Tuesday, April 18, 2017

End of the Semester and Gear

Hey All,
We did it.  We made it through another semester of super bomb trips!  We will not be having a meeting tonight because everyone is probably pulling their hair out over finals.  I would like to thank everyone who came to meetings/trips/chatted for an awesome semester of doing it outdoors.

On another note.  If you have any of our gear.  WE NEED IT BACK!  please contact me at cjm151@pitt.edu to get this gear back home.  That means look through your bags and make sure you didn't accidentally snag something from us.  There is NO penalty for having something that you may have forgotten about two years ago.  We just want our beloved gear back.

This is all.  Keep doing it outdoors.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

No Meeting 4/11 Tuesday

Hey All,
As we have fun all of our trips and what not, we will not be having a meeting today.  Good luck with finals and such!  This is it... the end of the semester.  
See some of you at Seneca and Dolly Sods,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dates for stuff

Hey all,
The minutes we sent out had March as the month.  However, this is incorrect.  All future trips will be held in April.  so put a 4 in for those 3s.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Being outside is cool (minutes)

Hi everybody,
The ohiopyle trip is going out the weekend of 3/7-3/8, we'll get an email out to the people who are going as soon as we figure out where ohiopyle is.  Sorry folks, signups are closed.

Skydiving = Officially Canceled.  too few of TWO signed up. So we cannot run the trip. Sad sad

Seneca rocks and Dolly Sods are the weekend of 3/15-3/16, come chase the easter bunny up rocks or through the woods.  

Dolly Sods is our advanced level backpacking trip, it'll be about 10 miles a day through trees and stuff in West (or Best) Virginia. 

Seneca rocks is a big tall rock thing in West Virginia that we're going to climb up and then go back down and climb up again and its going to be nuts.  It's a more advanced climbing trip so make sure you get up to the Trees climbing wall some time Monday to Thursday from 4-10 o'clock for a workshop to learn how to rappel, lead belay, manage ropes, and deal with trad gear.  It will take about 30 minutes to get a handle on each thing if you are new to these skills.  The Seneca trip isn't confirmed yet but we will let you know when we confirm it.

In the mean time go do something cool outside of a building, peace

Meeting 9 pm 4/4

Hey All,
We will have our meeting tonight (Tuesday 4/4) at 9 pm on the Union Patio, Because it's April and we want to get outdoors.  
We will be having signups for Dolly Sods Backpacking and Seneca Rocks.
See you guys there
Con-no-r aka Conno

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mega Munchy Minutes

Hey Mega Munchers,

Spring is in the air, that means trips.. over roots and rocks.  But really some super cool trips.

Last Weekend,

People from the Pitt Fossil Free Coalition came on by tonight.  It was swell.

We went to the new last weekend, walked the walk, climbed the climb.

This Weekend 3/31-4/2
We are going to the Laurel Highlands to walk with big ol' backpacks on!  Signups are closed for this trip and everyone who is going should know when they are leaving.  

Weekend of 4/7-4/9
We are going to Ohioplye State Park.  (NO! it is not a pile in Ohio, easy mistake though).  This is our big intro trip.  We take 30-50 people.  We will be doing hiking, climbing, and rafting (weather dependent) whether the weather likes us.  If you want to climb we strongly advise that you learn to belay at the Pitt Climbing Wall any time Monday-Thursday 4-10, Friday 1-7, Saturday 1-6. If you have questions aboot white water contact Zach at zta6@pitt.edu.  
Sign up here

Also the weekend of 4/7-4/9  
We will also be A-JUMPING...  FROM PLANES! We will be skydiving folks.  So if you are hype, contact Anna at alg162@pitt.edu.  the cost is $209 (This is a very discounted group rate).  To secure a spot pay a $50 deposit.  You can give this to Anna at 510 WPU before 12 pm on weekdays.  You can give it to Rita at the Pitt Climbing wall Monday or Wednesday 4-7.  Deposits are due by Tuesday 4/4.   

That is All for the outdoor news for now.
Your sleepy Velocity Pooper (VP haha.... haha)

Meeting Tuesday 3/28

Hey All,
We are having our meeting tonight (Tuesday 3/28) at 9 pm in the Cathedral room 221.  Be there to sign up for the Ohiopyle Trip.  We will also be hearing from fossil free pitt.  It's my party, I can cry if I want to.
See you there,

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Minutes in the Mud

Hey Mud Monsters.
We got some hip stuff coming up.  
Weekend of 3/25
We are going to the New River Gorge to go Cl-clclclimbing (imagine rap air horn babababaaaaa)
The final trip list will be out sometime tomorrow.  
Once your spot is secured on the list, if you need gear email Christian at cjs197@pitt.edu and he will rangle it all up.  

