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Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety. This is a way for the POC to get out of the flatlands of Indiana and reach great heights to over 14,000 ft.  A good number of POCers graduate and move out west. 

 

Annual Labor Day Trip!

Annual Labor Day Trip!

mountaineeringIt’s time for the annual Labor Day trip out in Colorado for some 14,000 ft mountain love! On the menu this year is Huron Peak (14,003’)!  This is one of the easier peaks in Colorado however, we do have options to make the route longer for those who want it. In general there is a short option that is 9.2 miles round trip, a long option at 13 miles, and an option that ranges from 10-13 miles that takes us up as many as 4 extra 13,000 ft peaks. Everyone will make a net elevation gain of 3750 feet though the ones who choose to do the multi-peak route will have more elevation change. This trip is closed, but sign up in case someone drops -  Sign up for this trip

Sierra Mountains - California

Sierra Mountains - California

mountaineeringLocated in California and Nevada, this mountain range contains some of the most beautiful landscapes in all the world. The terrain is so varied that one may start out in desert conditions and end up with the sound of crunching ice under foot and the ring of a distant ice ax in a remote frozen gully well above timberline.  The POC West frequents this range all the time.

Link: Sierra Mountains trails
Book: The High Sierra: Peaks, Passes, and Trails

Rocky Mountains - Colorado

Rocky Mountains - Colorado

mountaineeringThe Rocky mountains of Colorado attract thousands of visitors each year.  There are more 14ers in this state than any other, the POC climbs these mountains quite often.  The POC generally sanctions one trip each year over Labor Day weekend.

Link: www.14ers.com
Book: Colorado 14er Disasters: Victims of the Game
Book: Colorado's Fourteeners, 3rd Ed. From Hikes to Climbs
Books: Colorado Mountain Guidebooks (Google them)

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

mountaineeringLocated in New Hampshire and is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft.  Famous for dangerously erratic weather. Positioned in the White Mountains conveniently located in the path of three main weather systems from Canada, the Midwest and the South that converge right on top of it.  Best of luck to you in the Winter.  As you see from the pictures on this page, it is possible.

Link: National Geographic: Mount Washington

Cascade Range

Cascade Range

mountaineeringA major mountain range of western North America, extending from southern British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to Northern California.  A bit far from Purdue, but the extreme West POCers climb these.

Mount Rainier
Mt. Baker
Mount St. Helens
Mount Adams
Mount Hood

Grand Tetons - Wyoming

Grand Tetons - Wyoming

mountaineeringA United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, consisting of approximately 310,000 acres and includes the major peaks of the 40-mile long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of the valley known as Jackson Hole.

Link: Grand Tetons

  • Annual Labor Day Trip!

  • Sierra Mountains - California

  • Rocky Mountains - Colorado

  • Mount Washington

  • Cascade Range

  • Grand Tetons - Wyoming

Wetterhorn Peak Hike

Wetterhorn Peak | by Brennan Johnson

Uncompahgre Peak Hike

Uncompahgre Peak | by Brennan Johnson
Founded in 1946 
Built for The POC by Charles 
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