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Date Thursday  2/20/2020
Group Denver
Event Title QSS: Caltopo Classroom
Status Approved
Leader Cynthia Lehr
Member Price $10.00
Non-member Price $15.00
Leader Price Free
Available Participants Full- Join Waitlist
Type Education (everyone)


CalTopo Classroom with Jeff Benton

Location: Colorado Mountain Club, 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401 (Auditorium D)

Time/Date: Thursday 2/20/20, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Beer/Sparkling Water and Snacks for Early Arrivals: 6:00-6:25pm)

Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers, CMC Active* Trip Leaders: Free

Come hear CMC's own Jeff Benton demonstrate and explain CalTopo.  CalTopo is a free web based mapping and trip planning tool for the backcountry.  Jeff will show basic and more advanced CalTopo functions.  Did you know we can draw and measure routes, identify avalanche prone terrain, adjust contour lines and see your route profile with Caltopo?

Think Classroom: The first half of the evening will be devoted to Jeff introducing functions, then the second half will have participants create a map.  Bring your laptop and work along with Jeff, then create your own map with support from Jeff (and other geeky helpers.)

Jeff Benton is a CMC Trailblazer Technical Leader and instructor with Winter Camping, Technical Climbing School, Wilderness Survival School and has previously instructed with Alpine Scrambling School.  In addition, Jeff has explored and climbed throughout Colorado's peaks, couloirs and ridges. 

Come get your geek on and learn how to create your map through Caltopo.

*Active CMC Leaders have lead at least one trip/class within the last year and are upto date with credentials (WFA, etc..) 


For more info Contact

Quick Start Lecture Seminars are held at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th Street, Golden, CO, 80401)  Take the stairs to the upper level to the Baker Room (left at the top of the stairs.)

Come early for beverages and snacks and meet the speaker Jeff Benton.

Quick Start Seminars Coordinator: Cyndi Lehr

Other related CMC Schools:

  1. Quick Start Seminars 2020 Schedule
  2. Wilderness Trekking School
  3. Navigation 1
  4. Navigation 2



Quick Start Seminars: Overview

“Quick Starts” are a series of seminars that highlight topics about recreating in Colorado.  Quick Start Seminars (QSS) are targeted at new members to increase new member engagement.  Quick Start Seminars are great place to learn something new … or refresh something familiar. Quick Start Seminars are held at the American Mountaineering Center, local open spaces, or hosted by CMC outdoor community partners.  Generally, the lectures are one hour in length and designed to be a brief exposure to outdoor topics (not a full hands-on class.) Cost is $10 for CMC members / $15 for non-members with some topic free to CMC Leaders.

*Active CMC Leaders have lead at least one trip/class within the last year and are upto date with credentials (WFA, etc..) 



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