Weekend of 4/1
We are going backpacking at Laurel Highlands.  This is our intro level backpacking trip.  So first timers welcome! we will average roughly 7-8 miles a day (A super chill pace, Like cool runnings) Sign up here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gnouiKhbDg1VzxnrAxgooxGpFkwJIZSlsSaeOOpJNJc/edit?usp=sharing

SKYDIVING!!!SKYDIVING:Skydiving (Have I Said it Enough) 
costs $209 per person. This is a discounted rate. Based on airplane logistics, we can only take 24 people skydiving. SO - the first 24 people to commit a $50 deposit (part of that $209, not in addition to it) are good to go. With that $50, please make sure you signed up on the spreadsheet indicating you're interested: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/163n3Kt5Mk0jdYkoLhWj93KgG1NTJi8l3pEVOzAa8jsw/edit?usp=sharing. You can turn in the $50 to Anna Greenberg (she is usually in 510 WPU before noon on weekdays and at POC meetings) or Rita Kiel (can be found at the Pitt Wall between 4-7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at POC meetings). Please direct skydiving related questions to Anna (alg162@pitt.edu). 

This is all.  See you mud muckers around

Monday, March 20, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 3/21

Hey Party Poopers,
We will be having a meeting at 9 pm on Tuesday 3/21 in the Cathedral 221.  Come by and spread the hype!
We will be signing up for Laurel Highlands Backpacking to see ALLL of the empty...MT.... Mountain Laurel.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sky Diving Interest


Last semester, we dropped some of you from the sky. A few people have expressed interest in diving from the sky again this semester. If you're interested in skydiving (would happen in April, more than likely during the same weekend as a club trip), please fill out this form and come to Tuesday's meeting.

This spreadsheet is to gauge interest only. 


See ya'll Tuesday!

-Anna Greenberg

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Hey Dog 'oh's,
I know everyone is crying... because we canceled Seneca.  (I know I am)
But there is hope at the end of the tunnel!  WE GOT TRIPS

Weekend 3/24
We are going to fight our FOE... Gravity! at the New River Gorge.  This is a great rock climbing trip in West Virginia.  There will be hiking and climbing on this turny tumbly trip.  It is HIGHLY recommended that you know how to belay for this trip.  So, if you can learn how at the Pitt Wall anytime Mon-Thurs 4-10, Fri 1-7 or Sat 1-6 to learn to belay.  Sign up here

That is all for now,
Stay tuned for more trips,
Connor... the guy who lives under a rock

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meeting and Seneca Cancelation

Hey All,
Due to snow and cold wintery weather and not wanting to climb through a foot of snow the Seneca Trip is canceled for this weekend of 3/17.  I guess you'll just have to eat a snickers to be hippy happy.  

Also, our meeting will be at 9 pm tomorrow (Tuesday 3/14) in the "Katie" the Cathedral 235.  We will be doing signups on This room is diggity different than the usual room.  We will be signing up for the New River Gorge Trip. The goriest gorge trip (I mean GORGIE).

See you there.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Grady's Email Address

Hey All,
I wrote the wrong email address for Grady.  it is gtm12@pitt.edu.  This is the climbing chair.  Send him any climbing concerns/questions.

Wait a minute! MINUTES

Hey All Bread Eating (and non bread eating)

First order of business! If you are 21 or older, sign up to dive, or build a hive.. Wait no, drive vans! Without van drivers we cannot have trips!  If interested, contact me at cjm151@pitt.edu and I can tell you what to do.

Saturday 3/4
Weather dependent, we will take a climbing trip to Ohiopyle.  Right now the weather looks crumbly (like a bad pastry).  So I will let those who sign up know if we will cancel by Thursday.

