Over winter break, HOC ventures further a field to international destinations. The Outing Club has visited Ecuador over the past 10 years to trek, explore rural life, climb glaciated peaks, and chase monkeys around the rainforest. Ecuador, land of ecosystems, surprising fruit, and the nicest people you'll ever meet. We've done five trips there, made many friends and climbed many mountains. Some of the nicest people we've met are live in the village of Pinon, a place with a desperate past but a bright future.
HOC recently expanded its international destinations and, in 2011-12, offered its first trip to Kenya! We climbed Mount Kenya, visited Lake Nakuru, stared into the cradle of humanity, went on safari in the Masai Mara, and danced while roasting a goat with native Masaii villagers. We saw the best Africa had to offer including stunning landscapes, culturally rich people, diverse animals, and plenty of impromtu adventures on Africa roadways.