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Outing Club Seeks to Expand its Reach

The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) is on a mission to expand its reach on campus. HOC is upping its social presence, especially during Open Hours, which occur on Monday and Thursday nights. “This year, we’re trying to get more people in here, rather than just renting gear, ...to build an Outing Club community,” said HOC communications coordinator Helen Higgins ’13.  More ...

Banff Mountain Film Festival Screening is Feb. 15

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will visit Hamilton College on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The screening is sponsored by the Hamilton Outing Club. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for the public.  More ...

A giraffe in the Maasi Mara reserve.
HOC Members Explore the Wonders of Kenya

Nothing can stop traffic like a pair of teenage lions. Members of the Hamilton Outdoor Club (HOC) experienced this first-hand during a winter break trip to Kenya. On the first day of their two-week trip, the van that the students were traveling in was held up by a lion-induced traffic jam.  More ...

The Climbing Wall in Dayglo.
Climbers Crave Rave Cave

The Climbing Wall in the Blood Fitness Center took on a new identity as a Rave Cave on Oct. 22. The Outing Club sponsored the Late Nite event where participants wore headlamps and climbed on a wall covered in glowsticks.  More ...

Pat Dunn '12, Dana Gould '12, Lindsay Kruse '12, Daniel O'Kelly '14, Emily Brosdky '14, Eli Davidow '15, Judson Martin '14
HOC Tackles 46 Peaks Weekend

One of the great resources for the Hamilton Outing Club (HOC), is the College’s proximity to the Adirondack State Park. The Adirondack Park is the largest state or national park in the lower 48 states, and boasts thousands of miles of hiking trails, hundreds of waterways ideal for canoeing and whitewater rafting, and some of the largest tracts of undeveloped land in the Northeast.  More ...

Front: Pat Dunn and Marco Scheuer. Standing: Makenna Perry, Leslie Cohen, Lucas Harris, Max Lopez, Leonard Teng.
Outing Club Members Conquer Two Adirondack Peaks

Seven Hamilton students—trip leaders Pat Dunn ’12 and Leonard Teng ’12 along with Makenna Perry ’12, Leslie Cohen ’12, Lucas Harris ’12, Marco Scheuer ’13 and Max Lopez ’15—were part of a Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) backpacking trip last weekend that tackled two of the Adirondack High Peaks: Algonquin Peak, the second highest mountain in the state at 5,115 feet, and Iroquois Peak, the eighth highest at 4,843 feet.

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Human bowling was among activities at the Glen House's 5th birthday celebration.
Glen House Turns Five

Hamilton students gathered on Thursday at the Glen House for a party hosted by the Outdoor Leadership Center. The party, which was thrown in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Glen House’s dedication, featured refreshments and a variety of outdoors-themed games and competitions.  More ...

Jeannie Folan '12, Adam Fix '13, Pat Dunn '12, Anna Bastidas '13
Tonto’s Lone Rangers Conquer Superstition Wilderness

As the variably extreme (and predominantly unpleasant) second-semester weather on campus reached a crescendo in mid-March, the Hamilton Outing Club sent south four rugged adventurers to explore the half-rock, half-cacti world of the Superstition Wilderness in central Arizona. HOC officer Anna Bastidas ’13, HOC member Adam Fix ’13, and myself, official HOC journalist, with tireless leader Jeannie Folan ‘12, camped five nights and hiked five days through the wilderness, which makes up part of Arizona’s Tonto National Forest.  More ...

Andrew Skurka
Adventurer Andrew Skurka Recounts Explorations

Andrew Skurka boasts an extraordinary resume—he has been named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic and Person of the Year by Backpacker Magazine, and has under his belt more than 30,000 miles of backcountry trekking, skiing, and packrafting.  More ...

Andrew Skurka
Distinguished Adventure Athlete to Present at Hamilton

Andrew Skurka, an adventurer, speaker, guide, and writer, will give two presentations at Hamilton on Monday, Feb. 28. The first, a lightweight backpacking skills clinic, will take place at noon in the Glen House. The second, a lecture on Skurka’s Alaska-Yukon expedition, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Red Pit, KJ.  Both events are sponsored by the Hamilton Outing Club and are free and open to the public.  More ...

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