About The Trek
This trek provides incoming first-years the unique experience of climbing in the Adirondacks. A professional guide will lead six first-years and two leaders at a cliff in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks known as “The Courthouse.” Participants will be camping at the Bear Brook Shelter, which is along the approach trail to the cliff. Some prior camping experience is preferred, but no prior climbing experience or gear is needed

Difficulty: 3/5

Trek Leaders

Name: Amanda Cabal
Year: Take 5
Major: History and International Relations
Hometown: Union Springs, NY
Involvement on Campus: Greek Life, Club Soccer
Fun Fact: I’m the coolest leader.

Name: Matt Sperr
Year: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Williamson, NY
Involvement on Campus: Greek Life, Club Baseball, Club Soccer, UR Makers, Bio mechanics TA
Fun Fact: I put out a fire on campus my first year!

August 18th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Trekees’ Move In
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening BBQ
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trek Leaders Check Trekees’ Gear
August 19th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Drive to Adirondacks (Lunch @Noon)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Arrive at Adirondacks, Pick Up Bear Canisters
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Arrive at Trail Head, Hike To Shelter
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM Arrive at Shelter, Dinner and Relax
August 20th
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Meeting With Climbing Guide
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Lunch and Climb
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner and Relax
August 21st
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pack Up and Head Out
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Ride Towards UR
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Closing BBQ