Monday, January 11

Jump Into J Term

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. 
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Regime Change
We are so excited and honored to be taking over as the new Mountain Club Presidents. Caroline is in Costa Rica for J Term exploring the mountains, flora, and fauna, but she'll be back in February excited and ready for MMC excellence! Our overarching goal, as always, is to give as many people the opportunity to have fun outside, in as many different ways as possible. Some of our smaller goals include amending and editing the MMC constitution, leading trips dedicated to wellness and mindfulness, and expanding guide training. If you have input on any of these things come to a meeting or email us at 
~Caroline Colan and Sophie Leiter
Huge Katahdin Spring Break Ski Trip with Caroline and Parker 
Sign on for the grandest MMC trip of the year. We'll make the 9 day ski around Katahdin, Maine's greatest mountain, and see just how remote and wild New England can be. Most nights we will be tenting, but three will be in cabins with wood stoves. Expect long days (up to 13 miles) and deep untracked snow. Participants should be experienced Nordic skiers, with either race experience or backcountry touring experience. A required training trip will happen one weekend in February. There is a $100 deposit to sign up which will be refunded after the trip. Email if you need help covering this cost. Admission by application. Please sign up by midnight Wednesday the 13th. Apply here.

Mt. Abe Sunrise
With Caroline and Emma
Come watch the sunrise from the top of Mt. Abe with Caroline & Emma on Wednesday morning! We'll leave from ADK at 5:15 AM, to catch a 7:30AM sunrise from the top of Abe! The hike is ~6miles roundtrip. It'll be chilly so be sure to bring plenty of warm layers, a headlamp, and microspikes* for your hiking shoes! We'll be back on campus by 10am. (*microspikes can be checked out during Gear Hours). Sign up 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.
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! 

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