22Oct, 2019

HMI Day 2019

Every year on October 2nd, HMI alumni from all over the country gather to celebrate HMI Day. HMI Day is always on October 2nd (10/2) to signify 10,200 feet⁠—the elevation of Leadville. This year, over 100 alumni met up in …

15Nov, 2019

Semester 43: Back on Campus

Written by: Montana, Ian, Leilani, & Chace This week in HMI academics, our studies took us from the base of Mount Elbert to America’s revolutionary past. In English class, we continued our reading and discussion of Ceremony, a novel about …

HMI gap, adventure and conservation, backpacking, patagonia national park, gap year
27Nov, 2019

Gap: Traditions of Patagonia

Written by: Josh and Laria I’ve been horizontal for 11 hours and caught about 5 hours of sleep. The wind has been assaulting our “tent” for about 14 hours. It’s a good thing Flynn was running around all night keeping …

hmi gap, adventure and conservation, patagonia national park, backpacking
11Dec, 2019

HMI Gap: Saying Good-bye

Written by: Pearl Just two days ago, HMI Gap fall semesters came to a close. At the end of every HMI program, students do a Solo, during which they write their Full Circle, a reflection exercise to consider what they …