The Chicago Mountaineering Club was founded in 1940 and has a mission is to promote interest in the sport and craft of mountaineering, foster fellowship among climbers of the Chicago/Midwest area, disseminate mountaineering knowledge and information, develop skill in the climbing techniques of its Members, and sponsor local practice outings and periodic western outings.
Membership in the Club is open to anyone who is 18 years of age or older, is interested in climbing/mountaineering and has fulfilled the remaining membership requirements.
Rob White leading on the Kain Route of Bugaboo Spire in the Purcell Mountain Range in British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Alex Andrews, July 2005)
There are always new and exciting things happening around the
Chicago Mountaineering Club. From exciting trips reports and other
content being added to the web site to events and outings that are
sponsored by the Chicago Mountaineering club, this is the page to
checkout what's new. Please check back regularly.
For information about camping at our campground at Devil's Lake State
Park, see the Camping
Fees and Regulations page.
Monthly Meeting Location
The CMC holds monthly meetings at Skrine Chops in Forest Park, IL. Click
2016 Outing Schedule The outing schedule for 2016 has been added to the
calendar. Please note two outings were not on the schedule published in
the newsletter: May 21-22 and July 9-10 at Devil's Lake. Also, guests are
welcome to the Mississippi Palisades.