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GreenMAP Trips Spring 2010

GreenMAP Trips are free, student led outings open to the entire Green Mountain College community. Many of our trips require no prior experience, and our trained student leaders are ready to teach you! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer leader, take a look at our ALPSS information page. For more information on our trips/workshop offerings please call us:(802)287-8383 or email us at: GreenMAP@greenmtn.edu 

GreenMAP weekday program sign-ups start on Monday, a week before the trip and have no pre-trip meeting. Meet at the GreenMAP office at the time specified. DO NOT SKIP CLASS TO ATTEND OUR PROGRAMS.

Complete Spring 2010 Trip and Clinic Schedule 

  Spring 2010 Trips:

 

 Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing Day Trip

Dates: Wednesday, February 17

Sign-up: Monday, February 8

Leaders: Bruce

 

We'll go wherever the snow is best.  Skiers and snowboarders must be able to ride at an intermediate level.

 

  Adirondacks Ice Climbing Day Trip

 

 

Dates: Saturday, February 20

Sign-up: Monday, February 8

Leaders: Nate H., Tyler

 

All skill levels welcome!  Meet in GreenMAP 8AM.

Pico Shuttle

 

 

Dates: Wednesday, February 24

Sign-up: Monday, February 24

Leaders: Sam, Bruce

Ski and snowboard coaching available!  Meet in GreenMAP at 10AM.

Mt. Cardigan, NH Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing

Date: February 26-28

Sign-up: February 15

Leaders: Alaina, Mariano

Pre-trip Meeting: February 24 at 8:30PM

All snow travelers welcome!  After a night we will be staying in the Cardigan High Cabin Friday and Saturday to access some great backcountry terrain.  Skiers and snowboarders must be able to ski at an intermediate level.

Killington Shuttle

Dates: March 3

Sign-up: February 22

Leaders: Sam, Ben, Mariano

Ski and snowboard coaching available!  Meet in GreenMAP at 10AM.

 

  Adirondacks Ice Climbing Day Trip

 

 

Dates: Wednesday, March 3

Sign-up: Monday, February 22

Leaders: Bruce, Jon O.

 

All skill levels welcome!  Meet in GreenMAP 8AM.

 

Spring BREAK!!!

Katahdin, ME Backcountry Riding and Climbing

Dates: March 6-14

Sign ups: February 22

Leaders: Bruce, Nate F.

Pre-trip meeting: March 3

Cost: $95

Katahdin.  The greatest mountain.  Join GreenMAP on an ice climbing and backcountry skiing adventure to Maine's crown jewel.  Katahdin is very remote.  Be prepared for winter camping and travel in one of New England's wildest places.  For more information contact Bruce in the GreenMAP office.  Trip price does not include food.

 

 

Spring BREAK!!!

Kiteboarding and Backpacking the Georgia Coast

Dates: March 6-14

Sign-up: February 22

Pre-trip Meeting:  March 3

Leaders: Chuck, Alaina

Tired of winter?  After a couple days of kiteboarding near Savannah, Georgia, we'll head down to Cumberland Island for some backpacking and maybe even some sunbathing.  Trip price does not include food.

 

Spring BREAK!!!  

Wilderness First Responder

Dates: March 7-15

Sign-up: January 23 

Instructor: Jeanette Stawski

Price: $500 - Deposit of $250 is due by February 1

The Wilderness First Responder course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of wilderness guides, expedition leaders, and outdoor instructors.  It is the outdoor education and recreation industry's standard for wilderness medical training.  It is the wilderness medicine training course for outdoor professionals...and the course you want your friends to have taken before you travel with them.  The course includes WMTC adult CPR certification.

 

Killington Shuttle

Dates: March 17

Sign-up: March 1

Leaders: Sam, Kevin, Mariano

Ski and snowboard coaching available!  Meet in GreenMAP at 10AM

  Adirondacks Ice Climbing Day Trip

 

 

Dates: Saturday, February 20

Sign-up: Monday, March 15

Leaders: Tom, Tyler

 

All skill levels welcome!  Meet in GreenMAP 8AM.

