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2014 Spring/Summer Boulder Mountaineering School

January 4, 2014

Boulder Mountaineering Schools (BMS) is a great opportunity, for volunteers and students alike, to fine tune skills, learn something new, and give back to the community. Let the 2014 sessions begin!

Sign up day is Tuesday, February 25th starting at 8am. I encourage prospective students to enroll as close to the time as possible as many classes are full by the end of the day!

To sign up for the courses, login to http://www.cmc.org. Click on Class Schedule. Click on Adult Education Members. Click on the course that you would like to sign up for and fill in the required fields. Note that the Authorization Code will be removed on Tuesday, 2/26, at 8am to allow the sign-ups to start. Click on rock lead school application .

    Classes and Dates

Hiking and Survival Essentials
3/4-Lecture 1
3/11-Lecture 2
3/18-Lecture 3
3/20-Lecture 4
3/22 or 3/23-Field Trip

Hiking Navigation
3/25-Lecture 1
4/1-Lecture 2
4/3-Lecture 3
4/5 or 4/6-Field Trip

Hiking Route and Trip Planning
4/8-Lecture
4/12-Field Trip

Basic Rock School
4/15-Lecture 1
4/22-Lecture 2 (Knot Night)
4/26 or 4/27-Field Trip 1
5/3 or 5/4-Field Trip 2
5/10 or 5/11-Field Trip 3

Basic Snow-TBD

Intermediate Snow-TBD

Rock Leading School
6/10-Lecture
6/14-Field Trip 1
6/21-Field Trip 2
6/28-Field Trip 3

Backpacking School
6/24-Lecture
7/11-7/13-Field Trip 1

Top Roping Clinic-TBD

Sport Leading Clinic
7/29-Lecture
8/2-Field Trip

The course schedule may be found online at www.cmcboulder.org/bms/springSchedule.html. This site is being updated, so be sure to check the dates with the school director, or refer to the dates in this article.

    Volunteer to Teach: Snow Schools or Top Rope Clinic

The spring/summer session of the Boulder Mountaineering School is looking for instruc­tors to help teach Snow Schools and Top Roping Clinic. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact school directors at snow@cmcboulder.org or trc@cmcboulder.org.

Instructors and current volunteers, your time and efforts are much appreciated! Are you thinking about volunteering? For more information or to volunteer, contact the school directors directly:
Hiking Schools: Bob Matthias, bhs@cmcboulder.org; Basic Rock School: Rick Casey, brs@cmcboulder.org; Snow Schools: Jim Leffingwell, snow@cmcboulder.org; BMS Co-Chair for Rock Leading School, rls@cmcboulder.org; Chris Klotz for Top Roping Clinic, trc@cmcboulder.org; Ron Olsen for Sport Leading Clinic, slc@cmcboulder.org.

Tribute to Stanley Boucher, 1927-2013

November 5, 2013

Picture of Stanley Boucher
Photo and Blog Courtesy: Rick Casey
Obituary Courtesy: Virginia Boucher

Stanley Boucher passed away on September 30, 2013. He was born to a Colorado College physics professor and his wife, Paul and Edythe Boucher, in Colorado Springs on October 19, 1927.

He graduated from Colorado Springs High School and went on to Colorado College in Colorado Springs where he majored in English and history, graduating with honors in 1949. Drafted into the army during the Korean conflict, he worked as a social work technician in an experimental psychiatric unit serving all of the Eighth Army located north of Seoul, Korea. Following discharge, he earned a Master of Social Work degree from the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, 1957.

His career as a psychiatric social worker covered years with the Mental Health Division of the Colorado Dept. of Public Health, later time with the Colorado Dept. of Institutions, and finally as the Director of Mental Health Continuing Education for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, a 13-state organization based in Boulder.

He maintained a lifelong interest in mountains, especially those in Colorado. He was a life member of both the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Alpine Club. He frequently led hiking, climbing, and cross-country trips for the Boulder Group of the Colorado Mountain Club. He is remembered for giving the annual safety lecture for the mountaineering school and serving a term as President of the Boulder Group. He wrote an unpublished mountaineering book in his twenties, when not many had taken to the mountains or knew what they were doing. He composed poems throughout his life. A compilation of his poems will soon be printed.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia; his son, Eric; his younger brother, Gary, and his older brother Wesley. He was predeceased by his daughter, Julie and her husband, Clive Baillie who died in a mountaineering accident on Mount Toll in 1996.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at the Chautauqua Community House at 2pm.

