Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meeting 47 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,  

We're meeting in G24 Cathy at 9pm tomorrow, March 21.  

T-shirts are in, so if you ordered one bring $15 and be sure to emotionally prepare yourself to be the most fashionable son/daughter of a gun on campus.

Sign ups for Ohiopyle will be tonight, the trip is March 30 to April 1 so bust out your bunny ears and unleavened bread because you'll be Passover and Easter in the woods with all the coolest kids at Pitt.  There will be all kinds of psych stoking stuff to do on this trip, including whitewater rafting, climbing, and all that sweet sweet hiking. 

Hope everyone's having a bearable Monday!



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meeting minutes for 39 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

Here's the sign up for the March 24 trip to Raystown Lake for some awesome mountain biking.  
If you don't have a mountain bike don't despair, we're renting a bunch for the day so if want to ride all you need is your self and a willingness to shred.  

On March 25th, from 12:30 - 4 the Pitt Climbing Wall is holding a friendly bouldering open house for Pitt students, there will be a bunch of cool new problems set for people to send and chances to win some sweet sweet prizes.

Last but not least, the Pitt News is doing a March Madness bracket thing with all the student orgs on campus, and the winner gets a whole bunch of free food from Hello Bistro.  To win we just have to go to https://pittnews.com once a week and vote for ourselves, we're up against the band this week though so all that free food isn't going to come without a fight.  People are already getting psyched for midterm elections, but their a long ways off.  Think of this as voting practice, but instead of effecting political change you're voting for free lunch.  Everyone likes lunch.  Lunch is bipartisan as hell.  So get out there and prove Friedman wrong, vote Free Lunch 2018.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meeting 39 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We're meeting tonight at 9 in G24 Cathy.  Tonight there will be sign ups for the mountain biking day trip to Raystown Lake on March 24th.  We'll be renting bikes so you don't need a mountain bike to come, but if you have one by all means bring it.  Hope to see everyone tonight!


Tuesday, February 27, 2018

25 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

I'm sorry to bum you out like this right in the middle of midterms, but we're not having a meeting this week.  

If you need a super fun study break though, you should fill out this awesome survey.  It'll brighten your day and help us make the Outdoors Club better! 

Hope everyone kills it on their midterms and has a great spring break!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Brand of the Month - Steep Deals on La Sportiva Shoes

Hi Folks!

You might have already heard, but....  the Outdoors Club is establishing a sweeet Brand of the Month deal through College Outside! Every month we will highlight a particular brand, which we are able to get products at steep discounts (think wholesale prices here) and extend those savings to you through a group order (s/o to College Outdoors, the real MVP).

Our first Brand of the Month is La Sportiva, a company that makes quality climbing, hiking, and running shoes. If your looking to hit the crags once PA finally dries out and hit the gym in the meantime, this is definitely something you should take advantage of.

Here is the link to the items:



Here is the link to order items:



If you would like to be a part of the group order, please fill out the order form, and give me cash or check (made out to the University of Pittsburgh) for the correct amount (as listed in the items spreadsheet). I will be at the Tree's Hall Climbing Wall the following dates and times to collect money and answer questions:

Friday, Feb. 23 2-7pm

Saturday, Feb 24 1-6pm

Monday,  Feb 26 8-10pm

Wednesday, Feb 28 4-7pm


There are no returns or exchanges, so make sure you choose the appropriate size/style/color of whatever you want. All orders and money should be turned in no later than Thursday March 1st (1 week from today). The gear should arrive just after Spring Break!


If you have any questions, comments, or ideas, let me know!

All the best,

Nicole Thompson

net26@pitt.edu / nthompson2298@gmail.com / (909)395-6364

P.s. Have a great day!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Meeting minutes 18 days after Groundhog Day

Hey folks,

We didn't really do much tonight, there was some awesome slacklining and Olivia and Steve showed off some dope talents.  Everyone should check out the email Nicole sent out to snag some gear at a nice steep discount.  The Student Office of Sustainability is showing a sustainability film festival this Friday from 7-10 on the fifth floor of the Union, it looks pretty sweet.

Hope everyone has a nice night and a great spring break!


Meeting tonight location change

Hey folks,

Sorry this is coming so late, but it's way too nice to stay inside so we're not going to.  The meeting tonight is moving from g24 cathy to the William Pitt Union Patio.  It's still at 9pm, just outside now.