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June 12, 2018

Importance of Climbing Safety Education in College Outing Clubs

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Header photo credit: Colby Yee, @colby_yee I was halfway up the first pitch on Looking Glass Rock in southeast Utah when I heard a thud. To my left, I watched as a climber rolled downslope away from the rock face and came to rest in a sa...

May 10, 2018

Build Your Own Splitter Crack to Train Anywhere

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Jammed into the roof crack, my hands and toes were all that kept me off the ground as I caught a glimpse of the desert tortoise below. I could smell the fresh scent of dryer sheets and hear the hum of the dehumidifier. Did I mention I wa...

May 3, 2018

Penn State Outing Club Shut Down, but the Fight is Far from Over

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On April 10th, the Pennsylvania State Outing Club (PSOC) announced that it would cease to organize student-led trips for the student body in an official disbanding imposed by University administration. The decision, enforced by Campus Re...

April 24, 2018

Traveling Iceland on a College Budget

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When people ask how my spring break went, it’s hard to know where to begin … Do I describe how the rainbow-colored mist hit my face, gazing up at Skógafoss? Or dangling my feet over a cliff edge as I listened to the gentle lap of th...

April 9, 2018

Spotlight: Project Rock Climbing Gym Headlamp Event

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  For those of us who are part of the climbing community here in Florida, we have definitely felt the deficit when it comes to realistic training for outdoor climbing. It’s true when they say that the only real way to prepare for an ou...

April 1, 2018

College Outside officially discontinues all men’s gear, says guys can just buy larger female sizes

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April 1, 2018 — Ladies and women, females and girls, get your typewriters and fountain pens ready because today marks a momentous occasion that will go down in history books for all of eternity. College Outside, the world-famous collegia...

March 22, 2018

Get Experience, Get Outside: Managing School and an Internship

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What is that? was my first reaction as I looked at my Outward Bound Instructor’s split-board. What looked like a pair of oddly cut skis were actually two halves to a snowboard. The core concept is that you can put skins on the bottom, ...

March 14, 2018

College Outside Takes the American Alpine Club Benefit Dinner

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There’s something comical about a roomful of rock climbers and mountaineers all clad in tuxedos and sequined gowns. I thought this as I tottered into the cocktail hour at the American Alpine Club’s Annual Benefit Dinner. I wore a dr...

March 13, 2018

OutThere Colorado: Why You Should Take an Avalanche Awareness Clinic

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By Meg Atteberry, OutThere Colorado Regardless if you have years of experience in the backcountry, or you are just getting started, everyone has something to learn at an avalanche awareness clinic. What Is an Avalanche Awareness Clinic? ...

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