Winter Outing Adventures

February 5, 2015

Happy Thursday Everyone!

 

This winter I chose to not pass up on an amazing opportunity and joined the Outing Club.   The Winter Outing Club is a new extracurricular activity this year here at Gould.   A group of eight of us students load up in an activity van every day and drive away and do some really cool things.  Here is just a small sample of all of the variety of activities we have been able to take part in.

 

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Skinned up the Tuckerman Ravine trail to enjoy the view and ski down the Sherburn ski trail

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Skinned up and skied down the Mount Washington Auto Road. Here Elle ’17 and Jackson ’15 take in the hard earned view of Mt. Adams and Madison.

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Skiing down Sunday River after waking up at 5am to earn our turns

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The crew scoping out Wildcat on our Auto Road adventure.

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Skinning up Bim’s Whim on a fresh powder day at Sunday River.

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Learning how to belay and repel in Bingham Gym prior to our first ice climbing adventure with Mr. Hayward.

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The view of the sunset over Mt. Washington on our first overnight trip.

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Skinning up Mr. Abram in near blizzard-esque conditions with Nick ’16 and Chase ’16.

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Elle ’17 posing for a picture mid-way down the fresh corduroy on the Auto Road.

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Stomping down the on-camupus single track mountain biking trails with snowshoes prior to the first ever “fat bike” race.

Maybe the most amazing aspect of these adventures is that an entire school day of classes fits perfectly around this fun.  Only at Gould can you leave  school after half day classes on Wednesday, drive 3o minutes over the the highest mountains in the New England, skin up a mountain to camp out in a cabin at the top with friends, only to ski down the next morning to make it back to class Thursday morning.

 

Thanks for reading and until next week!

Aiden

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  1. Avatar Nancy says:

    Looks like fun:) What a wonderful opportunity, this Outing Club, and how great to take advantage of the Wed/Thurs schedule – the icing on the cake!!

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