Wednesday, November 19

It's Winter in the Mountains!



Weekly Meetings

Sup Coltrane Lounge?! Interested in getting more involved with the Mountain Club?  Learn about what we're doing and contribute to planning some of our next events and trips! Bring ideas, friends, and your dinner and meet the rest of the MMC crew on Wednesday at 6pm in Coltrane Lounge! All are welcome, even if you've never been to a meeting!
GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more!
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
SUBSCRIBE
Know a loved one or friend who isn't getting our emails? Friends don't let friends miss out on MMC events. Email mmc@middlebury.edu to subscribe!
GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more!
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
SUBSCRIBE
Know a loved one or friend who isn't getting our emails? Friends don't let friends miss out on MMC events. Email mmc@middlebury.edu to subscribe!
Rattlesnake Cliffs with Angie & Andrew!
Friday, November 21
Hike Rattlesnake Cliffs with Andrew and Angie on Friday the 21st! The trails to the cliffs are closed for much of the spring, so this is a must-do hike for the fall! We'll leave ADK 1:30pm, hike about 3 miles round trip, and we'll be back in the late afternoon! Sign up here.
Thanksgiving in the Daks with Kent & Laura
Thursday-Sunday, November 27-30
Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving break? Come give thanks to the outdoors with the Mountain Club! We'll take a three day trip an conquer great peaks in the Adirondacks. We'll leave Thursday morning for a full day of hiking and a nice meal together on Thanksgiving day. We'll get back on Sunday. Sign up here!
Work as a FOO Coordinator!
Work, with advising from the Outdoor Programs Director, to plan and implement all aspects of the February Outdoor Orientation (FOO) program. Select and train student leaders; train and supervise logistics crew; inventory, maintain and manage all equipment; design trip routes; plan and arrange trip transportation; design and implement leader training program; serve as primary contact person for prospective participants, leaders, and other interested parties; serve as on-call contact person when trips are in the field; review and revise Leader Handbook as needed; plan and present the annual post-program slide show; other duties as assigned. Must be willing to work some weekends, and Tuesday evenings during J-Term. Ability to comfortably hike 5+ miles carrying a 30 lb. pack necessary. Get more information and apply here!
Submit a Hike!
The Mountain Club is trying to put together a database of popular hikes and trips in the area to assist people who want to plan a trip. If you've got a favorite local hike/backpacking route/any kind of trip location we would love it if you'd help us out by going to go.middlebury.edu/submitahike and filling out a short survey there. Thanks! 
Climb Like a Girl
Mondays 7pm & Fridays 4pm
Jump on board with the Chicks Climbing Community for our casual weekly climbing dates: Mondays at 7pm and/or Fridays at 4pm at the Middlebury Climbing Wall. No prior climbing experience or equipment needed. 
Email mgans@middlebury for questions. 
Kayaking Pool Session!
Thursday, October 9, 7:00pm
Learn and practice kayak rescue skills and rolling in the warmth and comfort of the Middlebury Pool. A weekly program allowing you to refine your personal skills! Sign up here!
Do you love going on trips? Do you admire your awesome MMC guides? We're always looking for new MMC guides. Become one yourself by following these 5 easy steps! Email your head guide, Kent, at kratliff@middlebury.edu with any questions.


Wednesday, November 12

Snow in the Daks, Thanksgiving Trips, and More!



