Wednesday, October 29

Mountain Film, Job Opportunities, and... more trips!

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!
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab! 
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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!
Beginners Night at the Wall with Sofia
Wednesday, October 29, 7-9pm
Have you always wanted to try rock climbing but you've been too shy/haven't gotten around to it/haven't been able to find the wall? Stop by the Climbing Wall (in the Athletic Center above the tennis courts in Nelson) this Wednesday to try rock climbing in a friendly, judgment-free environment! This will be a time to give it a try and get some tips on how to get started climbing. Beginners only please!
Bike & Hike to Rattlesnake Cliffs with Jake and Parker
Sunday, November 2
Come join us Sunday afternoon for a bike and hike adventure to Rattlesnake Cliffs! We will leave from campus at 1PM and bike 13 miles each way and hike approximately 2-3 miles round trip to get some great views of Lake Dunmore and the surrounding area and check out the beautiful Falls of Lana. We'll be back in time for dinner. Several road bikes are available if you do not have your own. Sign up here!
Canoe Guide Seminar
Saturday-Sunday, November 1-2
Sick of land? Love the water? Want to lead canoe trips? The Mountain Club boating program invites you to sign-up for a canoe instructor seminar! Taught by veteran canoe guides, Winston and Tess, the seminar will consist of two sessions: one Saturday, one Sunday. Important: This is an instructor seminar, please only sign-up with the attention of becoming an MMC Canoe guide. Sign up here!
Sunday, November 9, 7pm in Dana Auditorium
Each year the MountainFilm festival takes place in Telluride, CO, packed with all kinds of wacky, beautiful, and jaw-dropping outdoorsy films. And we at Midd are lucky enough to host its touring version right here on our own campus! Make sure not to miss this epic evening full of climbing, surfing, skiing, slack lining, and more! Join us at 7pm in Dana Auditorium.
Image taken from the film Desert Ice
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 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 ( 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 5 more weeks!
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 with any questions.

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