• College News
  • Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers

    CMC Leadville student Skyler Winter at the summit of Mount Yale

    Know Before You Go: Climbing Colorado 14ers Climbing a 14er has become a right of passage for many intermediate and experienced Colorado hikers. The feeling of accomplishment when you’ve reached the summit after hiking uphill for many miles is an incredible reward. With that reward comes plenty of risks that should be considered before embarking […]

  • College News
  • High Rockies Adventure Club Meets September 9

    The High Rockies Adventure Club gears up for a semester of outdoor experiences and excursions The High Rockies Adventure Club (HRAC) is a student-led group dedicated to building a community of conscientious outdoor leaders while developing an inclusive culture of outdoor recreation. The club plans and participates in school-sponsored excursions, like mountain bike rides, rock […]

  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing Leadership

    Colorado Mountain College outdoor students during the 2019 Rock Climbing Leadership course.

    CMC Rock Climbing Leadership Students will Explore Local Crags this Fall In a few weeks, Colorado Mountain College Leadville students enrolled in the Rock Climbing Leadership course will embark on a ten-day climbing adventure. The small group of dedicated recreationists will learn beginner and intermediate rock climbing techniques, practicing rappelling, knot-tying, rescues, and belaying, among […]

  • Alumni
  • Throttling Through a Commencement Curveball

    Throttling Through a Commencement Curveball How one CMC graduate celebrated her academic accomplishments mid-pandemic and her outlook on the outdoor job market Graduating college is an incredible accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. Though the pandemic had other plans for the class of 2020, Colorado Mountain College Leadville graduates like Kesley White found alternative ways […]

  • Leadville Community
  • Gear Room Expo: A Symposium of Backcountry Skills on Dec. 6

    Mountain orientation student in the collegiate peaks backcountry

    Colorado Mountain College Leadville’s outdoor program is hosting a backcountry skills clinic on December 6, 2019 from 1-4pm. The Gear Room Expo: A Symposium of Backcountry Skills will include demonstrations and skill-building workshops based around backcountry gear and cooking. Specific activities include stove repair, backcountry brownies & orange cakes, kayak fitting, a guided snowshoe hike, […]

  • Outdoor Education
  • Dipping Her Toes into a Professional Guiding Career

    Dipping Her Toes into a Professional Guiding Career How one Colorado Mountain College outdoor student landed her first job in the outdoor industry before graduating One year ago Leah Elkins completed Kayak Touring Leadership, her first water-based outdoor field course at Colorado Mountain College Leadville. It was through this experience that the Outdoor Recreation Leadership […]