Oct
19
Sat
Lolo Peak Day Hike @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lolo Peak Day Hike @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Register on the Campus Recreation online registration portal by Oct. 16 for the Lolo Peak Day Hike scheduled for Oct. 19.

The $40 fee includes  transportation and trip guides.

This is a 13-mile hike that is just outside of Missoula! It takes hikers to the top of Carlton Ridge, which makes up part of the cirque that contains Carlton Lake. As you hike, you will see the North Summit. It is the magnificent mountain towering above the Missoula Valley to the southwest. It is often mistaken for Lolo Peak, which is behind it but not visible from some parts of the valley. Either of these peaks is a good destination if you want to get into the high country around Missoula. Plan for a strenuous, all-day trip. The group will leave at 8 a.m. and return at around 5 p.m.

Fundamentals of Rock Climbing @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fundamentals of Rock Climbing @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Register on the Campus Recreation online registration portal by Oct. 16 for the Fundamentals of Rock Climbing class scheduled for Oct. 19.

The $45 fee includes transportation, gear and instruction.

This rock climbing class is for all levels, from just learning how to belay to lead climbing. Participants, however, need to have taken a belay clinic or know how to belay to attend this class. The group will leave at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. Location TBA.

Leading and Beyond Rock Climbing Class @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Leading and Beyond Rock Climbing Class @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Register on the Campus Recreation online registration portal by Oct. 16 for the Leading and Beyond Rock Climbing Class scheduled for Oct. 18-19.

The $40 fee includes gear, instruction and coaching.

This is a class designed for those who have been climbing for a bit and are ready to take the next step into lead climbing. Participants must know how to belay and have some experience climbing. Learn to clip correctly, manage ropes and clean a sport route, plus get lots of practice leading with coaching. The class addresses leading pre-bolted sport routes.

This class will take place at the climbing wall in the Fitness & Recreation Center on Oct. 19 and 20 from 1-3 p.m.

Oct
22
Tue
Belay Clinic @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Belay Clinic @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Belay Clinics take place Tuesday nights from 5-7 p.m. September through October at the Fitness & Recreation Center climbing wall. Register on the Campus Recreation online registration portal.

The $15 fee includes rentals and personalized instruction.

This is a great clinic to learn what it takes to rope climb on the wall. It covers fundamentals such as climbing gear, knots and belay techniques, and prepares you for the belay certification test. Register the day of at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Oct
23
Wed
AquaHIIT @ Grizzly Pool Tickets
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm
AquaHIIT @ Grizzly Pool

Try AquaHIIT Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. at the Grizzly Pool. This class is open to the public.

AquaHIIT is an intense 45-minute, full-body workout. It blends on-deck and in-water exercises with both traditional and specialized equipment. Aquatic training boosts endurance and reduces impact on joints due to water’s buoyancy. Water also offers consistent resistance in every direction, making this class uniquely challenging and invigorating.

Fitness punch cards purchased at the Fitness & Recreation Center can be redeemed at the Grizzly Pool for this class, or patrons can purchase punch cards (1, 10, or 30 punches) at the Grizzly Pool that can only be redeemed for AquaHIIT classes. Register the day of the class on the online registration portal. This class is open to the public. For more information, contact Fitness Programs at (406) 243-2833.

Instructors are certified through Speedo Fit training courses. Goggles and aqua shoes recommended.

Women’s Climbing Night at the Wall @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Women's Climbing Night at the Wall @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Women’s Climbing Night takes place every Wednesday from 9-10:30 p.m. through October at the Fitness & Recreation Center climbing wall.

Women’s Climbing Nights are $5, which includes personalized instruction. Free if you don’t need instruction or gear.

Women are invited to climb with individualized coaching and instruction from other female climbers. The gym will be available for women only for one and a half hours during this time. All levels welcome to join this group of female climbers. Pay the day of at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Oct
24
Thu
FWEunion @ UM Flat Tickets
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FWEunion @ UM Flat | Missoula | Montana | United States

The FWEunion is for anybody and everybody that is interested in becoming involved with the Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE). Whether you’re thinking about becoming a FWE leader, gunning for a coordinator position or you just want to catch up with people, please join in! There will be info and dates for FWE 2020, photos and alumni speakers. This will be a potluck, so please bring a snack or dish to share.

