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Intro Ice trips the weekends of December 31st and January 7th! More info here.
Book your calendar for Winter Skills Weekend, February 13-16, at the Harvard Cabin on Mt. Washington!
Spring Break trips, Mar 13-22, have been announced: a rock trip to Red River Gorge, and a snow and ice trip Baxter State Park, home of Katahdin!
Since 1924, the Harvard Mountaineering Club has gotten members of the Harvard community outside and into the mountains, doing everything from hiking the White Mountains and learning to rock climb at Quincy Quarries to embarking on major expeditions and setting up first ascents around the world. Although we are an undergraduate run organization, we are open to all members of the Harvard community (undergrads, grad students, post docs, faculty, staff, business/law/medical school student, etc.).
We invite you to come to our meetings, every Thursday night at 8:00 PM in Claverly Hall. This is when we share stories from previous trips and make plans for the next weekend, break, expeditions or other bigger trips. We are also known to engage in some general revelry. If you can't make a Thursday meeting, don't worry. The Mountain List is a great resource to find partners to climb with.
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News and Updates
What: Begginer-intermediate ice climbing day trips to nearby top-rope accessible areas with your HMC friends Check out here for a better idea of what this should look like. . Where: TBD, will vary by day and group! . When: We will have day trips going out both Saturday and Sunday, Jan 31 and Fed 1. Expect […]
December 19, 2014 Seasons Greetings Mountaineers, Click to Enlarge Happy Friday! Despite a better then normal December on Mt. Washington, I’ll skip right to the chase. This weekend is going to be one of the highlights of the season! It was a beautiful day in the Mt. Washington Valley, however, things up high are only […]
November 26, 2014Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Harvard Cabin opens for the 2014-15 Season on Monday, December 1st, 2014! Well, folks, it’s that time again…time to enjoy time on a windy mountain and catch-up on the latest conditions and cabin news from one very long-winded caretaker. After an awesome summer in The Sprinter, Marcia and I are […]
If you have climbing and mountaineering dreams you want to see come true, the HMC summer grants can help make that happen. All you need to do is find other HMC members who share your dream and write a quick trip proposal (directions found here; examples found here). Applications are due December 24th and the […]
We’re pleased to announce our annual trip to the Adirondacks will be taking place Jan 18-25. The trip is a great opportunity to ice climb, ski, hike, and enjoy the great outdoors in the winter. The cost is a $20 registration fee and $20/day. This includes food, lodging, and equipment, but not gas. Money is due […]
Featured Trip Reports
With last week’s cold spell the ice season has finally truly begun! We had a packed weekend trip! Four cars, including: Nicholas Joseph (College ’17), Ye Fu (Chemistry postdoc), Kilian Dahlem (HMS), Jonathan Scheff (HGSE), Theresa Cheng (HGSE), Bryan Nelson (HGSE), Clint Montague (MIT Sloan), Rajko Radovanovic (College ’17), made a two day trip. The first […]
The North Cascades: Trip Overview by Dunbar Carpenter The Harvard Mountaineering Club has a long and illustrious history of activity in the mountainous regions of North America, a history that today’s club both reveres and struggles to live up to. In recent years, the HMC has had considerable success as a climbing club, as we […]
In August of 2011, seven Harvard Mountaineers set off into the wilderness of the Northern Selkirk mountains in eastern British Columbia to climb Mt Sir Sandford. The trip included former HMC President Jimmy Watts, organic chemistry graduate student David Ford, and five undergraduate officers: Kathryn Sall, Sam Brotherton, Nick Waldo, Chris Heller, and Peter McCarthy. […]
Most Recent Trip Reports
While the main HMC group was across the Saco river at Frankenstein cliffs preparing for the Daks, my partner, Florian Huber, and I headed over to Shoestring gully on Mt. Webster for our first ice climb of the season. Shoestring gully is an easy ice and snow climb that makes for a fine mountaineering adventure. […]
‘Absolutely inaccessible by fair means!’ – Albert F. Mummery The year was 1880, the alps had been conquered both the Golden age of mountaineering had come to an end with the first ascent of the Matterhorn fifteen years ago in 1865. Now, too, the Silver age of mountaineering was drawing to a close. Only a few peaks remained […]
We had three cars head out to Cathedral this past weekend. In attendance were William Bloxham, Nicholas Joseph, William Spearman, David Migl, Daniel Bridgwater, Rishi Reddy, Erik Tamre, David Hu, Claire Stolz, Eugene Kwan, and Rajko Radovanovic. We split up into three groups: one went up Funhouse and Upper Refuse, another climbed at the North End, […]
We had two cars head out to the Gunks this past weekend + 1 car of friends meeting up with us from New York. One car headed up on Saturday, including Ye Fu, David Migl, Yunan Gao and Alex both from MIT. On the way there, we decided to do the Beginner’s Delight (5.4), a three-pitch climb, […]
We got out this weekend for an intro trip to Red Rocks, MA. We had a great time top-roping some fun climbs and we had some more experienced members get in a couple nice trad leads as well! Trip participants were Remi Yang, Erik Tamre, William Bloxham, Christine Tian, Nick Bobbs, Ivan Ivanov, Ali Monfre, […]