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.
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 $$!
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.