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Weekly Outdoor Clinic Calendar – April 26 – 29, 2004

CAP students are expected to broaden their outdoor knowledge and skill base by tapping into the rich educational resources in their community. In order to accomplish this goal, students will take advantage of the outdoor skills clinics, workshops, and slide shows offered by outdoor retail stores in the Colorado Front Range. Below are some of the hot events going in the community this week:

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 – Introduction to Climbing and Belaying. Join the professionals at The Spot Bouldering Gym for a hands on evening of belaying and climbing. We’ll cover knots, harnesses, belay skills, climbing commands and get a chance to climb on top rope. The Spot, Boulder, 7:00pm, $10.00

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 – Traveling Light. You’ll learn about baggage, clothing, personal-care items, footwear, and travel accessories that will help make your travel more pleasant. REI, Boulder, 7:00pm, Free!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 – Triathalon Basics for Women. Gale Bernhardt – Triathlon Team Coach for the 2004 Olympic Games will discuss what it takes to successfully complete a sprint or Olympic distance triathlon and highlight the excitement of the one of North America’s fastest growing sports. She will discuss her experiences coaching and preparing for the first triathlon. Gale will be available for your questions and for book signings following the presentation. Outdoor Divas, Boulder, 7:00pm, Free!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 – Touching the Void. In Touching The Void, filmmaker Kevin Macdonald tells the story of two adventurous young mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who set off to climb the treacherous west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. The film uses contemporary interviews with the two men, and a reenactment of their climb and descent. Boulder Theater, Boulder, 7:00pm and 9:30pm, $6.00.

Thursday, April 29, 2004 – Splitters. An ALPINE ROCKUMENTARY featuring rock climbing in Pakistan, Patagonia, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories with Jonny Copp, Mike Pennings, Josh Wharton, Brooke Andrews, Dylan Taylor and Timmy O’Neill. Take a ride into the most remote and steep mountain ranges on the planet to scale uncharted walls, spires and peaks. This film, shot over the course of three years, brings to life the fabled mountains that we, as climbers, spend our lives trying to grasp. Climb to the summits of Shipton Spire, the Lotus Flower Tower, Cerro Poincenot, and other soaring massifs with a crew of climbers who thrive on the idea that “less (gear and equipment) is more”. Boulder Theater, Boulder 7:30pm, $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.

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