Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Backcountry Ski Touring School – Denver Group

Come join us this January and learn to cross-country ski and prepare for the backcountry. This beginning and intermediate class is open to all CMC members.  There will be one evening lecture in December and three field days in January.  Cost is $95 for new students and $80 for students returning to BSTS from the last three years.  See bsts.cmcschools.org to sign-up and for more information.  

Here's what some students had to say about the course:

"The course flow was well designed and suited to gradual skill development."

"The instructors and the course were great. I had so much fun and learned so much."

"I loved Craig! He was patient and helpful, and had a lot of good tips. I really enjoyed the various exercises he gave us to fine tune our skills."

"I thought the instructors were amazing - enthusiastic, fun, very diligent about handling the logistics of the trips and the communication to students. They did a good job mixing techniques of teaching - demonstrating, talking through it, physically placing us in the right positions and giving us individual feedback and encouragement. They also instructed with a good sense of humor and empathy and patience. The time they gave is very much appreciated!"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fatality on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park

The CMC is deeply saddened to learn the death of our friend and member Jim Patrick on Saturday morning while climbing on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Please read below for more details.