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Hamilton Outing Club

Sarah Weis Jillings, right, teaches Helen Santoro '15 how to tie a BHK (Big Honkin' Knot) as Grace Murphy '16 looks on.
HOC Conducts Top Rope Leader Training

Hamilton’s climbing wall is well-known among students and many climb there frequently. Less recognized is the excellent outdoor climbing that can be found just a short drive from campus in the town of Little Falls. Situated on an island in the Erie Canal, these cliffs offer everything from exciting routes perfect for introducing beginners to the sport to harder climbs that challenge even the most seasoned veteran.  More ...

Emilie Drinkwater
Alpine Climber Emilie Drinkwater Shares Tales of High Peaks

Professional alpine climber and mountain guide Emilie Drinkwater visited Hamilton on March 3 to coach climbers on the rock wall and share her stories.  She works in the Adirondacks, the Tetons in Wyoming and Mount McKinley in Alaska.  More ...

Banff Mountain Film Festival is Feb. 19

Hamilton College will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a collection of short films about mountain sports and culture, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building.  More ...

Chachimbira, Ibarra Province. L to R: Hanna Kingston, Annie Emanuels, Andrew Jillings, Alex Doig, Clair Stover, and Lindsey Luker.
Outing Club Members Explore Ecuador

Over winter break, members of the Hamilton Outing Club joined Director Andrew Jillings in Ecuador for three weeks of trekking, hiking, waiting out the rain and exploring the rainforest. Clair Stover ’14, Hanna Kingston ’15, Lindsey Luker ’15, Annie Emanuels ’16, Alex Doig ’16 and Jillings began the trip with a five-day trek around Piñan, a remote village tucked among the Andes.  More ...

Wilderness Adventure Quest participants.
Counseling Center and HOC Co-Sponsor First “Wilderness Adventure Quest”

It started with six Hamilton students, one psychologist, and a wilderness expert. Together, they initiated a one-of-its-kind “Wilderness Adventure Quest” promoting self-reflection, self-acceptance and an exploration of Hamilton’s motto “Know Thyself.”  More ...