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Esplanade picnic 4/12

April 8th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in On-Campus events | Trips - (Comments Off on Esplanade picnic 4/12)

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Spring has sprung, so break out your shorts and tees and get ready for some mad tan lines. Show off your hula-hooping, soccer, frisbee, and/or slack lining skills this Sunday and join us for a fun picnic from 1-3 pm.

What: Picnic and fun

When: Sunday 4/12, 1-3 pm

Where: Esplanade near Silber way Bridge (where the snowball fight was)

What to bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Sports balls (soccer, volleyball, etc.)
  • Frisbee
  • Blankets
  • Hammock
  • BYOFood
  • Extra layers (just in case)
  • Whatever else you think will be fun

Join our facebook event here and invite your friends https://www.facebook.com/events/376378535902342/ !!!

Feel free to contact Adlai if you have any questions ajgordon@bu.edu

Intercollegiate climbing 4/17

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Intercollegiate climbing 4/17)

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Join us for an intercollegiate climbing night on Friday April 17 at Metrorock! For a $10 deal, the entire rock gym will be reserved just for us, and people from Outing Clubs across Wellesley (organizer), Wentworth, Babson, MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, and more will be attending! The highlight of the event will not only include pizza, but also spectacular stories from student presenters who will be getting us pumped and inspired about the outdoors. The cost will provide you an all-inclusive (shoes, harness, ATC rental price included in the ticket) access to the Metrorock climbing gym with plenty of top rope stations, a few auto belay routes, and fun bouldering slabs/cracks/overhangs/etc.

What: All inclusive intercollegiate climbing and inspirational story telling

When: April 17 Friday 8-11 pm

Where: Metrorock, Everett

Cost: $10 non-members, $5 members on eventbrite link provided below

Eventbrite ticket link: http://www.eventbrite.com/dont-stop-exploring-intercollegiate-adventurers-conference-tickets

Transportation: Carpool (if you have a car, let us know! We’ll pay for gas), or public transportation

Max attendance: no maximum, so tag along and invite your friends!

If YOU want to be a presenter and share a story (pictures too!) about a cool outdoors experience or trip, you can go to the event for free!!!

Please feel free to contact Jessica with any questions at jliao1@bu.edu

***SIGN-UPS CLOSED but you can still buy your own ticket and go to the event on your own, we have no more space in the cars*** 

Speaker Event: World exploration from Patagonia to the Himalayas 4/15

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in On-Campus events | Trips - (Comments Off on Speaker Event: World exploration from Patagonia to the Himalayas 4/15)

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Join the BU Outing Club to hear accomplished outdoors enthusiasts Dr. Juan Sebastian Montes and Daryl Hawk share stories from their expeditions to some the world’s most isolated and beautiful places, such as Patagonia and the Himalayas.

In 1992, Dr. Montes climbed one of the most difficult Everest routes, without the aid of supplemental oxygen. He has served as Governor of Los Lagos region in southern Chile, and he has led 30 expeditions to Patagonia, the Andes, Yosemite, the Alps, and the Himalayas.

Mr. Hawk has traveled to places such as Patagonia, the Himalayas and Antartica, producing photo documentaries. He is a member of NYC’s Explorers Club and previously hosted a cable TV show that featured explorers and scientists such as Buzz Aldrin, Jane Goodall and George Schaller. He will be talking about his recent traverse through Ladakh, India.

Come relive a part of their cultural immersions and imagine yourselves enveloped in these breathtaking landscapes.

Check out our Facebook event for time and location details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/428239094000027/ !!!

 

Horse Back Riding in Quebec!!!

April 4th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Horse Back Riding in Quebec!!!)

Do you love horses? The outdoors? Or just having a great time? Then come with BUOC to Quebec Canada on April 24th-26th to do just that!

We will depart Boston in the evening on Friday April 24th and travel to¬†Auberge D’Andromede, a quint French Canadian inn nestled in the hills of Courcelles Quebec, where we will be lodging Friday night. Saturday, after enjoying an authentic French meal prepared for us by the inn keepers, we will set out on an all day horse¬†back ride through the beautiful wilderness of Quebec. Saturday night we will camp out and spend Sunday hiking through the lush wilderness. We will then return to Boston Sunday evening.

This is a unique trip because it allows students to step out of urban Boston, and immerse themselves in French Canadian culture while giving them the opportunity to experience the wilderness on horse back and on foot!

This is an international trip, you MUST have a VALID PASSPORT!!!

We are still looking for drivers for this trip! If you have a car and are interested in attending, please let us know! You will be offered a discounted rate for driving!!

When – Friday April 24th 4:30pm – Sunday April 26th 9:00pm

Where -Quebec Canada, Auberge D’Andromede

Difficulty РModerate. You MUST have had experience with horses and be comfortable around them as we will be going on an all day ride!

Maximum Attendance - 10 students

Cost РMembers $77,  Non-Members $87, Drivers $57.

Transportation - student transportation.

What to bring 

  • Large Back Pack*
  • Sleeping Bag*
  • Sleeping Pad*
  • 2 Liters of Water (large mouth-lexan nalgene¬Æ mandatory)*
  • Mug /Tupperware container with Lid/Spoon
  • Headlamp or Flashlight w/ Batteries *
  • Clothing appropriate for hiking in current temperatures. Layers!
  • Long pants for horse riding.
  • Hiking boots or appropriate, sturdy close toed shoes.
  • Non cotton base layer (polypro, wool, capilene¬Æ, cool max¬Æ bergilene¬Æ)
  • BUOC and SAO waiver forms
  • Suggested items: sunscreen, sun glasses, hat of some sort, camp chairs, cameras, journals, rain fly‚Äôs, etc.

