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Hamilton Outing Club

The Pacific Crest Trail as it winds through Washington State.
Talaia-Murray ’12 Recounts 2,600 Mile Hike to HOC

Recent alumna and Pacific Crest Trail thru-hiker Manique Talaia-Murray ’12 returned to Hamilton on Dec. 1. to talk about her experience hiking 2,600 miles along the West Coast over the course of six months.  More ...

Outing Club Holds Leader Training

The Hamilton Outing Club held a leader-training course on Nov. 1 and 2 with student participants  learning everything from how to set up a tent and cook a meal to the more abstract but equally important skills of group management. Student leaders are at the core of the Outing Club and are central to its success.  More ...

HOC Hosts Reel Rock Film Tour

The Hamilton Outing Club hosted a screening of the Reel Rock Film Tour, a yearly showcase of films focused on rock climbing and other outdoor adventure sports. In its 9th year, this year’s tour consisted of a single movie–Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Climbing Revolution, a feature-length documentary following the evolution of rock climbing and the culture surrounding it in Yosemite National Park.  More ...

HOC Hosts Wilderness First Aid Course

The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) hosted a Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course for around 30 of its leaders on Oct. 25 and 26. In order to become a HOC leader and be eligible to take students out on trips, candidates must take part in a leader-training weekend that covers skills such as trip planning, wilderness cooking, group management and more, and hold a certification in Wilderness Medicine, WFA or higher.  More ...

Burhardt climbing in Canada.
Professional Climber Majka Burhardt Visits Hamilton

Professional climber and author Majka Burhardt visited Hamilton on Oct. 21. She met with students around campus and at the climbing wall and delivered a lecture on her experiences as a professional outdoor athlete and expedition leader.  More ...