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Date Monday  3/1/2021
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG BMS - Wilderness Fundamentals
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader Glenn Barr
Group Price $35.00
NonGroup Price $45.00
Available Participants Standby
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)

Location

Pikes Peak Group (PPG) of the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) is centered around Colorado Springs
Classroom Session:  March 1st 6:00pm - 9:00pm ** Virtually via Zoom**
Field Session: March 6th 7:30-11:30am - Spruce Mountain Open Space - CMC COVID Protocols observed
     Website:
https://www.douglas.co.us/dcoutdoors/openspace-properties/spruce-mountain-open-space-and-trail/
     Trail Map: https://www.douglas.co.us/documents/spruce-mountain-open-space-trail.pdf/



For more info Contact

Instructor: Glenn Barr - gjb2000@gmail.com 
 

 



Details

Pikes Peak Group (PPG) Basic Mountaineering School (BMS) Wilderness Fundamentals (Wild Fun) Class

The Wilderness Fundamentals class is an introduction of important skills and back country knowledge to enable participants to independently plan and safely implement a day’s outing in the great outdoors - away from civilization and all it provides.

*** The classroom sessions is VIRTUAL via ZOOM - Pass Code to Register is "ColoradoSprings" (no spaces) ***

For CMC Members Only   Pre-Requisites: None

Cost: $35 for PPG Members / $45 for other members

Class lecture via ZOOM covers the fundamentals of choosing back country gear (the Ten Essentials), trip planning, nutrition, conditioning, Leave No Trace (LNT) conservation practices, mountain weather, safety, emergency planning protocol (what to do when things go wrong), and a case study of a recent, Colorado wilderness accident.

Mandatory Field Session explores the lecture concepts during an actual outing and gives students a change to further address any questions or concerns while meeting new hiking friends and sharing ideas about gear, snacks, and hiking spots.

This class is a pre-requisite for many of our other PPG courses and will provide participants with a copy of "MOUNTAINEERING: FREEDOM OF THE HILLS" that will be referenced in other courses!  Make sure you have this one under your belt.

Wilderness Fundamentals is part of the Pikes Peak Group's Basic Mountaineering School (BMS) located in Colorado Springs.  The program may be a pre-requisite for trips or other schools.  If you have any questions, please contact the instructor for this course. Each course stands alone, and is scheduled on the CMC.org calendar with a brief description, prerequisites, and applicable fees.

The PPG Basic Mountaineering School is comprised of two tracks, each with three courses:

- Wilderness Trekking Track: Wilderness Fundamentals, Land Navigation, Backpacking

- Alpine Mountaineering Track**: Alpine Snow, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing

** NOTE: You must complete the Wilderness Trekking Certificate sequence (3 classes) and an Avalanche Level I course to be eligible to graduate from the Alpine Mountaineering Track

CMC members are welcome to sign up for each course (as long as they meet the prerequisites) to learn, grow, and challenge themselves while exploring the great outdoors in different and unique ways.




Notes

WAITLIST. Class full?  Be sure to add your name to the waitlist -- last minute cancellations occur - and we want to keep the class full.
REFUND POLICY. Refunds are issued for cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the start of the classroom session. There is a $10.00 cancellation fee.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE CLASS START DATE OR FOR NO SHOWS ON DAY OF CLASS




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