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The Colorado Mountain Club, Since 1912

Conservation – Education – Stewardship

In the search for a non-profit with the same values as Mountain Side Gear Rental, we didn’t have to look much further than our backyard in Golden, Colorado. “It was important that we partnered with a group that not only delivered conservation and recreational opportunities in our amazing backyard, but we wanted a partner that educates people on how to properly and safely enjoy the outdoors” says John T. Hildebrandt, founder and owner of Mountain Side. “Partnering with the CMC was almost a no-brainer. As a company, our mission is to make it easier for people to enjoy the great outdoors and that dovetails with their mission. And the staff and passion for the outdoors at the CMC is incredible.” 

Since 1912, the Colorado Mountain Club has been delivering conservation,
education and recreational opportunities to the Colorado public. The
CMC acts as a gateway to the mountains for novices and experts alike, offering
an array of year-round activities, events and schools centered on outdoor
recreation. The Club connects thousands of adventure-loving mountaineers and
teaches the skills to safely and respectfully maximize living in an outdoor

“Mountain Side Gear Rental is committing a minimum 1% of all revenues to CMC. Their track record speaks for itself and it is hard not get behind such an organization. This is just the beginning of our relationship,” says John. “If you are new to Colorado, new to camping or backpacking or just want to be part of an amazing group you should join the CMC.”

For more information about the Colorado Mountain Club and how to join, visit their website