• College News
  • Peak Perspectives; Mountain Orientation

    Leadville Mountain Orientation A narrative by Aspen Gau, a Leadville student in the Outdoor program at Colorado Mountain College. Students in the Mountain Orientation class explored the Mount Harvard Wilderness area in early October. Mountain Orientation, affectionately called “Mountain O”, was Aspen’s first outdoor orientation course. The course is a concentrated field experience in the […]

  • Advice
  • Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career

    Beyond Technical; The Human Aspect of an Outdoor Career Graduate Feature, Brett Menter Since graduating in 2014 with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Brett Menter has found himself leading heli-ski trips in Alaska, guiding ice climbing trips on glaciers, coordinating outdoor activities for disabled children and more recently, instructing outdoor orientation classes at Colorado Mountain […]

  • College News
  • Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town

     Leadville Named Top Colorado Adventure Town Our secret is out. Leadville was named the best [mid-sized] Colorado Adventure Town in the November issue of Elevation Outdoors Magazine.  This past fall Elevation Outdoors divided 48 of their favorite active Colorado communities into 3 categories; small, mid-sized, and large adventure towns. They asked readers to participate by voting for […]

  • Alumni
  • Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak

    Outdoor Alumni Summit Alaskan Peak Earlier this spring, three ambitious Colorado Mountain College Leadville alumni embarked on a fundraising expedition to the Alaskan Range, with the Boulder Mountain Institute. Ryan Edwards, Eric Crosby, and Michael Elges, graduates of the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, are successfully employed in the outdoor industry. They have been climbing together […]

  • Advice
  • ORL Alumni to Embark on Alaskan Expedition

    ORL Alumni to Embark on Alaskan Expedition by Lauren Swanson, Social Media Coordinator &  Ryan Edwards, Adjunct Field Instructor Three Outdoor Recreation Leadership grads rally to raise awareness for Paradox Sports, by embarking on an Alaskan Expedition. Three Colorado Mountain College Leadville alumni are participating in a fundraising expedition to the Alaskan Range with the Boulder […]

  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership
  • Outdoor Recreation Leadership Map – Go Places.

    The Outdoor Recreation Leadership Map Where will you go?   “Oh the places you will go” is more than an inspirational Dr. Seuss book. At Colorado Mountain College in Leadville the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program can literally take you places. Outdoor Recreation Leadership is a 2 year outdoor education program that teaches students the wilderness skills necessary […]