Weekly Meetings

Sup Coltrane Lounge?! Interested in getting more involved with the Mountain Club?  Learn about what we're doing and contribute to planning some of our next events and trips! Bring ideas, friends, and your dinner and meet the rest of the MMC crew on Wednesday at 6pm in Coltrane Lounge! All are welcome, even if you've never been to a meeting!
GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more!
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
SUBSCRIBE
Know a loved one or friend who isn't getting our emails? Friends don't let friends miss out on MMC events. Email mmc@middlebury.edu to subscribe!
GEAR HOURS
What do you need for your adventure? Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more!
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
SUBSCRIBE
Know a loved one or friend who isn't getting our emails? Friends don't let friends miss out on MMC events. Email mmc@middlebury.edu to subscribe!
ELECTIONS!
Wednesday, Nov. 12th, 6pm
The fun doesn't stop just because Midterm Elections are over! The Mountain Club will be holding elections for all board positions at our weekly meeting in Coltrane Lounge on Wednesday, November 12th. Anyone is welcome to run for a position, and all positions will be open for re-election. You can see a full list of our board positions here. Everyone at the meeting will be able to vote, so please consider stopping by the meeting even if you are not running for a position. See you next week!
ADK Hike Sampler with Katy & Jenny
Saturday-Sunday, November 15-16
Come explore the Adirondack fire towers with us! We'll be leaving at 8 am on Saturday, November 15 and doing three different day hikes in the Adirondacks on this overnight trip. Saturday we'll visit Goodnow and Vanderwhacker fire towers before camping out, and then on Sunday morning we'll hike to OK Slip Falls before returning to Middlebury in the afternoon. We'll get the best of both worlds: lots of time hiking, but without heavy packs. Each day hike is about 5 miles long so be excited to cover some ground and see some beautiful places! Sign up here.
Thanksgiving in the Daks with Kent & Laura
Thursday-Sunday, November 27-30
Not sure what to do with your Thanksgiving break? Come give thanks to the outdoors with the Mountain Club! We'll take a three day trip an conquer great peaks in the Adirondacks. We'll leave Thursday morning for a full day of hiking and a nice meal together on Thanksgiving day. We'll get back on Sunday. Sign up here!
Winter Guide Seminar
Saturday-Sunday, November 22-23
Training Sessions: Nov. 15 1oam-12pm and Nov. 19 8pm-10pm
Interested in becoming a Mountain Club Winter Guide? This guide seminar will let you do that! You must have WFA or higher by 11/22 to attend. We will have 2 2-hour training sessions before the trip itself, and then go on a trip for some experiential learning and honing skills. Sign up here.
Work as a FOO Coordinator!
Work, with advising from the Outdoor Programs Director, to plan and implement all aspects of the February Outdoor Orientation (FOO) program. Select and train student leaders; train and supervise logistics crew; inventory, maintain and manage all equipment; design trip routes; plan and arrange trip transportation; design and implement leader training program; serve as primary contact person for prospective participants, leaders, and other interested parties; serve as on-call contact person when trips are in the field; review and revise Leader Handbook as needed; plan and present the annual post-program slide show; other duties as assigned. Must be willing to work some weekends, and Tuesday evenings during J-Term. Ability to comfortably hike 5+ miles carrying a 30 lb. pack necessary. Get more information and apply here!
Submit a Hike!
The Mountain Club is trying to put together a database of popular hikes and trips in the area to assist people who want to plan a trip. If you've got a favorite local hike/backpacking route/any kind of trip location we would love it if you'd help us out by going to go.middlebury.edu/submitahike and filling out a short survey there. Thanks! 
Climb Like a Girl
Mondays 7pm & Fridays 4pm
Jump on board with the Chicks Climbing Community for our casual weekly climbing dates: Mondays at 7pm and/or Fridays at 4pm at the Middlebury Climbing Wall. No prior climbing experience or equipment needed. 
Email mgans@middlebury for questions. 
Outdoor Explorers
Do you love being outside? Love spending time with kids? Have some free time on Wednesday afternoons? You should consider Outdoor Explorers! Outdoor Explorers is an after school club run by MMC at Bridport Elementary School. We eat snacks, play outdoor games and teach young kids about the outdoors. It's loads of fun and if you're interested in joining us this Wednesday, contact Krista (kkarlson@middlebury.edu). We'll meet at ADK at 2:10 on Wednesday and be back by 4. There are only 4 spots, so it's first-come-first-served. If you don't make it into this week's group, there will be one more week!
Kayaking Pool Session!
Thursday, October 9, 7:00pm
Learn and practice kayak rescue skills and rolling in the warmth and comfort of the Middlebury Pool. A weekly program allowing you to refine your personal skills! Sign up here!
Do you love going on trips? Do you admire your awesome MMC guides? We're always looking for new MMC guides. Become one yourself by following these 5 easy steps! Email your head guide, Kent, at kratliff@middlebury.edu with any questions.