Tuesday, February 2

Six More Weeks of Winter?

Or more of whatever this weather claims to be

Weekly Board Meeting

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge. Bring your dinner. As part of an ongoing effort to amend our constitution this week we'll be discussing the definitions and missions of board positions. 
Come on by the Gear Room in FIC Tuesday and Thursday 4:30 - 7:00 to borrow gear for free. 
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Mt Abe Sunrise
with Ryan and Emma
Early bird gets the worm! Get up well before the sun on to get in some starlight hiking, see a stellar sunrise from the top of mt abe, and sled down lincoln gap on the way down! We will leave ADK at 4:00 am on Thursday for a 7:00am sunrise and be back in time for 10:00 classes! Bring lots of warm layers (it's usually pretty windy up there), hat, gloves, boots, microspikes, headlamp, and a water bottle. We'll provide some scrumptious snacks. Expect ~6 miles of medium-strenuous winter hiking! 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.
Mountain Club Calendars on Sale

Tuesday in front of Proctor dining hall. Calendars cost $10.

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.