Hey there, welcome to the Harvard Outing Club!

Founded in 1939, The HOC exists purely to help the Harvard community get outside and have fun in the outdoors. So whether we're hiking, backpacking, camping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or biking, we want you to come along! We both run trips and loan gear (as well as lots of fun on-campus events like square dances and movie screenings). You'll want to get on our email list to find out about and sign up for our trips - don't worry, it's low traffic! We also have a super awesome cabin in the White Mountains that our members can pay a small fee to use. So use the links above to find out more about the club. Hope to see you on some trips soon, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions, and happy trails!

The Jalapeño Poppers Take on Franconia Ridge

Day 1: We left. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon. The drive was long, but not too long. We listened to “Kristen’s Awesome Mix.” It was awesome. All trip participants were excited for our return so we could listen to “Kristen’s Awesome Mix II.” There were five of us: Kristen “Ring” Wraith, Ammar “The Nose” [...]

Trip Type:  Single Route Multiple Routes 
General Region:  New Hampshire (White Mountain NF) New Hampshire (other) Maine Massachusetts Out West Other 
Trip Leaders: Joey Wall, Kristen Wraith, Stephen Bates
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Join the Harvard Outing Club for their Wintersession Cabin Trip—six days of winter hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and all sorts of other fun at their cabin in Jackson, NH (just below Mount Washington)! Open to Harvard students of all experience levels, from rugged outdoorsmen/women to first-time hikers, Wintersession is a chance to experience winter like you’ve [...]

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Congratulations to Our New Leaders!

The Outing Club is overwhelmingly proud to announce our new leader trainees for the 2012-2013 year! Let’s give a warm congratulations and welcome to: Ben Hughes – 2014 Caleb Irvine – 2016 Dilia Zwart – 2015 Mary Carmack – 2016 Miles Graham – 2016 Pat O’Hara – 2016 Sarah Rose Cass – 2015 Stephen Bates [...]

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Leader Training Program Application Officially Open

Tired of conquering only metaphorical summits? Love the mountains? Want to learn wilderness medicine and leadership skills? Need to escape the urban jungle more? Well, we have good news: The Outing Club is now accepting applications for our 2012-2013 leader training program! No outdoors experience is necessary — we’re just looking for enthusiastic, motivated people [...]

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