Hi! We're the Mountaineers, the premier outdoor adventure club at the Ohio State University.

Check out our upcoming trips to see what's going on,
and be sure to take a look at photos from our past trips!

Our Purpose

Mountaineers at Ohio State strives to empower our members to grow outside of their comfort zones; we seek to create an inviting, solid community of outdoors-people at Ohio State; we offer to our members the opportunity to have life-changing experiences and make lifelong friends. All the while, we hope to lead the next generation of outdoors-people by example to value adventure, embrace challenge, and to make lifelong habits of continual learning and service.

About Us

Our club was founded in the early 1970's by students and faculty with a common goal: to climb Mt. Denali in Alaska. Their successful summit of the third most-prominent mountain on Earth set the bar for high for pursuit of adventure, safety, and life-changing experiences. The Mountaineers have expanded to encompass all realms of outdoor activities ranging from biking and skiing, to caving and climbing. Membership is just $20/semester (or $30/year) and gets you: free access to our gear room; discounts at numerous outdoors outfitters; and of course, sweet Mountaineers trips for very little $$!

Current Officers

Miles Van Blarcum


Tim Lowry


Steph Arbuckle


Gus Wuslin


Tal Shutkin

Gear Manager

Andy Boyadzhiev

Clinics Coordinator

Maria Ulatowski

Volunteer Coordinator

Johnathan King

Trips Coordinator

Sam Roberts

Safety Coordinator

Alec Bell


Upcoming Trips

Fall Break is Oct. 11-14, and time off means time to go. Check out our fall break trips below.


Acadia National Park

Located in Maine, Acadia National Park is one of the most beautiful places to visit in America during the fall. We will be climbing, kayaking, and consuming various lobster-based products.


Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Like backpacking and mountains? Then this is the trip for you! Sign up to check out the fall foliage of the Smokies at the height of the changing colors.


Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

What better way to experience the fall than to head up to Pictured Rocks in Michigan? We will be backpacking along a cliff on the coast of Lake Michigan.


Check out some of the places we've been...

Mt. Washington (NH)

Big Bend (TX)

New River Gorge (WV)

Arches and Canyonlands (UT)

Rocky Mountain (CO)

Red River Gorge (KY)

Great Smoky Mountains (TN)

Acadia (ME)

Red Rock Canyon (NV)


Be sure to join our Facebook group and to sign up for our mailing list,
and please reach out to osumountaineering@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.