Sunday, March 12th
Pool sessions.  Come swim and learn to roll a kayak to prepare for the real rivers.  I know many will be living it up on spring break, but if you want to have an awesome time in Pittsburgh,  contact Zach at zta6@pitt.edu if interested

Weekend of March 18th.
We are taking a journey to Seneca Rocks.  It is a big place for climbing rocks in West Virginia.  (or Best Virginia as some say).  We will be fighting crime against rocks AKA Climbing.  
This is our only multi-pitch climbing trip, and hour most advanced climbing trip.  You must have been on an outdoor climbing trip before to climb.  You must also know how to lead belay, rappel, clean climbing gear and do multi pitch rope systems.  We will have workshops to teach these skills.  TO do this just come up to the wall at any time, starting today Monday-Thursday 4-10 (Not Spring Break).  You MUST know all of these skills in the gym before you can climb on this trip.  Any climbing skills questions can go to our climbing chair, Grady, at gym12@pitt.edu

Thats all folks.  Have a divity divey Spring Break.  maybe a Springer Break, to see Jerry Springer. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 2/28 221 Cathedral

Hey All,
If you are deliciously cool, you should come on by the jamboree of our meeting tomorrow Tuesday (2/28) at 9 pm.  
We will watch a super inspiring adventure documentary to get storage for the pokage.  
We will do signups for a day climbing trip this Saturday 3/4
We will do Seneca Signups the the weekend of 3/18
See you goobers there

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Two Days Old Minutes

Hey All Land Lovers (And White Water Whales Too),
Sorry so late. But I had trivia to win (and lose more).  
We had a great time climbing and hiking last weekend!
Last Week was Schenely Park, Now we are forging our way to Frick Park! On Taterday (because tattoos are cool) but Saturday, we are hiking around Frick Park.  Meet Saturday at 10:30 am at the William Pitt Union.  I will be on time this time (haha tim like time)  Sign up here.
Thats all folks.  Get stoked and psyched for this warm weather :)
Connor the Condor

Monday, February 20, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 2/21 9pm

Hey All Outdoors people,
We are having a meeting on Two is yay (Tuesday) at 9 pm in 221 Cathedral of learning.  We will get amped for the coming spring together.  Although, it kind of seems like its already here. 
See you at the thing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Eat em up Minutes

Howdy people of the outside,
Hope all is swell, and dreaming of sweltering.  Your dreams will come true! it will be warm the weekend HOOOOYAA! So we are going to have some trip trop flip flops

Saturday 2/18
We will have a day hike through the mysterious land of Schenely Park.  We shall meetith at 10:30 am outside the WPU.  feel free to bring frisbees and stuff.

Sunday 2/19
Also, to kick this weekend in the butt, we are taking a climbing trip.  Details tbd.  But we shall of up (and down safely).   Sign up here

Thats all all (as in everybody), Have a bump, set spike of a week.
Connor the Gnarbar

Meeting tonight 9 pm 2/14

Hey All, 
Our super swanky meeting will be tonight (Tuesday 2/14) in The Cathedral of Leaning (like the leaning tower of pizza) room 221 at 9 pm.  
See you there

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Potential Collaboration

Hello Outdoors Club,

We were wondering if you guys would be interested in coordinating an event, such as hiking or camping, with us this semester. 

We figured a good way to help our members learn about the ecology around them is to get outdoors! We thought you guys would have a lot more experience and expertise in terms of coordinating outdoors events and thought we could provide an interesting ecology background to the event. 

Let us know if you guys are interested and we can talk more!


Pitt Ecology Club Officers



Pitt Ecology Club


WPU 538 @6:00pm (every other Monday)

Follow us on Facebook to stay updated with future events, and to stay informed about cool ecology/science articles and resources!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Other useful info

Sorry for the double email today folks

Some fellow POC people are taking part in the 2017 Sustainable Solutions Competition

They are trying to promote a bike co-op on campus, which would be really awesome!

 I think this aligns quite well with our interests, so I am passing along in hopes that you might find this interesting and get involved! 

What can you do?

They are giving a presentation today:

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: William Pitt Union Ballroom

And following a few other presentations, there is an audience based vote that weighs heavily on who gets the funding! 

If you can, go help them out!! 


Meeting Tuesday 2/7 9 pm

Hey All Outside Folk,
Come to our meeting tonight, Tuesday, 2/7 at 9pm in the Cathedral of Learning 313.  Be aware, this is a different room from where we usually meet.  
Come out for elections to vote and make your voice heard and help us decide who will run the club next year. 
See you there,

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Not So Watery Minutes

Hey all Outdoors Enthusiasts,
We had another fun filled meeting last night.  We held a presentation about a trip out to Joshua Tree National Park and Red Rock that some people took.  
Elections will be next Tuesday 2/7.  It is not too late to run!  If you are interested, email Matt at mmc102@pitt.edu.  Here is the officer role list! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13XXXQQCZ-64cVEhOeG-ElAUGnqUnEm5AUd7lB9G8oMQ/edit?usp=sharing
We have some pool sessions coming up!  If you are interested in learning to white water kayak, this is for you.  You can learn the basics of rolling a kayak.  They will be Sunday, February 12th 8am - 12pm and Sunday March 12th 8am - 12pm.  For more info on this and all things whitewater, email Zach at zta6@pitt.edu.
Listen up all ye climbers! The Pitt Climbing Wall Competition will be on Saturday, February 11th.  Registration starts at 9 am.  Here is the Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/events/239110599870246/
That is all folks.
See you next week,

