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HOC Tackles 43 of 46 Peaks, Ties 2010 Record

On Friday, Sept. 20, the Hamilton Outing Club launched the annual 46 Peaks
Weekend for the campus community, as different groups of students, staff and faculty members attempted to summit all of the Adirondack High Peaks by Sunday, Sept. 22.  More ...

Mike Nelson '16, Katie Murphy '16 and Charlotte Simons '16.
HOC Summits 43 of 46 High Peaks

The 2012 46 Peaks weekend of Sept. 29-30 was a roaring success, despite the constant rain. The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) tied its previous record of 43 peaks summited, and almost doubled participation from last year, with 125 students hiking in the Adirondacks over the weekend. “As far as our goals... it totally met that,” said Assistant Director of Outdoor Leadership Sarah Jillings. Two of the trails-less peaks were impassable, due to a washed-out bridge and high waters from the rain, which made crossing unsafe.  More ...

One of the HOC groups on Giant Mountain.
HOC Conquers 38 of 46 Adirondack High Peaks
Through October snow, mud, rain and unseasonably cold weather, the Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) hosted its annual 46 Peak Weekend on Oct. 9-11. The goal of the weekend is to have one Hamilton student or community member reach the summit of every one of the Adirondacks’ 46 Peaks. With more than 100 participants, this year the club came close with a grand total of 38 peaks. The weather made hiking difficult due to extreme mud and snow that covered the ground. More ...
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