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Hamilton Outing Club

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 ...

John Pikus '16 scales a cliff above the crashing ocean in Acadia National Park.
Outing Club Takes Advantage of Fall Break to Explore Northeast

Hamilton’s Outing Club runs trips during most weekends and even on some weekdays. These trips are very popular, but limited by the short amount of time available. However, fall break provides a special window of time that allows for longer trips to exciting destinations throughout the Northeast. This fall, three trips took advantage of this time to explore beyond the Adirondacks while doing a variety of exciting activities.  More ...

Operation Big Splash

The Hamilton Outdoor Leadership Center took to the water last week but it wasn't raging rapids or a massive Adirondack lake.  More ...

HOC members at the summit of Cascade.
46 Peaks? Mission Accomplished!

Every fall for the past 19 years, Hamilton students have flocked to the Adirondacks for 46 Peaks Weekend. Their goal – to have a Hamilton student summit every peak above 4,000 feet in the Adirondacks in the span of a weekend. From September 26-28, beautiful weather aligned with a talented group of leaders and scores of strong participants and for the first time ever, they succeeded – a Hamilton student stood atop every one of the 46 over the course of the weekend.  More ...