Don’t have the right gear? *These items provided by BUOC if needed!

 

SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED!

We are still looking for DRIVERS! If you have a CAR and are interested in driving please SIGN UP!

 

Feel free to contact Rose Lewis, rosel@bu.edu, with any questions!

Its going to be an awesome trip, can’t wait to see you all in Quebec!

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Middlesex Fells Day Hike 4/5

April 1st, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Middlesex Fells Day Hike 4/5)

 

 

 

Hey BUOC!

Come have an awesome Sunday afternoon (4/5) hiking with us at Middlesex Fells!!middlesex fells

What: a beautiful day hike

When: Sunday, April 5th. We will leave Marsh Plaza at 2pm and return to BU by 7pm.

Where: Middlesex Fells, MA. We’ll hike the Reservoir Trail, a 5.2 mile trail that should take about 3.5 hours.

Transportation: Ubers or student drivers (You will NOT need to pay for gas if you are a driver!)

Cost: about $10 for transportation

Difficulty: Moderate

Max Attendance: 10 people

‚ÄãWhat to bring:

  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Wool socks
  • Non-cotton layers
  • Windproof/waterproof top layer
  • Hat and gloves
  • Daypack
  • Delicious snacks
  • Water bottle
  • $10 for transportation costs

Please contact Julia with any questions at jfm6@bu.edu

SIGN-UPS ARE NOW CLOSED

 

Bike Ride to Arnold Arboretum 3/22

March 18th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Bike Ride to Arnold Arboretum 3/22)

Hey BUOCers! Interested in getting outside for a quick bike ride this weekend? Come bike to and explore Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum with us on Sunday!

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Feel free to read about the arboretum here: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/

What/Where: Biking to and exploring Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, meet at Marsh Plaza at 2pm

When: Sunday March 22nd

Difficulty: Easy (the ride is around 10 miles in total)

Cost: Free!

Max-Attendance: 10 people

What to Bring:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • BUOC waivers

 

If you have any question, please contact Rachel at rmoskow@bu.edu

 

Sign up here!

Mount Osceola/East Osceola

March 17th, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Mount Osceola/East Osceola)

**This trip is currently full, but cancellations can happen!

If you are interested in coming, take a moment to fill out the form below to get on the waiting list**

 

 

Hey BUOCers! Wanna get some peak-bagging done? On Saturday 3/28 we are gonna drive up to the White Mountains in NH, camp Saturday night and then hike both East Osceola Mountain and Mount Osceola on Sunday, returning to Boston on Sunday night! Awesome opportunity to cover two of NH’s 48 4000 footers in one trip!

What/Where: Camping at Hancock Campground Saturday night. Hiking up East Osceola Mountain and Mount Osceola Sunday.

When: leaving at 5pm on Saturday – return Sunday around 9pm.

Difficulty: Moderate – 7.6 miles, 2,060 ft. elev. gain

Cost: $25 members, $35 non-members

Max-Attendance: 7 people

Transportation: student transportation

What to Bring:

  • Large Back Pack (5000-6000 cu.)*
  • Sleeping Bag (appropriate temperature rating for season)*
  • Sleeping Pad (therma-rest¬Æ, ridge-rest¬Æ, z-rest¬Æ)*
  • 2 Liters of Water (large mouth-lexan nalgene¬Æ mandatory)*
  • Mug /Tupperware container with Lid/Spoon
  • Crampons/Microspikes*
  • Headlamp or Flashlight w/ Batteries *
  • Mountain Clothing (Think warm and dry, remember layering)
  • Base layer of polypro, wool, capilene¬Æ, cool max¬Æ bergilene¬Æ (top and bottom)
  • Mid layer of fleece or wool (top and bottom)
  • Windproof/water resistant layer gore-tex¬Æ, sympatex¬Æ,H2O No¬Æ (top and bottom)
  • Down Jacket and/or fleece/wool pile jacket
  • Warm hat
  • 2 Pair of warm water resistant gloves or mittens
  • Wool Socks (minimum 3pr)
  • Synthetic or wool sock liners (optional if have issues with blisters)
  • Eye protection (sunglasses and/or ski goggles)
  • BUOC and SAO waiver forms
  • Positive attitude
  • Optional items: sunscreen, down booties, crazy creek chairs¬Æ, cameras, journals, rain fly‚Äôs, etc.

*These items provided by BUOC if needed

 

With questions contact;

Robby – robfinan@bu.edu

Victoria – victoriachan12@gmail.com

Miranda – mkubasti@bu.edu

Wilderness First Aid 3/28-3/29

March 1st, 2015 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips - (Comments Off on Wilderness First Aid 3/28-3/29)

Hey BUOCers! 

Do you want to take your outdoor adventures¬†to the next level? We’re¬†hosting a WFA class the weekend of¬†3/28-3/29.¬†You’ll get awesome life skills and medical knowledge plus the official 2 year WFA certification through SOLO which is required for many jobs in the outdoor industry.¬†This is a great opportunity if you think you’ll be doing any trips in the upcoming months or just want to be prepared in any situation.Picture1

Topics that will be covered include: Patient Assessment System; CPR; Circulatory System; Nervous System; Respiratory System; Fractures, Stable Injuries; Splints 1-Extremities; Hypothermia; Hyperthermia and Heat Illness; Near Drowning; Lightning Injuries; Wounds and Burns; Anaphylaxis; Lifting, Moving Extrication; Patient Carries; Backcountry Medicine. More info at http://soloschools.com/wilderness-first-aid-wfa/

Weekend Course Details
Location: CAS classroom
Date: Saturday and Sunday March 28-29
Time: 9:00-5:00 both days 
Cost: ~$150 max

********Signups closed, email Greg at gzegas@bu.edu to check for open spots*******