Outdoor Clubs

The backcountry club strives to provide resources that enable students to get out skiing and snowboarding in the backcountry. We offer the avalanche one course every year and the avalanche two course every other year at a reduced price to ensure that students who are part of the club are learning how to make safe decisions regarding where to ride in the backcountry. Money spent on gas to and from the mountain can be reimbursed if it's a club trip! Pick your own backcountry adventure and we help facilitate the fun...

Contact People: Nathan Liechty (liechtnw@whitman.edu) and Tia Herdman (herdmate@whitman.edu)

The primary purpose of Whitman College Whitewater Club is to provide opportunities for the Whitman community to engage in whitewater kayaking, canoeing, and rafting, and to provide the skills and training necessary to safely participate in these activities. the club organizes beginner- oriented trips, as well as intermediate adn advacnced trips year-round that go beyond what students are exposed to through WCOP trips. Through these trips, we strive to expose the Whitman community to the greater whitewater community of the Pacific Northwest, and to issue of conservation, ecology, and river accessibility. All students of Whitman College interested in the Whitewater Club are invited to become members by attending at least one meeting and joining our listserve. By joining the listerv you will receive emails about trips, events, meetings, special announcements, etc. Members are encouraged to come to open kayak and kayak polo games at the BFFC pool. 

Contact People: Chase Martin (martinct@whitman.edu) and Katie Parker (parkerkm@whitman.edu)

Rock Climbing Club