Tuesday, January 19

Fresh Snow. Let's Go. 

Emerge from the blanket bundle into the great white unknown.

Weekly Board Meeting

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge. Bring your dinner.
Come on by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 - 7:00 to borrow gear for free. 
Want MMC to fund an independent adventure? For questions, details, and grant application visit our website and click on the Adventure Grants tab. Deadline for Feb Break Trips is Monday, January 25th. 
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Climbing Wall Competition
The War on Jugs: Nixon's 44th Annual Reunion Tour.
Friday, January, 22 from 4:00-6:30 at the Climbing Wall.
Seasoned and inexperienced climbers welcome! Come climb for fun and enjoy free food and fun prizes! 

Wilderness First Responder Feb Break Class Has Spots Still Available
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) is the industry standard for outdoor leaders. This 80-hour certification course covers everything in the WFA curriculum, then exceeds and expands upon these fundamentals in both depth and scope. Patient assessment, traumatic injuries, medical emergencies, environmental injuries, bites and stings, long term care protocols, evacuation procedures, and much more are all addressed. The format integrates classroom sessions with significant practical and scenario-based learning time. The result is an educational experience sure to be of great value to everyone from active outdoor recreationalists to seasoned outdoor professionals.  Course Fee $400.00 for Middlebury students payable through the Box Office at go/boxoffice. Sign up here. 

FOO Hiring EMTs and WEMTs for Evac Crew
  • Conduct evacuations involving minor injuries or illnesses making it difficult for FOO participants to continue, or negatively impacting the experiences of the other group members. Examples might be strains or sprains, colds and bugs, minor soft-tissue injuries, etc. This may require skiing or snowshoeing with a heavy pack. It is possible that an overnight in the field may be necessary.
  • Staff the FOO emergency hotline in the Crest Room. This hotline is staffed around the clock while trips are in the field, including over night.
  • Document in writing all actions taken in the event of an evacuation.
Required Qualifications
  • Valid WEMT or EMT
  • Significant winter back-country experience
  • Ability to hike 5-10 miles with heavy pack in all conditions
  • Registered member of Middlebury Rescue
  • College Driver's License
Apply here.

Ian Burgin Memorial Lodge
The Ian Burgin Memorial Lodge is a cabin being built at Broadleaf to memorialize '08 Middlebury Graduate, Ian Burgin. The goal of the project is to provide a space that encourages Middlebury College students and community members alike to enjoy the beauty of Vermont in all of its seasons. Learn more or donate 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.