Where: UM Flat 633 S. 5th St. E.
When: Thursday, October 24, 6 p.m.
Who: Everybody! Even if you’ve never participated in FWE before, come join us!

Oct
25
Fri
Bryson Allen Memorial Gathering @ Payne Family Native American Center Tickets
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bryson Allen Memorial Gathering @ Payne Family Native American Center

For those of you who were unable to attend the Celebration of Life for Bryson Allen in Washington last summer, the Outdoor Program and Bryson’s loved ones invite you to attend a memorial gathering on Friday, October 25, from 6-7 p.m. at the fire rings outside the Payne Family Native American Center. Bring a reading, a thought, a memory or just yourself. This event will create a space and time for people to remember Bryson and share together.

Please visit our website if you’d like to contribute to the Bryson Allen Memorial Fund.

About Bryson Allen
Bryson Allen (Jan. 25, 1996 – June 28, 2019) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 25, 1996. He moved with his family to Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 2000 and grew up there.

Bryson moved to Missoula in 2015 to pursue a degree in wildlife biology at the University of Montana, combining his passion for the outdoors with his curiosity for scientific inquiry. Graduating with a degree in wildlife biology in 2018, Bryson received the University Scholar distinction from the Davidson Honors College.

During his college career, Bryson’s involvement in the Outdoor Program (ODP) had the biggest influence on him. He got involved in outdoor programs right away and ultimately taught classes as a climbing instructor, wilderness leader and mentor. He cultivated a connection to the ODP even before his first semester at UM, participating in an outdoor orientation program called the Freshman Wilderness Experience (FWE). He led FWE outings in subsequent years and continued building his wilderness and backcountry skills, eventually earning certification as a licensed wilderness EMT.

In the summer after graduating from UM, Bryson worked for NorthStar Trekking in Juneau, Alaska, as a guide on the Mendenhall Glacier. He loved Alaska and, after a winter working at Alta Ski Area, returned in June of 2019 to work on the glacier again. At the age of 23, Bryson passed away due to injuries sustained in a climbing accident on the Mendenhall Towers in Juneau, Alaska.

Bryson is survived by his parents Demi and Cezanne Allen and his sister Haley, who all love him fiercely.

Oct
28
Mon
Swim Lesson Registration Opens @ Grizzly Pool Tickets
Oct 28 all-day
Swim Lesson Registration Opens @ Grizzly Pool | Missoula | Montana | United States

Registration opens today for swim lessons that run evenings Monday/Wednesday Nov. 4-Dec. 2 or Tuesday/Thursday Nov. 5-Dec. 3. Fall swim lessons occur Monday/Wednesday evenings  (6:05-6:35 p.m.; 6:40-7:10 p.m.) or Tuesday/Thursday evenings (6:05-6:35 p.m.; 6:40-7:10 p.m.), Tuesday/Thursday afternoons (3:45-4:15 p.m.; 4:20-4:50 p.m.), or Saturday mornings (9:35-10:05 a.m.; 10:10-10:40 a.m.).

Swim lessons are offered for children ages 3 to 15. Class offerings are based on instructor availability. Register in person at the Grizzly Pool front desk, by phone at (406) 243-2763 or register online. Payment is required at time of registration.  A class with fewer than three participants is subject to cancellation.

Oct
29
Tue
Belay Clinic @ Outdoor Program Tickets
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Belay Clinic @ Outdoor Program | Missoula | Montana | United States

Belay Clinics take place Tuesday nights from 5-7 p.m. September through October at the Fitness & Recreation Center climbing wall. Register on the Campus Recreation online registration portal.

The $15 fee includes rentals and personalized instruction.

This is a great clinic to learn what it takes to rope climb on the wall. It covers fundamentals such as climbing gear, knots and belay techniques, and prepares you for the belay certification test. Register the day of at the front desk of the Fitness & Recreation Center.