Announcements

XXXTREME GEAR REPAIR!

Ami Falk

Are you like me? Do you have gaping holes in the bottom of your backpack that your laptop threatens to fall through on a daily basis? Does your backpack’s water bottle holder regularly fail the task it was specifically designed for? Has this equipment failure come at the cost of one of your precious Nalgene water bottles? Or maybe you …

Belayer? I hardly know her! (Intro belay workshop)

AJ Cuddeback

Do you want to know how to belay? that’s a silly question, of course you do. Come sign up for this trip where I will teach you some climbing basics and you’ll get some hands on practice! You will learn: – the difference between an ATC and a grigri – how to tie in to a rope as a climber …

Grigris? Cams? ATCs? WTF?!??

Shay Utzinger

Interested in getting into climbing but overwhelmed by the insane amount of lingo/knowledge there is out there – this is the trip for you!! I’ve been climbing for about 5 years now and have been lucky enough to have some fantastic friends and fam pass on all this knowledge to me and now it’s time to pass it on to …

Let’s get our hands dirty: Bike repair workshop

Phillip Reeves

Simultaneously complex and elegantly simple, the bicycle is a personal chariot that can take you around the corner to class or hundreds of miles into the wilderness. But, you certainly don’t want to break down! Our beloved fleet of club bikes is in need of maintenance – come help me fix them up! Why should I learn about my bike? …

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course [Mostly Reimbursable for Trip Leaders! Free for Some UVa Academic Employees!]

Matthew Rosefsky

[This is *not* an overnight course — it runs two days and ends at 7pm each day.] Extensive SAFETY measures (way beyond CDC/WHO guidelines, and way beyond precautions universities are taking for their in-person classes) are in place for *zero* virus transmission during this in-person course. Safety rules, link to feedback surveys including what recent-class folks thought of coronavirus safety …

Backcountry classroom: how to keep your stove working

Mason Riffee

You’ve had a long and tiring day sending it in the mountains, and now, as the shadows are lengthening, you settle into your campsite for the evening. The wind is picking up, and though the sunset is gorgeous, you know that soon enough that the ambient cold will get colder, and colder – the time is nigh for a hot …

WAITLIST CURE – Trip Leader Workshop

AJ Cuddeback

Hi beautiful people, Do you wish you could go on more trips but they fill up too fast? Or are you a seasoned trip leader who wants to learn more about how we are working with COVID-19 protocol? Come to our trip leader workshop at 7pm on Wednesday, March 10th! Anna, Mason, and newly minted officer John Coney will be …

WILDERNESS POTTERY (and snurt [snow-dirt] vibing)

Catie Leigh

HEY GUYS! It’s me, ya girl, connoisseur of the tree climbing and void screaming, back with another accessible/hilarious/weird as heckcovidfriendlyadventure… and offering of french press coffee in the woods. And, a need to motivate myself to do things on our day off, and/or embrace the maximum amount of daylight hours our cold winters have to offer us so that I …

Embrace your history; learn to flintknap

Mason Riffee

Fllitknapping is the widely-forgotten practice of forming blunt stone into pointy stone, and for most of human prehistory, it was among the foremost expressions of craftsmanship, artistic beauty, and cultural distinction. It is also history incarnate. The practice of flintknapping is bequeathed to our kind by other, older human species; and though it predates our culture, and is also a …

Trip Leader Workshop- lead your own trips

Connor Siggins

NEW Meeting Link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/92441855598 Hello all you wonderful earthy crunchy granola peoples, Have a bomber trip idea but aren’t sure how to lead trips? Have no fear, shred sherpas Siggy, Phil and Jojo will guide you through all of the basics for trip leading, including navigating the website and posting trips as well as COVID-19 related protocol. There is no …

Trip Leader Workshop- Learn to lead trips (WAITLIST RELIEF)

Connor Siggins

Hi all, Have a cool trip idea but aren’t sure about leading trips? Have no fear, your gurus of shred Mason, Connor and Sophia will guide you through all of the basics for trip leading, including posting trips on the website as well as new COVID-19 related trip protocol. There is no waitlist for this trip, so we will send …

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course [Reimbursable for Trip Leaders! Free for Some UVa Academic Employees!]

Matthew Rosefsky

[This is *not* an overnight course — it runs two days and ends at 7pm each day.] Extensive SAFETY measures (way beyond CDC/WHO guidelines, and way beyond precautions universities are taking for their in-person classes) are in place for *zero* virus transmission during this in-person course. Safety rules, feedback surveys including what last-class folks thought of coronavirus safety in class, …

Zoom Town Hall

AJ Cuddeback

This is a Zoom Town Hall to discuss questions and concerns about the 2020-2021 school year. The room link is here: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95945995491?pwd=N0Nia25uMEZGeUhtbUpmTXJ6dkxkUT09 Meeting passcode: 176769

CPR, AED + Choking Certification Course ~ Adult, Pediatric + Infant

Matthew Rosefsky

>> “Best CPR/AED class so far. Resuscipalooza made it fun! Love the scenarios!” – anonymous feedback >> “The most action-packed three hour CPR class I’ve been to. You made it concise and FUN!” – anonymous feedback >> “Hooray! No video!” – anonymous feedback ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Learn the lifesaving skills of CPR, AED, and relieving choking (adult / …

Ye Olde Trip Leader Workshoppe

AJ Cuddeback

Hey, Friends! Are you tired of getting stuck on waitlists? Wait no longer! The best way to get on trips is to lead them. Come learn the ins and outs of leading trips with me and our Intergalactic Shred Queen Bill Talley. Why should you learn how to lead trips? I’m glad you asked. Trip leaders get ~mad clout~ like …

Mindfulness on Grounds

Sam Clinard

Hi all! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular for its many benefits. Unfortunately, there is a large amount of misinformation out there. Here at UVA we are lucky to have a prof who teaches a one credit course on mindfulness. He has ~20 years of mindfulness practice and is able to explain this surprisingly complex practice in a way that makes …