Students and Staff on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, in January of 2011.
Outdoor Education and Leadership offers international expeditions every other year. Join us in the 2013-2014 academic year. Future trip ideas include Costa Rica, Ecuador, South Africa, Nepal, Alaska, and Chile...Oh the places we'll go!
"After departing el Chalten, we headed back to el Calafate and took one more day trip out to Perito Moreno Glaciar. Perito Moreno is one of the three Patagonian glaciers still growing and is a huge tourist attraction. A series of boardwalks are set up on the hillside facing the glacier. What is neat about the glacier, in addition to its astounding size, is the fact that it acts as a natural dam separating the lake it forms into two halves. One half of the lake is significantly taller than the other, and periodically the pressure created by the wall of water breaks through the damming ice, before another section of the glaciar calves creating a new dam." || Read more of Monica Herzog's (2013) blog.
In January of 2011 a group of seven traveled to Tanzania for 16 days to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, safari on the Serengeti and Ngorongor Crater, and volunteer at an orphanage in Moshi.
"The Tanzania trip the first international expedition sponsored by the Office of Outdoor Education and Leadership (OEL). The office, which formally came into being at the beginning of the fall 2010 semester under Campus Activities and Programs, pulled together programs already in existence at Bucknell, namely the high-ropes challenge course, CLIMBucknell; the pre-orientation outdoor experience, Buckwild; the new canoe and kayak dock, Bucknell Landing; and the Outing Club, which offers outdoor activities not only for students but also faculty and staff." || Read more of the Bucknell Magazine article (Fall 2011).