Winter School 2000 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Winter school 2000
1 / 30

  • Updated On :
  • Presentation posted in: Sports / Games

Winter School 2000. MIT Outing Club. Goals of Winter School. Introduce wilderness winter sports Teach techniques Demonstrate equipment Teach safety Instill wilderness ethics Provide first hand experience. Activities. Hiking (below and above treeline) Winter Camping

Related searches for Winter School 2000

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.

Download Presentationdownload

Winter School 2000

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript

Winter school 2000 l.jpg

Winter School 2000

MIT Outing Club

Goals of winter school l.jpg

Goals of Winter School

  • Introduce wilderness winter sports

  • Teach techniques

  • Demonstrate equipment

  • Teach safety

  • Instill wilderness ethics

  • Provide first hand experience

MITOC Winter School

Activities l.jpg


  • Hiking (below and above treeline)

  • Winter Camping

  • Cross-Country Skiing

  • Ice Climbing (limited)

MITOC Winter School

Why winter school l.jpg

Why Winter School?

  • Everybody is here with free time (IAP)

  • Unique challenges posed by weather and terrain

  • Mountains are less crowded

  • Preparation for other expeditions

MITOC Winter School

Pre requisites l.jpg


  • No winter experience necessary

  • Mild weather experience desired but not necessary

  • Open mind (accept what others teach you)

  • Common sense (know your limits)

  • Enthusiasm is welcome

MITOC Winter School

Overview l.jpg


  • Why is attendance important?

  • First and most important things (clothing, food)

  • Cool stuff (lectures, movies, talk shows)

  • Leaders are people too - ask questions, get to know them, make friends

MITOC Winter School

Inherent danger l.jpg

Inherent Danger

  • Winter environment is unforgiving

  • You will be far away (up to a day) from any help

  • Serious injury can result from frostbite, injury, and other accidents. You can lose digits or entire body parts

  • Death can occur from hypothermia, exposure, accidents, drowning, and other ways

  • Several people die every year in the White Mountains, especially the Presidentials

MITOC Winter School

Why winter school8 l.jpg

Why Winter School?

  • Safety

  • Preparation

  • Fun

MITOC Winter School

Lonesome lake l.jpg

Lonesome Lake

Mt pierce l.jpg

Mt. Pierce

Cannon mountain l.jpg

Cannon Mountain

Mt liberty l.jpg

Mt. Liberty

Kinsman pond l.jpg

Kinsman Pond

Adirondacks l.jpg


Adirondacks xc skiing l.jpg

Adirondacks – XC Skiing

Adirondacks camp l.jpg

Adirondacks - Camp

Dog sledding in new hampshire l.jpg

Dog Sledding in New Hampshire

Ice climbing entering the flume l.jpg

Ice Climbing – entering the Flume

Ice climbing the flume l.jpg

Ice Climbing – the Flume

Mixed ice climbing rumney l.jpg

Mixed Ice Climbing – Rumney

Sugarloaf l.jpg


Sugarloaf gourmet camp cooking l.jpg

Sugarloaf – Gourmet Camp Cooking

Mt washington l.jpg

Mt. Washington

Mt washington lunar base l.jpg

Mt. Washington – lunar base

Swiss alps l.jpg

Swiss Alps

Highway glacier baffin island l.jpg

Highway Glacier, Baffin Island

Kilimanjaro 5895m l.jpg

Kilimanjaro (5895m)

Logistics l.jpg


  • Monday lectures concern special topics:

    xc skiing, orienteering, cold-weather injuries, avalanches

  • Wednesday lectures cumulative and mandatory:

    clothing, day hikes, overnights, above treeline travel, safety

  • Gear rental Thursday (8-9pm)

  • Weekend outing

  • Return gear on Monday (5-6pm)

    Lectures: 2-190, 7:00-9:30pm

    Office: 4th floor Student Center (w20-461)

    Bring Checkbook – No Cash or Credit Cards

MITOC Winter School

Trip schedule l.jpg

Trip Schedule

Week 1

Below tree-line day hiking, XC skiing

Week 2

Above tree-line hiking, XC skiing, snow camping

Week 3 and later

Multi-day hikes and sustained above tree-line travel

We will continue to have easier hikes throughout Winter School if demand is sufficient.

MITOC Winter School

Today s lecture l.jpg

Today’s Lecture

  • Introduction

  • Clothing

  • Food and water

  • Basic Gear

  • Mountain Weather

  • Hypothermia

  • Cars

  • Weekend Trip sign up

MITOC Winter School

  • Login