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Local students participate in CMC First Ascent program

Emily Carisch of Dillon took part in First Ascent, a youth leadership program, during June. Every summer rising ninth- and 10th-graders from throughout Colorado Mountain College’s footprint spend a week based at CMC Leadville climbing, hiking, rafting and negotiating the campus’s ropes course while learning confidence and problem-solving skills.
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First Ascent, a free weeklong residential program for ninth and 10th graders, brought 35 students to the Colorado Mountain College Leadville campus in June to build trust, solve problems, work on teams and gain confidence in the outdoors, according to a news release.

The group rock climbed at Camp Hale, hiked Colorado’s highest peak Mount Elbert and rafted the Arkansas River while learning what it takes to be a leader and a team player, according to the release.

Corbin Finley, of Breckenridge, and Emily Carisch, of Dillon, participated in the program.

Corbin Finley of Breckenridge – with calls of “You got this, Corbin!” from fellow students below – took part in youth leadership program First Ascent during June. Every year, rising ninth-and 10th-graders from throughout Colorado Mountain College’s footprint spend a week based at CMC Leadville climbing, hiking, rafting and negotiating the campus’s ropes course while learning confidence and problem-solving skills.
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