Telemark Ski Clinic

Date: March 21

Sign-up: March 15

Leaders: Luca

 

Learn the telemark turn.  Free your heel, ski for real.  Does not include ski pass.

Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing Day Trip

Date: March 24

Sign-up: March 15

Leaders: Mariano, Aaron

We'll go wherever the snow is best.  Skiers and snowboarders must be able to ride at an intermediate level.  Meet in GreenMAP at 8AM.

  White Mountains, NH Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing

Dates: April 2-5

Sign-up: March 22

Leaders: Bruce, Alaina

Pre-trip meeting: March 31 at 8:30PM

 

Access some of the best backcountry terrain in the east!  We will be camping for this three-day weekend.  Participants must be able to ski black diamond ski trails with confidence.

Adirondacks Backpacking, NY

Dates: April 2-5

Pre-trip Meeting: Wednesday, March 31, 8:30pm

Sign-up: March 22

Leaders: Derek, Jon

 

Ring in spring with this early backpacking trip!

Whitewater Kayaking GMAPIT

Dates: April 10-11

Pre-trip Meeting: April 7

Sign-up: n/a

Leaders: Bruce

 

Whitewater training for GreenMAP Paddling Instructors. 

 

Telemark Ski Clinic

Dates: April 11

Sign-up: March 29

Leaders: Luca

 

Learn the telemark turn.  Free your heel, ski for real.  Does not include ski pass. 

 

Whitewater Day Trip

Dates: April 14

Sign-up: April 5

Leaders: Bruce, Ben, Kevin

 

Participants must be able to paddle class II whitewater with confidence.  Meet in GreenMAP at 8AM. 

 

Lake George Sea Kayaking

Dates: April 16-18

Pre-trip Meeting: April 14

Sign-up: April 5

Leaders: Mariano, Aaron

 

Tour the islands of the Lake George Narrows. 

 

Adirondacks Rock Climbing

Dates: April 16-18

Pre-trip Meeting: April 14

Sign-up: April 5

Leaders: Nath H., Tyler

 

All skill levels welcome! 

 

Whitewater Canoe Day Trip

Dates: April 21

Pre-trip Meeting: April 12

Sign-up: April 5

Leaders: Bruce, Kevin

 

Learn the basics of paddling tandem canoes in whitewater.  Meet in GreenMAP at 8AM. 

 

ACA Course Prep Day

Dates: April 28

Sign-up: April 12

Leaders: Bruce

 

Practice day for the upcoming ACA Course.

 

ACA Level 3:4 Whitewater Instructor Development Workshop/Certification Exam

Dates: April 25-May 2

Sign-up: January 18

Leaders: Ben Lawry

Cost: $300

 

This American Canoe Association Instructor Development Workshop is for paddlers with prior teaching and paddling experience and is the first step to becoming an ACA Kayak Instructor.  This may also be used as an instructor update for current instructors or certification exam for those who have already completed an IDW.  Students should be comfortable on class 3 whitewater and have a reliable roll.  For more details contact Bruce at the GreenMAP office.

 

ACA Essentials of Canoeing Course

Date: May 6

Sign-up: April 26

Leaders: Bruce

 

The ACA Essentials of River Canoeing course is designed as an introduction to paddling rivers safely.  Participants learn to catch large eddies and perform simple ferries, recognize and avoid hazards, perform rescues and respond to emergencies on moving water rivers.  No Experience Necessary!

 

Rock Climbing GMAPIT

Dates: May 12-14

Pre-trip Meeting: May 5

Sign-up: n/a

Leaders: Nate F., Bruce

 

Training in bottom managed climbing sites for GreenMAP leaders.

 

Sea Kayaking

Dates: May 17-19

Pre-trip Meeting: TBA

Sign-up: n/a

Leaders: Bruce

 

Sea kayak training for GreenMAP leaders.  Whitewater GMAPIT is a prerequisite.