Register for VICEfest 2016!

VICEfest registration is now open! Register here.

“Energy. That’s how to describe VICE Fest. I could feel it the moment I stepped into the Loj….that energy took the shape of sharing and learning and listening, and total psyche for not just climbing, but for the world that climbing gives us when we expand our horizons with it.”–Majka Burhardt, Pro Climber, Author, Filmmaker, and VICE Fest Speaker 2014



VICE Fest is an ice climbing festival for beginners and experienced climbers alike. If you want to learn about ice climbing, this is the event for you!  Ride coordination, climbing gear, food, lodging, professional instruction, a day of ice climbing, a professional presentation, rad tshirt, dance party, and huge gear raffle are all included.  Since the event is professionally guided this year, you’ll get to hangout with local legends like Freddie Wilkinson, Bayard Russell, Anne Skidmore, Kevin Mahoney, Matt McCormick, Alexa Siegel, Matt Shove, Matt Ritter, and more!

VICE Fest is an all-inclusive adventure!  Included in your registration fee: technical equipment, professional guiding, guest presentation, raffles / free giveaways, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner, rad VICE Fest T-Shirt, carpooling, lodging.

November 30, 2015 · Charlotte Clarke · Comments Closed
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Loj will be open this January!

The Loj has been CROWDED AF over past breaks, so we have signups for spots in bunks this year. Caretaker signups are on the form as well, so feel free to sign up for any of the days to caretake if you’re certified.

    • You are only guaranteed a place to sleep at the Loj if you are one of the first 46 to sign up for each day.
    • We don’t like limiting Loj access either, but everybody loves loj too much. Violating fire codes is unsafe (and uncomfortable).

After you sign up in the excel sheet, please PREPAY FOR YOUR LOJ STAY.

Contact the Loj Director with further questions.

November 12, 2015 · Catherine Armistead · Comments Closed
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November 2 Weekly

November 2 Weekly

November 2, 2015 · Joshua Berl · Comments Closed
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Winter Conditions!

It’s that time of year again! Winter is coming- it is here! When going up to the Loj, whether you are planning on reading a book or going out to hike or climb, be prepared for WINTERY CONDITIONS! This means extra layers, microspikes (there are some provided at the Loj) and boots are extremely important! Talk to the hiking director at for more information. Enjoy the snow!

October 19, 2015 · Ari Schneider · Comments Closed
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October 5th Weekly

This weekend is Peak Weekend! Please do not go up to the Loj without talking to our lovely coordinators, Brian and Anna! Email them with any questions or concerns.

The world isn’t frozen yet! Go hike and paddle and climb while you can!! Check the trips board for trips going out, or post your own and go outside!!!!

AUTUMNFEST IS FRIDAY OCTOBER 23rd! Look out for more details coming soon. If you’d be interested in coordinating the event, please email!!!!!!!!!

The stove works now, and we have a fume hood!!! In theory!!! At long last, we can cook inside again!

These are most of the happenings this week!

Did you know that the Peregrine Falcon can reach 200 mph during its dive? Now you do!

October 5, 2015 · Joshua Berl · Comments Closed
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*** Sign up by MIDNIGHT on FRIDAY the SECOND of OCTOBER (that’s today)***

Solo sign up here <– Use if you would like to be assigned a group and ride and make NEW friends

Group sign up here <– Use if you already have a group and car

*** questions/comments/concerns –> or ***

October 2, 2015 · Charlotte Clarke · Comments Closed
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Peak Weekend is coming up!

Come to the Peak Weekend GIM this Thursday at 9pm in Barnum 008 if you want to come to Peak weekend!

Come on out to Barnum 104 this Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9 PM to hear about how you can join TMC in conquering all 48 4000 ft. peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire! Every year, TMC hosts Peak Weekend to get tons of students into the mountains – our goal is to get at least one Tufts student on the summit the 48 tallest peaks in New Hampshire!

On Thursday we’ll be going over the signup process and some logistics for the weekend. There’s a lot of information we’d love to share with y’all so don’t miss it!

Peak Weekend 2015 will be Saturday, Oct. 10 – Sunday Oct. 11. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the Tufts community, beyond just TMC members, to get out on some beautiful hikes with other wonderfully rad folks before snow consumes New England. Absolutely everybody is welcome and we’d love to see you all there!

For more information, check out the Peak Weekend blog and GIM facebook event!

Contact coordinators Anna Bartlett and Brian Taintor at if you have any questions!


This could be you in a couple of weeks……..

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September 29, 2015 · Charlotte Clarke · Comments Closed
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GIM and Activities Fair – Wednesday 9/15

Come see TMC-ers in person!

Activities fair on the Res Quad from 5pm-7pm!

–> Get more information, talk to club members, and check out some TMC gear.

Returning members meeting 8:30pm in Pearson 104!

–> Caretaker signups and BRAND NEW Trip leadership system information 😀


–> Presentation of information about the club, how to sign up and get outside. Newcomer’s Weekend initial sign ups at the end of the meeting.

Become a member or renew membership this week.


September 15, 2015 · Charlotte Clarke · Comments Closed
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Become a Tufts Mountain Club member for 2015-2016!

It’s that time of the year: pay your membership for the 2015-2016 school year! New members can register for a $15 membership fee and returning members must renew their membership for $10 to access the following amazing things:

*Discounted Loj rates
*Free TMC gear rental
*Ability to use our trips board and vans to connect with people and learn skills in the outdoors
*A subscription to our e-list and weekly newsletter, where you can find information about upcoming events and trips
*Opportunities to receive discounts on gear, certifications, and other outdoor organizations
*An awesome community of people who love being outside as much as you do!
(Emails to returning members will end on Monday, September 21)
Your membership fees fund everything we offer as a club. With no direct financial support from Tufts, membership fees alone cover the cost of gear, van repairs, certification discounts, Loj operations, speakers, on-campus events, and everything else we do. We appreciate your support so much!
For more information:
Membership info
New member registration
Renewing membership
Adjusting your account info and personal email preferences

September 14, 2015 · Charlotte Clarke · Comments Closed
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Loj Group Reservations Up!

The Fall 2015 reservations are now available! Fill out the doodle form with your preferred date, and IMMEDIATELY after provide more information in the google form. Our group policy has changed, so be sure to read through it and email the Loj Director with questions!

September 7, 2015 · Catherine Armistead · Comments Closed
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