Thursday, December 9, 2010

If you missed Howard Snyder's recap of McKinley, watch him here....

The Boulder CMC Group's 2010 Annual Dinner was an outstanding success, partly because of the attraction of keynote speaker, Howard Snyder, who led the 1967 Colorado McKinley Expedition.  The expedition, one of the most controversial in North American mountaineering history, was chronicled in the 2007 book Forever on the Mountain, and in Howard’s 1973 book, The Hall of the Mountain King. It was very poignant hearing Snyder credit CMC with giving him the skills he needed to learn mountaineering and likely to have helped save his team's lives, despite the loss of other lives on that fateful expedition. If you missed Snyder, check out the short clip below.

Howard Snyder, autographing his book, The Hall of the Mountain King (photo by Janine Fugere)

Howard Snyder showing a painting of his teammate, Paul Schlichter, setting off a flare at the Summit of McKinley  (photo by Jim Groh)

For more activities open to all members, join the Boulder Group at these next two events!

Boulder Group Holiday Party, 12/12, 6pm:  Every year the Boulder Group has a Holiday Party open to all members, which follows the 5:30pm December 12th Council meeting. The party starts at 6pm. Consider yourself invited! (RSVP not necessary) The traditional Holiday Party will be held in the BCMC Clubroom, The format will be potluck, BYOB and strictly informal. It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your Council and State Board members, get familiar with them and ask any questions you might have.

Movie Night – Cliffhanger, 12/14, 7-9pm:  Come watch possibly the most ridiculous climbing film ever made! Sylvester Stallone stars as a daring climber/ranger, with truly dramatic scenery from the Italian Dolomites to the Rockies!   Rated R, released in 1993, we'll have fun pointing out all the technical errors in the outlandish climbing stunts.   No registration necessary; just come to the Clubroom. BYOB. Socializing 6:45-7pm.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Make your gift to the CMC go further today, on Colorado Gives Day

Today is Colorado Gives Day! Community First Foundation, a Denver-based organization, is partnering with nonprofits across Colorado, including the Colorado Mountain Club, to increase funding for the important work that we all do. The initiative is called Colorado Gives Day and is taking place during a 24-hour period TODAY. Donations will be accepted through, a site created by the Foundation, with an ambitious goal of raising $1 million in one day for Colorado non-profits. The CMC receives 100% of their donations received through  because the Foundation covers credit card and processing fees. Furthermore, a special incentive fund has been created to increase the value of donations received on Colorado Gives Day, so each and every dollar that is raised for the CMC results in an incentive gift from the Foundation and its partners. This is a great way to make your contribution go further. Thank you for your support of the Colorado Mountain Club!

 FOUR Easy Steps to Support the CMC through Colorado Gives Day

  1. Visit
  2. In the Key Words or Charity Name section, type Colorado Mountain Club
  3. Click the Donate Now button and select your donation amount
  4. Click Add to Cart and proceed to checkout with your donation