Please mail memorial contributions to the American Alpine Club, 710 10th Street, Suite 100, Golden, CO, 80401, attention Stanley Boucher Memorial Fund. Contributions will support the digitization and online accessibility of Stanley’s unpublished manuscript, The World at Our Feet, via the American Alpine Club Library’s website.

Volunteers Needed for 2013 Spring/Summer BMS Session

January 3, 2013

The spring/summer session of the Boulder Mountaineering School (BMS) is looking for instruc­tors to help teach our courses.

This spring, we’ll offer the following:
Hiking and Survival Essentials
Hiking Navigation
Hiking Route and Trip Planning
Basic Rock School
Basic Snow
Intermediate Snow
Rock Leading School
Backpacking School
Top Roping Clinic
Sport Leading Clinic

The school directors will be contacting past instructors, but feel free to contact them first.

The course schedule may be found online at www.cmcboulder.org/bms/springSchedule.html.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the school directors directly.

Hiking Schools: Bob Matthias, bhs@cmcboulder.org; Basic Rock School: Rick Casey, brs@cmcboulder.org; Snow Schools: Jim Leffingwell, snow@cmcboulder.org; BMS Co-Chair for Rock Leading School, rls@cmcboulder.org; Chris Klotz for Top Roping Clinic, trc@cmcboulder.org; Ron Olsen for Sport Leading Clinic, slc@cmcboulder.org.

Instructors, your time and efforts are much appreciated!

The New 2013 Spring/Summer/Fall BMS Schedule has been Set!

December 4, 2012

We have set the schedule for the 2013 spring/summer/fall BMS courses. There will be NO Orientation Night prior to sign-up for these courses in 2013.

SIGN-UPS FOR THE SPRING/SUMMER COURSES start on Tuesday, February 26 at 8am at http://www.cmc.org.
The spring/summer courses include:
Hiking and Survival Essentials ($30, starts 3/5)
Hiking Navigation ($30, starts 3/26)
Hiking Route and Trip Planning ($20, starts 4/9)
Basic Rock School ($115, starts 4/16)
Basic Snow ($30, starts 5/14)
Intermediate Snow ($50, starts 6/29)
Rock Leading School ($110, starts 6/4)
Backpacking School ($60, starts 6/25)
Top Roping Clinic ($50, starts 7/16)
Sport Leading Clinic ($65, starts 7/30)

For the course details and the spring/summer schedule, click on Spring Schedule.

SIGN-UPS FOR THE FALL COURSES start on Tuesday, August 6 at 8 am at http://www.cmc.org.
The fall courses include:
Hiking and Survival Essentials ($30, starts 8/13)
Hiking Navigation ($30, starts 9/5)
Hiking Route and Trip Planning ($20, starts 9/17)
Basic Rock School ($115, starts 9/24)
GPS Navigation ($30, starts 10/15).

For the course details and the fall schedule, click onFall Schedule.

Please contact the BMS Co-Chair, Brenda Leach, at bms@cmcboulder.org if you have questions.

New Rock Climbing Clinics – Fall 2012

August 3, 2012

Introducing 2 New Climbing Clinics this Fall

The Boulder Group is pleased to announce that we’re offering 2 new climbing clinics this fall! The Top Roping Clinic and Sport Leading Clinics will provide a good transition for recent BRS grads into more safe climbing adventures and leading opportunities.

Chris Klotz is the Director of the Top Roping Clinic while Ron Olsen is the Director of the Sport Leading Clinic. Kudos to Chris, Ron, and the multitude of Instructors & Assistant Instructors in taking their time to provide such wonderful opportunities for Boulder CMC climbers! You Rock!

For more information, see Top Roping and Sport Leading. See Fall Schedule for all of the lecture and field trip dates and the sign-up procedure!