Intro to Hiking Safety presented by Colorado Mountain Club

  • Presented By: Western Slope Group Colorado Mountain Club
  • Dates: May 20, 2023
  • Location: Montrose Field House Summit Room
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Price: $7 CMC members, $12 public
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Topics will include

Safety Concerns:
- Mountain weather, 
- lightning, 
- avalanche, 
- animal encounters, 
- getting lost (or staying found), 
- cold weather gear, 
- staying warm, 
- hypothermia, 
- and what to do if you get stranded overnight. 

Tools and Kits: 
- how to prepare, 
- what you need in your pack, 
- how to respond to safety challenges, 
- trip planning, 
- 10 Essentials to carry in your pack. 
- Basic Navigation: how to stay found.

- layering, 
-rain gear, 
-sun protection, 
- trail nutrition and hydration.

Trail Sense: 
- registers, 
-noting location, 
-reading trail markers, 
-trail etiquette, 
and what you need to know about Search and Rescue support.