Monday, January 30, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 1/31

Hey you people of the outdoors,
We will be having our meeting on Tuesday 1/31 at 9pm in 221 Cathedral.  
We will be having a presentation about some of the members' trip west over winter break. 
Elections will be the following meeting on Tuesday 2/7.  Get your nominations to matt at mmc102@pitt.edu.  See previous minutes for the position sheet.
Toodles and Noodles, 
See you there.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Outdoor Moo Cow Minutes

Derpyderp Outdoor Tippers,
I hip hope you all had a great time with this tropicana weather.
We bought a new raft and pump!  That means that we can expand the locations and frequency of our white water rafting trips.  So get raving for rapids!
Our contract with Venture Outdoors is over, so we will not be working with them anymore.  So that means no free ski trip.  However, if you are hankering from that ski bug, check out Pitt's two ski clubs.https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittskiandboardclub/
Next week we will be holding elections.  All positions are on the table.  This includes, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, white water chair, climbing chair, backpacking/hiking chair, special events chair, gear master, and caving chair.  Details for each position can be seen in the link below.   Make sure you get your nominations into Matt if you want to run for something.  email those to him at mmc102@pitt.edu.
Anna and Rita also went over protocol for handling hypothermia and heat stroke, it was chilling, and heated, somehow at the same time.
That is all Folk.
Besties till the endsies!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Meeting Tuesday 1/24

Hear Ye Outdoorsy Folk,
We are holding king's court (AKA Meeting) tomorrow, Tuesday 1/24 at 9 pm in the Cathedral 221.  Be there to be less sad about the incoming cold weather, and reminisce about this tropical weather.  Learn about Wilderness First Aid, Chat a bit.
See you there,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Meeting Wrap-Up 1/17/16

Hey Folks,

A few things:

There is a clean up happening around the climbing wall on Penn Ave. Check that out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173123879833922/

Elections will take place on the first Tuesday of Feb. Let me know what your interesting in running for via email or in person.

options include:

climbing chair
whitewater chair
backpacking/hiking chair
special events chair
caving chair
and gear master/mistress

The POC specific events for the semester can be found on the calender (http://pittoutdoors.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html). I should have more info on the venture outdoors trips by next week.    

We will have some T-shirts for sale at next weeks meeting, 16 bucks/shirt

if you have any club gear PLEASE return it ASAP.

Have a good week.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Meeting on Tuesday the 17th

Hello Folk, 

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend. 

We have a meeting @ 9pm tomorrow in Cathy 349.  

Assuming the room has a projector, I am going to give a 10-15 minute presentation on some trips I've done and a few things I've learned along the way.  I'd like to think it's not just meaningless spray, but it has a ton of photos so you can always just tune me out. 

Hope to see you then, 


Monday, January 9, 2017

No Meeting and Sustainability Solutions Competition

Hey All Outdoorsy Folk,
I hope everyone had a fergilicious Christmas break.  There will be no meeting this Tuesday 1/10.  Our first meeting will be next Tuesday 1/17 at 9 pm location TBD.  Matt will be talking about his trip to the Alps to get some winter stoke going.  Hope to see you there.  
Also, check out this competition!


Guess what?! There's STILL TIME to sign up for the Sustainable Solutions competition! You can sign up with a team OR as an individual.

Not sure what Sustainable Solutions is? Like us on Facebook at "Sustainable Solutions 2017" to learn more or read below!

Signing up with this link DOES NOT mean you have to compete! It simply means you will attend one or both of our introductory information sessions tomorrow (1/10) and Wednesday (1/11), both from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in WPU 548. 

If you sign up as an individual, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you attend both of these sessions, as they will be excellent opportunities for you to form teams with other students that signed up individually.

Even if YOU are not interested, PLEASE SEND THIS ALONG to people who might be!

Thank you! And let me know if you have any questions!
-Anna Greenberg

What is the Sustainable Solutions Competition (SSC)?

The Sustainable Solutions Competition creates a forum for interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to create a plan for a sustainable campus initiative to be implemented at the University of Pittsburgh.  The winning team receives project funding (up to $10,000), implementation guidance from the Student Office of Sustainability and the Office of PittServes and each team member will receive an individual gift.