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Float the Boat 2015: Boat Rock Bouldering Comp.
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Float the Boat 2015: Boat Rock Bouldering Comp.

“Float the Boat? You going kayakin’ or something?” Nope! Float the Boat is the annual access fundraiser for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, hosted at Boat Rock in Atlanta Georgia. Boat Rock is where I first cut my teeth on outdoor climbing four years ago. My friends and I would skip [...]

A Mile High Spring Break
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A Mile High Spring Break

Throughout my four years at college I have had some great opportunities to travel to new places through school-supported programs. I have been fortunate enough to study abroad in New Zealand, conduct field research in the Bahamas, and most recently, present my research in Denver. Not only were they all [...]

Loose Rock & Desert Eagles- Climbing West Virginia
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Loose Rock & Desert Eagles- Climbing West Virginia

Most of the time when you plan a big climbing trip, you have this perfect sequence of events planned out in your mind. You check Mountain Project, guidebooks, map out the drive, find camping and food, and try to get most things nailed down before you set off. This past [...]

Southwest Expedition
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Southwest Expedition

There’s only a few times in life that will ever seem as free as your college years!  The 20-somethings stage seems to allow quite well for free exploration, new experiences, and travel. This January, twelve students engaged in a trip experience called the “Southwest Expedition” that was programmed by the [...]

Energy in America: Mountaintop Removal Mining
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Energy in America: Mountaintop Removal Mining

Throughout my time in school at Virginia Tech I have been lucky enough to go on some cool trips and experience the area around Virginia Tech. Last semester I had the privilege of taking an Appalachian Studies class. Part of this class was based on the effects of mountaintop removal [...]