Thursday, November 18

New MMC Board, Fireside, Ski Movie, Sleeping Bag Sale, Feb Break Trips, and More!

President: Holly O'Donnell
Vice President: Carey Favaloro
Head Guide: Emma Loizeaux
Assistant to Head Guide: Kari Nielson
Treasurer: Maya von Wodtke
Canoeing Coordinator: Peter Murray
Kayaking Coordinator: Daphne Tuzlak
Climbing Coordinator: Erik Brooks
Social Chair: Kelly Slentz
Assistant to Social Chair: Trina Thornburgh
Art Director: Anna Ready-Campbell
Communications: Carey Favaloro
Advertising Coordinator: Andrew Weaver
Cabins and Trails: Sam Koplinka-Loehr, Jeff Colt, Anna Ready-Campbell
Website Manager: Elizabeth Davis
Polar Bear Mama: Trina Thornburgh
Contra-Papa: Sam Colton
Contra-Mamas (aka Contrannas): Anna Ready-Campbell and Anna Stevens
Traveling Missionaries: Morgan Boyles and Lisa Luna

MMC and Weybridge are teaming up for what is sure to be a memorable Fireside! Weybridge will be cooking the food (YUM!) with assistance from MMC members. 
Dinner at 6:30 (Friday night) in Brooker
Cribbage Tournament at 7:00
Come eat good food and play cribbage!

Matchstick Productions "The Way I See It"
Friday Nov 19th BiHall 216 
Showing at 7pm and 9pm
$7 at the door and a Raffle with lots of prizes
**All proceeds help support Middlebury College Ski Patrol**



The Gear Room is selling our older winter sleeping bags. These synthetic Mountain Hardwear bags were originally rated at -15F, and while still in good shape, are definitely no longer that warm. These bags retail for $225 new, and we're selling ours for $50! To get yours, please do the following:


1.    Go to the CCAL office on the 2nd floor of McCullough, and pay with either exact change, a check payable to Middlebury College, or a credit / debit card. The office is open Mon-Fri from 9-5.

2.    You will receive a receipt signed by a CCAL representative. Bring this signed receipt to the Gear Room during regularly scheduled Gear Hours (Tues and Thurs from 7-10pm) and redeem it with the Gear Managers for your bag!


FEB BREAK: SOLO Wilderness First Responder (WFR)

Created to provide outdoor leaders and guides with the skills and knowledge to deal with crises in remote settings, this 80-hour course is the benchmark standard in the outdoor industry. The curriculum covers all the material of WFA, and goes far beyond, emphasizing long-term care, improvisation with the resources at hand, and varying environmental conditions. The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, hands on practical assessments, and actual field scenarios. Students who successfully complete the SOLO Wilderness First Responder course will receive a SOLO Wilderness First Responder card and an American Heart Association Adult Heartsaver CPR card (or equivalent).  Course dates: 1/29-2/6 (Feb Break). Course Fee $395. Max capacity: 12

Financial aid available for qualified students. Contact with questions regarding aid or to request a registration packet. 

FEB BREAK: Western Maine Dog Sledding Expedition

This is a perennial MOP favorite! You'll spend Feb Break in a remote backcountry region of western Maine, learning some of many skills necessary to travel by dogsled, ski tour, and camp in the winter mountains.  Your instructors will teach you the skills, and then provide ample opportunity for you to apply them on your own. You'll mush dogsleds, care for the dogs, ski, cook, and sleep in beautiful and rugged Maine woods. Last year's expedition received rave reviews and we're excited to offer this course again! Dates: 1/28-2/3. Course fee: $625. Max capacity: 6

Financial aid available for qualified students. Contact with questions regarding aid or to request a registration packet. 



A few programs MOP has in store for Spring 2011:

·         Beginning and intermediate ice climbing

·         Spring Break Backcountry Skiing in the Gaspe, Quebec.

·         Backcountry Navigation

And more…stay tuned for details!

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