Monday, September 17, 2012

2012 High Altitude Mountaineering School (HAMS) Seminars

High Altitude Mountaineering Section of the CMC (HAMS) is hosting a series of seminars this Fall and Winter. World class climbers and other experts in their fields will present lectures on such topics as organizing expeditions, equipment, fitness, nutrition, group dynamics and high altitude medicine.

2012 HAMS Seminars

Ever wonder what it takes to climb high glaciated peaks? What would be a good peak to start with? Where do you begin in planning expeditions? For the answers to these questions, and more, come to the HAMS Seminars this fall.

This exciting program is designed for individuals who would like to do some armchair exploration of climbing big peaks, to the mountaineer who would like to increase their knowledge to challenge themselves on peaks 15,000 ft or higher.

You can attend one lecture or the entire series.  All of our lectures are presented by experienced mountaineers. There are no per-requisites and all are welcome.

As a reminder, attendance at the entire series is a prerequisite for the HAMS School.

Cost is $30 for the series or $7 for individual sessions at the door.


($7/individual class)

All sessions are from 6:30pm-9:00pm.  Below are the dates and topics that to be covered:

OCTOBER 1ST (Conference Rooms A & B)
-Introduction to the HAMS program.
-Packing for Mt. Rainier.
-Slide show.

OCTOBER 8TH (Conference Rooms A & B)
-Full evening focusing on health concerns at altitude (altitude sickness, hypothermia, frostbite).  Presented by Dr. Skee Glatterer.

OCTOBER 15TH (Conference Rooms A & B)
-Climbing Performance:  training, nutrition and recovery.  Presented by Iñigo San Millán, PhD, the Excercise Physiology Lab Director at CU.

OCTOBER 22ND (Conference Rooms A & B)
-Planning an expedition.
-Guided vs. self-supported expeditions.
-Denali slide show.

OCTOBER 29TH (Conference Rooms A & B)
-Expert panel discussion on team dynamics.
-Slide show on 8,000 meter peaks.

NOVEMBER 6TH (Conference Rooms A & B)
-What to expect from and preparation for the HAMS School.
-Introduction to Peaks slide show.

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