This course is designed to teach club
members the necessary skills to safely hike in the mountains of Colorado
and participate in the club sponsored hiking trips.
This course is typically taught early in
February or March and involves multiple evening lectures and possibly
field trips. However the class is not offered every year.
If you are interested in taking this course
please contact David for more details and to be placed on the interested members list.
2013 Mountain Hiking School
Are you new to mountain hiking and want to hit the trails in the new year? Are you an experienced backcountry traveler who wants to gain mountaineering knowledge and improve skills?
Plan to join the 2013 edition of the Fort Collins CMC Mountain Hiking School.
We will meet in four interactive classroom sessions, practice skills learned on four field trips, and utilize the gamut on graduation peak day.
Topics include dry land travel (gear, weather, knots, scree, and talus), navigation with map and compass, emergency survival, and snow travel.
Experienced volunteer instructors will help you learn and practice techniques in an open group environment.
Sessions begin in early February with completion in June. You must be a CMC member to participate: Membership info. You may participate in a specific class and the related field trip if you are not seeking knowledge in the other areas, if space allows. Experience in CMC hikes required for participation in field trips.
Contact David Wasson at email@example.com or call 970.217.9068 (evenings between 6 and 9PM or on weekends) to enroll or ask questions.
Introduction to Mountain Hiking (equipment and more) - Feb 5; field trip Feb. 9.
Map and Compass Navigation - Mar 5; Field trip Mar 9.
Snow Day / Intro to Ice Axe - Apr 9;Field Trip Apr 13
Wilderness Survial - May 14; Field trip Apr 19
Graduation Hike - TBD
Be safe and leave no trace!