lincoln. We ask that everyone continue to honor the private landowners' wishes by staying on the designated trail and obeying all signage. You can learn about the issue on our blog at; https://blog.cmc.org/the-peaks-are-open/

 

The American Mountaineering Center (AMC), where the CMC is located, remains open for small events, classes, and other activities. However, room capacities are currently at 50% and the AMC is requiring that masks be worn in all public spaces and common areas.

 

Walk in Hours:
Tues - Thu, 10am-6pm
 
Email and Phone availability:
Mon - Thu, 10am-6pm,
Fri, 10 am - 3 pm:
 
office@cmc.org
303-279-3080 x 1
 
 

 

 

UPCOMING TRIPS, COURSES & EVENTS

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021:

Technical Climbing Schools (TCS) Orientation 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021:

Shanahan Mesa Fern Canyon Loop

Thursday, October 28, 2021:

An Evening with Gary Neptune: Eckart Roder Education Fund Annual Dinner

Sunday, October 31, 2021:

Halloween Hike to Coffin Mountain 9,310'

Tuesday, November 2, 2021:

Pulk (winter sled) building clinic

Wednesday, November 3, 2021:

Bridging Worlds: A Sherpa's Story Slide Presentation and Book Signing

Friday, November 5, 2021:

Picketwire Canyon dinosaur tracks & petroglyphs

Saturday, November 6, 2021:

Author Jon Waterman Virtual Presentation - Northern Colorado

Tuesday, November 9, 2021:

Campsite Cooking with Wild Eats author Nick Cote

Saturday, November 13, 2021: 

New Member Hike: Apex Trail

Tuesday, November 16, 2021:

TCS Basic Climbing Equivalency Waiver

New and Prospective Member Orientation

Thursday, November 18, 2021:

TCS Basic Climbing

Saturday, November 20, 2021:

Bear Peak + South Boulder Peak 

Sunday, November 21, 2021:

New Member Hike: Apex Trail

Thursday, November 25, 2021:

Herman Lake

Rolling Registration:

Day Hiker School

Nav1: Virtual Course

Nav2: Virtual Course

 

CMC Online Tips & Tricks Series

 

How to Read a Topographic Map

How to Deconstruct a Campfire Ring - CMC Pocket Stewardship

Prepping Your Next Adventure 

Mountain Fitness: 5 - minute Abs

Hiking Layers Day & Alpine

Beginner DSLR (Digital Camera) Tutorial 

Mountaineering Pack Contents - What I Carry In My Pack

 

 

COVID-19 & CMC Programming

 

Protocols Updated -

August 9, 2021

 

COVID-19 and CMC Programming

 

See updates on Colorado Mountain Club programming as it adjusts to new state & local orders as directed by governement officials and public health departments.
 
We also have protocols for trip leaders, school directors, and school instructors as we begin to think about offering trips, courses, and gatherings again. 
 

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