Tuesday, February 24

Sunrise Hike, Overnight, Guide Seminar



Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge. New to the Club? Come, meet other outdoor enthusiasts, and get involved!
GEAR HOURS
Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more! FOO!'s over, so you can now get skis again.
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application email Krista Karlson at kkarlson@middlebury.edu or visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! Apply now for Spring Break.
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Camel's Hump Snowshoeing with Andrew and Kent
We will camp at the base of Camel's Hump on Friday night, then summit on Saturday morning and check out the winter views from the top. We should get back to campus by dinner time. Sign up Here .
Thursday Sunrise Hike with Emma and Ryan
Hop up out of bed and warm yourself up with a hike up Mt. Abe! We will leave ADK at 4 am on Thursday morning for a 6:20 sunrise and be back in time for 9:30 classes. Bring lots of warm layers (it's usually pretty windy up there), hat, gloves, boots, snowshoes, headlamp, and a water bottle. We will provide some snackaroos. Should be lots of fun! Expect ~6 miles of medium-strenuous winter hiking! Followed by sledding down lincoln gap to get back to the van :) Sign up Here .
Guide Seminar March 7-8
Interested in becoming a Mountain Club Winter Guide? This guide seminar will let you do that! You must have WFA or higher to attend. We will have two 2-hour training sessions before the trip itself, then go on a trip for some experiential learning and honing of skills, and have a 1 hour debrief the week after the trip. (You'll also be having this much fun in the blowing snow on top of Wright in the 'Daks, but it will be 20 degrees colder.) Sign up Here .

Brooker Deadline  Midnight Thursday
Live in the Outdoor Interest house next year with lots of Mountain Club friends. Whether you are in your first semester, or have just one to go, you can apply. The application is at go/outdoorinterest .
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.


Tuesday, February 17

Poutine, Guide Seminar, and More





Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge. Come plan Fireside and talk about potentially adopting some nearby trails to maintain. Please invite your new Feb friends along!
GEAR HOURS
Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more! Sorry, we cannot check out skis or snowshoes until after FOO. If you have either of those out, return them or face double fines. 
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application email Krista Karlson at kkarlson@middlebury.edu or visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
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Middview Leader Applications
Due Tuesday

Middview is an fantastic opportunity to: get on campus early, meet awesome freshman, and become a guide for the MMC the quick and easy way! Sign up at go/lead and join this fun team! 
Fireside 7:00 pm Friday
This time the we'll be serving up Quebecois favorites like poutine, maple beans and butter tarts. There will also be fresh bread. Bring your own bowl and maybe a  new Feb.
Guide Seminar March 7-8
Interested in becoming a Mountain Club Winter Guide? This guide seminar will let you do that! You must have WFA or higher to attend. We will have 2 2-hour training sessions before the trip itself, then go on a trip for some experiential learning and honing of skills, and have a 1 hour debrief the week after the trip. (You'll also be having this much fun in the blowing snow on top of Wright in the 'Daks, but it will be 20 degrees colder.) Sign up Here .

NUDE CALENDARS for Sale
You can get your copy of the celebrated MMC calendar outside of Proctor this Wednesday at lunch. Of course, you can also get one at Board Meeting. 
Apply to Brooker
Live in the Outdoor Interest house next year with lots of Mountain Club friends. Whether you are in your first semester, or have just one to go, you can apply. The application is at go/outdoorinterest .
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.

Northern Lights and Brooker Applications



 
                        


Hi Mountain Club,
     We wanted to give you all a working link to sign up your team for Northern Lights. Head to go/northern. Get 5-7 teammates and join us at 2:00 pm Friday on Battell Beach for Human Dogsled, Ice Dancing, Snowshoe Relay Races and more. MC'd by The Otters, it's going to be a great time. If you want to join but don't have a full team, sign up anyway and Kristina will find a family for you. You can also sign up at the event itself.
   Also, Brooker, the Outdoor Interest House and home to many MMC members, is now accepting the applications of prospective fall residents. Whether you are in your first semester or your second to last, you should seriously consider applying. It's a fantastic place to live. The deadline is midnight, February 26th, and the application is at go/outdoorinterest. See you around,
Joe and Parker


 







 

Brace Yourselves, Spring is Coming



 
                         


Weekly Meeting

Wednesday, at 6:00, in Coltrane Lounge. Come join the most poppin' group on campus to discuss spring plans for trips and events. Please invite your new Feb friends along!
GEAR HOURS
Stop by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:00 for sleeping bags, stoves, tents, and more! Sorry, we cannot check out skis or snowshoes until after FOO. If you have either of those out, return them or face double fines. 
ADVENTURE GRANTS
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application email Krista Karlson at kkarlson@middlebury.edu or visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
SUBSCRIBE
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Northern Lights is Upon Us!!!
Winter Carnival brings with it Northern Lights, the MMC's highly competitive winter bonanza. Start finding 3-7 teammates for ice dancing, human dogsledding, sled racing, and many more shenanigans! Please register your team here. Don't forget costumes!
LEAD MIDDVIEW
Middview is an fantastic opportunity to: get on campus early, meet awesome freshman, and become a guide for the MMC the quick and easy way! Sign up at go/lead and join this fun team! 
Meet the New MMC Leadership
As it is now the spring term, we have some new leadership! Here's the new crew:
President: Joe Lovelace
CoPresident: Parker Peltzer
Treasurer: Andrew Smith
Head Guide: Kent Ratliff
Adventure Grants: Krista Karlson
Outreach Chair: Anahi Naranjo
Cabins and Trails: Sophie Leiter
Social Chair: Kristina Ohl
Advertising: Cole Ellison
Website Troll: Caroline Colan
Boating Coordinator: Joe Lovelace
Biking Coordinator: Jake Faber
Games Misstressss: Malkie Wall
Polar Bear Parents: Too Many To Count 

 
Sunrise Hike with Parker and Kent
Come catch a sunrise on top of Vermont's oldest state park before your classes this Thursday the 12th! We'll be leaving from Adirondack Circle at 5:30 AM to catch sunrise at the top. We should come back to campus by 8:30 AM so still time for breakfast before your 9:30 AM classes! Sign up HERE
NUDE CALENDARS!!!!!!!!!
They are FINALLY HERE!! We are super stoked! Also, don't worry that January is already over, just look at it as "eleven more awesome months!" They will be for sale for 19,525.00 Mongolian Tugriks (or $10 if you can't find the currency exchange booth in the FIC) at the weekly meeting and in front of a dining hall near you soon! 
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.