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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.

 

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

The Peaks are Open! The CMC has been working with private landowners to re-open the DeCaLiBron Loop Trail which includes three 14ers: Mt Democrat, Cameron and Lincoln. After CMC installed signs (in early August), the landowner gave the thumbs up to allow public access on the trail. Please note: users MUST stay on the designated trail and the summit of Mt. Bross remains closed due to fractional ownership. We appreciate the support we’ve gotten from the trails community in respecting the closure earlier this season and we are grateful for the landowners who have spent a vast amount of time and financial resources to allow public access. For more background about the issue and CMC’s role in the project, visit; https://blog.cmc.org/the-peaks-are-open/

 

The American Mountaineering Center, where the CMC, remains open for small events, classes, and other activities. However, they're requiring that masks be worn in all public spaces and common areas.

 

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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, ONLINE COURSES & EVENTS

 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021:

Backcountry Incident Management Seminar

Wednesday, September 15, 2021:

Pikes Peak Intro to Technical Canyoneering

Saturday, September 18, 2021:

Hybrid Wilderness First Aid (H-WFA)

Sunday, September 19, 2021:

La Plata

Monday, September 20, 2021:

PPG BMS - Wilderness Fundamentals

Wednesday, September 22, 2021:

Pikes Peak Intro to Desert Hiking and Canyoneering

Friday, September 24, 2021:

BPX Backpack Sandbeach Lake Fly Fish & Hike Trip* 3 Day Out

Saturday, September 25, 2021: 

PPG ARCPro Introduction to Self-Rescue Class

Membership Appreciation Weekend

Tuesday, September 28, 2021:

Ascending Hikes: Abyss Lake: Diff C

Saturday, October 2, 2021:

Ascending Hikes: Mt Sherman 14'er

Beaver Creek Wilderness Study Area Dogs are welcome!

Fort Collins 2-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

Sunday, October 3, 2021:

Apex Hike

Thursday, October 7, 2021:

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) w/ CPR/AED in Colorado Springs

Saturday, October 9, 2021:

New Member Hike: Apex Trail

Tuesday, October 12, 2021:

Virtual New and Prospective Member Orientation

Thursday, October 14, 2021:

Walker Ranch Loop

Saturday, October 16, 2021:

Monument headwaters: rocks and fall colors

Monday, October 18, 2021:

PPG Trip Leader School

Wednesday, October 20, 2021:

CPR/AED Denver Group

Rolling Registration:

Day Hiker School

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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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