MMC This Week: Trips and Announcements

Leaves, sunsets, and paddling – oh my! with Cameron, Tricia, and Matea
Saturday, October 28th
Are you looking for a challenge? We’ll be going over some of the highest and most beautiful peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We’ll be going roughly 23 miles and up 9,000 ft of elevation over the course of three days. We’ll leave after class on Friday, get to the trailhead and hike to a campsite for the night. Next day is an early morning and roughly 16 miles, and another overnight on the trail. Sunday is a shorter day and we should be back on campus for dinner. Given the challenging nature of this trip, hiking and backpacking experience is highly recommended. There will be a pre-trip meeting during gear hours on Thursday, exact time to be announced after registration.
Sign up here.

Kayak Rolling with Cameron and Reed
Thursdays 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Come to kayak rolling sessions Thursday from 7:00- 8:15 PM in the Natatorium! Not only is it a cool trick, but it’s also one of the first steps to learning how to white water kayak. We (Reed and Cameron) will be there every week, so swing by!


Should the MMC endorse the Carbon Pricing Initiative?

During next week’s MMC meeting (on November 1st) will be discussing whether or not the MMC, as a club, should officially endorse Sunday Night Group’s carbon pricing initiative and thus sign the petition to “ask President Laurie Patton to
join other college presidents in endorsing the Higher Ed Carbon Pricing Initiative and a carbon tax in the state of Vermont.”
If you feel strongly about this issue, either in support or in opposition, please attend our meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge and voice your opinion. We will be voting on whether or not to endorse this initiative at the following week’s meeting (November 8th), so next week’s meeting is the time to make your voice heard in discussion. Please check out the short, informational resources below before next week’s meeting:


The Vermont Business Case for Carbon Pricing

Carbon Pricing and Economic Justice

27 Reasons to Price Carbon Pollution

Global Warming and Carbon Pricing


Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Wilderness First Aid – SOLO certification
Middlebury Outdoor Programs
Saturday, November 18th- Sunday, November 19th
The SOLO Wilderness First Aid course is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who spend time hiking, paddling, climbing or skiing in backcountry environments. For Middlebury Students, it’s also the minimum level of certification necessary to lead MiddView, FOO and Mountain Club trips. You’ll cover patient assessment, fractures and soft tissue injuries, medical emergencies and much more. The 16 hour course features an engaging mix of classroom time and hands on practical scenarios. Participants who complete it successfully will be awarded a SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification. This course may also be used to recertify expiring SOLO Wilderness First Responder certifications.
Expect two 8-hour days to accomplish the 16 hour certification.
Price is $150
Counts as 1 PE Credit / Fall
Click here to sign up.

Fortnightly Feature: Spotlight on Nearby Trails
A Backcountry Retreat at Our Burgin Lodge!
This week, the MMC’s Cabin and Trails Coordinator, Morgan Pearlman, wrote an article highlighting the amazing opportunity us Middkids have at Burgin Lodge. If you don’t know what Burgin Lodge is, or want to find our more information, click here to read to Morgan’s full article.