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CMC Peak Crushers

Post by ekalina » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:52 pm

Figured the below might be of interest to some here:

"In cooperation with several board members interested in the art of light and fast movement in the mountains, the Colorado Mountain Club is piloting a new Denver-area program titled Peak Crushers. This program is aimed at competent runner-scramblers wishing to improve their speed and efficiency in higher altitudes and on ridges.

The pilot program is open to the first 8 women and first 8 men who apply and meet the minimum fitness and competency qualifications. The program runs April – September and requires that you commit to attending all sessions (dates below).

Pilot program participants should:

be able to run 5 miles on rough trail with an minimum average pace of 12-minute miles,
be extremely comfortable with 3rd and 4th class terrain un-roped, and
be familiar with a comfortable with lightweight gear in the mountain environment.

E-mail Keegan Young directly at keeganyoung@cmc.org if you wish to participate.


Peak Crusher Session Details (you must be able to attend all sessions to join the program):

Tuesday, April 20 at 5PM: Kickoff Meeting, Exercise Lecture, Run, and Benchmark Setting
North Table Loop

Tuesday, May 4 at 5PM: Mountain Navigation Refresher Lecture
Online Lecture

Tuesday, May 18 at 5PM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting
Mount Morrison

Tuesday, June 1 at 5PM: Mountain Weather Refresher
Online Lecture

Tuesday, June 15 at 5PM: Group Run, Exercise Review, and Benchmark Progression
North Table Loop

Tuesday, June 29 at 5PM: Gear Lecture
Online Lecture or AMC Lawn

Tuesday, June 29 at 5PM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression
Mount Morrison

Saturday July 10 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting
Mount Bierstadt

Saturday, July 24 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting
Mt Evans, Sawtooth Ridge

Saturday, August 7 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Setting
Torrey’s Peak, Kelso Ridge

Saturday, August 21 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression
Mount Bierstadt

Saturday, Sept 4 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression
Mt Evans, Sawtooth Ridge

Saturday, Sept 18 at 5AM: Group Run and Benchmark Progression
Torrey’s Peak, Kelso Ridge

Tuesday, Sept 21 at 5PM: Group Scramble and Season Finale Celebration
Second Flatiron, Southern Sun"

Link: https://blog.cmc.org/peak-crushers-pilot-program/
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Post by jakethesnake_630 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:36 am

Thanks for sharing! I applied!
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Post by jbealer » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:26 pm

sounds fun but im no runner. I will keep with my plans of Leading High Peaks trips where we just plan to move as fast as we can but not run.

Good luck on the new program!
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Post by Monster5 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 pm

Ha - "mountain running" is a bit of a misnomer for all but the top 3% of mountain athletes. Fast hike the steeper grades and run the flats and downs.

Don't be fooled by the objectives either. The guys running this program are legit and training people for harder objectives outside the course - Jason Antin and Jesse Mattner. A few more local sorts, including myself, will be helping out with some runs.
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Re: CMC Peak Crushers

Post by Alpine Guy » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm

This sounds perfect for the Captn.
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Post by d_baker » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:31 pm

Alpine Guy wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm
This sounds perfect for the Captn.
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Post by Ptglhs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:41 pm

Privileged inflexible crap where they assume the people don't actually have to work on the weekends. Frustrating as all hell to constantly feel excluded because people never want to schedule anything during the day during the week. We get it, most people in the middle class don't work on weekends. Trouble is, a lot of people who climb mountains aren't in the middle class.
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Post by justiner » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:45 pm

Monster5 wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:37 pm
A few more local sorts, including myself, will be helping out with some runs.
I'm bringing water balloons to throw when y'all are on Freeway! :lol:
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Re: CMC Peak Crushers

Post by Trotter » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 pm

Ptglhs wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:41 pm
Privileged inflexible crap where they assume the people don't actually have to work on the weekends. Frustrating as all hell to constantly feel excluded because people never want to schedule anything during the day during the week. We get it, most people in the middle class don't work on weekends. Trouble is, a lot of people who climb mountains aren't in the middle class.
Yeah I think their goal with this program was class warfare :roll:
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Post by cougar » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:05 pm

d_baker wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:31 pm
Alpine Guy wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:54 pm
This sounds perfect for the Captn.
Who's that?
Suburbia? 😉
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Re: CMC Peak Crushers

Post by Ptglhs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:32 pm

Trotter wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:37 pm
Yeah I think their goal with this program was class warfare :roll:
Of course it's not their goal. The point is they didn't think of people who aren't like them, and people who want to be part of the group but can't because of work schedules get frustrated because we're always excluded. Our options are: take off work without pay and go, or miss out. Rather than take a reductio ad absurdum approach you could acknowledge all of the people who wouldn't be able to attend hikes which are only on Saturdays. *eyeroll*
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Re: CMC Peak Crushers

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:41 pm

I’d rather do these routes on a weekday by myself any day of the week.
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