Articles by Nik Bergill

Although he grew up downhill skiing and spending time outside with his family, Nik truly found his passion for outdoor adventures when he joined the Bowdoin College Outing Club. There, he completed the Outing Club’s leadership training program and learned to kayak and raft guide. A road cyclist, mountain biker, and whitewater paddler, Nik’s favorite days are ones spent playing outside, especially when he’s with friends. When he’s not outside, Nik likes to perform with one of Bowdoin’s improv comedy groups, play ultimate frisbee, and discuss the 2007 cinematic masterpiece, “Hot Rod.”


Gear
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For the love of gear

Before I knew what had happened I heard a bounce, then a splash.“Oh no,” a co-worker said. From my spot at the back of the raft I turned around to see what had happened. I saw no apparent danger and no one seemed to have fallen out the rafts behind or ahead of me. So…

Photography
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Social media induced adventuring FOMO

Despite the crowds, the many miles still to come, and the newest blister on my right heel, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was, truly, an incredible view. Halfway through the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, four friends and I cheered as we summited Mount Washington. The tallest mountain in New England,…