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Colorado Mountain Club Kicks off Winter with the 20th Annual Backcountry Bash
Backcountry Ski Pro Donny Roth to Host CMC's Largest Winter Event of the Year
Hosted by pro backcountry skier Donny Roth, the Bash will raise money and awareness for the CMC’s Backcountry Snowsports Initiative program, which advocates for preservation of winter backcountry areas for quiet human-powered use. Last year, a sold-out crowd of more than 350 outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists attended the event, raising over $24,000 for the cause.
This year, the Backcountry Bash will feature a great lineup of festival-cut films from the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Fest. The films include a 30-minute version of Further from Teton Gravity Research, where Jeremy Jones and friends return to push the limits of their mountain experience further; and Skiing the Void, Sweetgrass Productions’
A tremendous array of sponsors has already committed to making the event a success. Avery Brewing Company continues as the official provider of free beer; Chipotle Mexican Grill will provide a delicious taco bar; and a host of leading outdoor companies will supply an impressive selection of gear, clothing, skis, snowshoes, hut trips and more to the silent and live auctions.
Among the list of auction items are: K2 Telemark skis; Tenth Mountain Division Hut stays; ski and snowboard gear by Voile; ski gear by Dynafit; Telemark boots by Scarpa; skis from La Sportiva; festival tickets from Planet Bluegrass; a 3-night hut stay at Vagabond Ranch huts; ski tickets from Aspen Skiing Company; a paragliding flight experience; a 2-day photography workshop with John Fielder; a weekend of backcountry skiing with backcountry ski pro Donny Roth; a mountain mike trip for two on the White Rim of Canyonlands National Park; a framed 14er summit panorama by Glenn Randall Photography;
The American Mountaineering Center, home of the CMC, is located at 710 10th Street in Golden, Colorado. Tickets are $35 online at www.cmc.org/
Donny Roth is available for interviews October 31, November 1, and November 2. To schedule an interview with Donny Roth, please contact Rachel Scott. To learn more about Donny Roth, download images and video, or media feed updates visit www.independent-
For more information about the event schedule or to purchase tickets, please visit www.cmc.org/
About the Colorado Mountain Club (www.cmc.org)
The Colorado Mountain Club is the premier outdoor conservation, education, and recreation organization in Colorado. Founded in 1912, CMC reaches an annual constituency of over 40,000 citizens, including 7,000 members and 5,000 youth, providing a comprehensive and diverse range of programs and activities. Programs revolve around education, conservation, science, history, policy, recreation, arts and culture. The CMC offers a wide range of opportunities for the public to explore, observe, and learn about the Southern Rockies, while simultaneously leading efforts to protect the species, habitats, and wildness of our public lands. The CMC publishes a quarterly magazine, Trail & Timberline, and operates a press with more than 20 current titles. No other organization in the Intermountain West has such a strong or broad-based approach connecting people to our Colorado landscape.