Enrollment is open to all CMC members (only) with ANY level of backcountry experience or hiking classification.
The overnight training is not a “sink-or-swim” field trip, and we will not be surviving off of roots, berries, wild mushrooms or killing and eating bugs/wildlife. The goal is to learn from a simulated survival situation and to practice skills with the equipment we should normally carry in our daypacks.
Our dedicated team of instructors have all been instructing in WSS annually for many years, as well as teaching in numerous other CMC schools and other outdoor courses. They have many dozens of years of experience/training in survival, rescue and related outdoor/mountaineering fields.
Planned dates for 2023 session areas follows. LECTURE SESSIONS: Mondays, May 8th, 15th & 22nd from 7 to 9:30 pm at the American Mountaineering Center. The overnight field session will be Saturday June 10th with a return to town Sunday morning.
Tuition is $79.00. A textbook and some supplies will be provided.
The Wilderness Survival School (WSS) does not overlap with scheduled dates for the Wilderness Trekking School (WTS) for those desiring to enroll in both Spring schools.
For enrollment, please go to the main CMC Schools page for WSS link to register: Colorado Wilderness Survival Course – Colorado Mountain Club (cmc.org)
For more information, contact the WSS Director:
John Lindner at 303-431-7575 or at firstname.lastname@example.org