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  • Rich and Marcia have opened the Harvard Cabin for the 2014-2015 season! Happy hiking, climbing and skiing!
  • The 2015 Summer Grant Trip Proposals are due in one week, December 24th!
  • The annual winter "Daks Trip" dates are January 18-25! Click for more info.
  • Ueli Steck Visited Campus!


What adventures have you been having? Submit your trip reports!

The Harvard Cabin opens for the 2014-2015 season the first week of December!

Summer Grant Trip Proposals are due December 24th. Find out more here.

Book January 18-25 for the 2015 Daks Ice ClimbingTrip! More info here!

Welcome to the Harvard Mountaineering Club!

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.

More trip reports coming soon! Submit your own here!

News and Updates

Cabin Update: November 26, 2014

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 […]

Summer Trip Proposals Due December 24

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 […]

Daks Trip Jan 18-25 2015: Learn to Ice Climb and Have an Adventure!

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 […]

Cabin Update – April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014Harvard Cabin Mountaineers,The 2013/14 Harvard  Cabin season has come to a close. Once again, a lifetime of lighthearted and often hilarious memories crammed into a whirlwind four months! A great many thanks to all Harvard Cabin guests, friends, and regulars, The United States Forest Service Snow Rangers / The Mount Washington Avalanche Center, […]

Cabin Update – March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 Harvard Cabin Mountaineers, Hello everyone and Happy Spring! Good News…Winter is just getting started! Bad News…the final weekend of the 2013/14 Harvard Cabin season is on-tap! Thanks to everyone for another fantastic season! It’s hard to believe it’s over…again. The season seems so short…it feels like we just got here! Many thanks […]

Featured Trip Reports

HMC Summer Trip: The North Cascades, 2008

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 […]

HMC Summer Trip: The Selkirks, 2011

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

Dent du Géant – July 2012

‘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 […]

Cathedral, November 2014

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, […]

High E, Horseman, and some night climbing

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, […]

Fall Intro Rock Trip: Red Rocks

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, […]

Spring Intro to Trad 2014 – Gunks

This spring there was a concerted effort within a faction of the club to begin leading trad. Materials were distributed to learn the basic theory behind anchor making and placements. Theory was then followed by an intro-to-intro to Trad trip to Crow Hill and an Intro to Trad trip to the Gunks. The Gunks was […]