Outdoor Recreation & Open Gym Activities

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There are some great activity options available to Students, Staff and Faculty. Take advantage of these adventure opportunities made available by the BC Wellness Center, Student Programs, Human Resources and the Wilderness Skills Certificate Program.

Winter 2018 Schedule… Registration Opens Jan 9

There is a $5 registration/equipment fee added to your BC account for all advanced registration events. This is a non refundable fee regardless of participation, be committed before registration.  Once you are registered this fee can be paid through the cashiers office or online at:  www.bellevuecollege.edu/tuition

Introduction to Avalanche Safety NWAC

Jan 24, 2:30-4:30 PM, BC Main Campus T-125


Register for this Event!

Join the BC Wellness Center and the Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC) for an introduction to avalanche safety. Whether you ski, snowshoe, snowboard or snowmobile, recognition of avalanche danger is an essential and potentially lifesaving skill. This session introduces and explains where and why avalanches occur and it provides a basic approach to managing risk in the back country. Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize signs of avalanche danger while you are outside, and choose safe terrain for your back country outings.

Introduction to Indoor Rock Climbing

Feb 7, 5:00-7:00 PM  Redmond Vertical World

Picture of students rock climbing.Register for this Event!

Rock climbing is a great way to relieve stress, build muscle tone and improve self-efficacy. It’s also one of the statistically safest recreational activities available. Put life priorities in perspective by dangling from a 40’ cliff with a fellow BC student.  All climbing equipment and instruction is provided. Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Feb 16, Snoqualmie Pass, Source Lake

Snowshoe Group PhotoRegister for this Event!

Basic snowshoe information, snowshoes, route selection and views will be provided.  Participants will meet in the Snoqualmie pass region for a great Friday afternoon workout and mental reboot.  Be prepared for winter driving and dress for winter weather conditions.  Packing list and information sheet provided upon online registration.  Get out There!!!

Mount Rainier Snowshoe HUT Trip

March 8-9,  Mount Rainier, Ashford,WA

copper creek hutRegister for this Event!

Join us in Ashford, WA for an overnight adventure you won’t forget. The hike to the hut will be moderately strenuous (11 Miles Round Trip, 1500 Elevation gain) but well worth it for the spectacular views of Mount Rainier and the memories you’ll make along the way! Register online to secure your spot on this unique trip.

Required Planning Session on March 7 from 2:00-3:20 PM, T-125

Friday Guided Hike

March 16, Rattlesnake Ledge

Mountain View toward Middle Fork Valley

Meet at the rattlesnake ledge trailhead for a group hike. Great experience for first time hikers, anyone is welcome to join! Basic information and topographical maps will be provided.  Come prepared with comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a day pack with water, food, clothing and a light source (head lamp required). Take this opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiast and start your weekend in an active and invigorating way.







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Last Updated February 7, 2018