That would include everything from fair-trade crafts imported from mountainous regions and mountaineering books by local authors to stuffed toys of Colorado animals and sterling silver jewelry with a climbing theme. And the money spent in the gift shop will help fund the museum, which will be the only venue of its kind in the nation. "We'll cover the subject of mountaineering completely, from aesthetic, scientific and exploratory points of view," notes director Niña Johnson. The BWAMM is scheduled to open in February 2008 with a traveling show on the Arctic, national speakers and permanent exhibits on the complete history of high-altitude mountaineering, from Himalayan summits to our own Colorado fourteeners.
Base Camp is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; call 303-996-2743, ext. 103.
Nov. 23-Dec. 24, 2007