About the Club
Kathryne Ellington Endowment
Let's begin with the most important part about the Alpine Club: We Love the Outdoors. We love the outdoors from the fresh snow to the desert heat to the crisp mountain air. We love snow, rock, ice, water, fall, winter, spring, summer, etc. There is very little about the outdoors that we do not love as a club.
The University of Denver Alpine Club is the premier club on-campus. Since 1928 our sole purpose is to expose as many students as possible (with every ability type imaginable) to the numerous outdoor activities in and around Colorado. The club is a strong collection of outdoor enthusiasts where brand-new beginners to experts can all find their place experiencing the outdoors while here at DU.
Every year we host a variety of off-campus trips for students to experience climbing, skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, hiking, white water, etc for relatively inexpensive prices. In addition we hold a bunch of on-campus activities to unite all of you crazy outdoor enthusiasts at ski/snowboard film premiers, outdoor speakers, clinics, and contests.
As DU's largest single student-run club we know how to"Do it in the Mountains." Last year we had over 460 people join us on off-campus trips and over 1200 people come to our on-campus events; this year is destined to become even crazier.
Check out the page What We Do to get an understanding of what actually happens in this club.