About the WAC

Our Mission

The WAC was founded in 1916 to encourage the healthful enjoyment of the great outdoors, to preserve its natural beauty and to promote good fellowship among all lovers of nature.

Learn more about our long history:

Club Activities

In keeping with our mission statement, the WAC offers several classes throughout the year. Class sizes are limited to provide each student with personal attention. Additionally, members meet and organize smaller climbs, social events, and outings throughout the year. Come and check us out, we are a friendly bunch.

Throughout the year we also participate in stewardship events to protect and promote the places we love.

Membership is open to all. Our membership ranges from serious expedition climbers, to casual backpackers, to entire families including children and grandparents. Learn how to become a member here.

Club activities include:

  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Guye Cabin work parties
  • Planned potluck dinners
  • Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Cross country skiing (Classic and Skate)
  • Community Service Projects
  • Conservation and stewardship
  • Mountain biking
  • Snow shoeing
  • Winter camping