Stories about "Mount David"
George Fiske '19 of West Hartford, Conn., cuts wire that holds derelict chain-link fencing to posts on Mount David during the EcoService Day project on May 21. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Is the student-led Mount David cleanup a model for a litter-free hill?

Monday, June 13, 2016 12:51 pm

Mount David's stewardship reflects a truism from that famous 1970s TV commercial: “People start pollution. People can stop it."

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Images of Mount David ski jumps, 1939 and 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:25 pm

For shredders of yore and of today, Mount David's elevation still provides the necessary inrun for ski jumps, though the takeoff spot is different.

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What’s in a Bates name: Mount David

Friday, December 18, 2015 9:35 am

While the campus hill, Mount David, rises just 381 feet, the family name looms tall in Bates history.

The Bates Outing Club's "Children of Midnight" event on Jan. 29, 2013, culminates with the launch of sky lanterns above Mount David. Photograph by Will Strathmann '13.
Fire on the mountain, thanks to Outing Club sky lantern launch

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:03 pm

Years ago, Bates students would climb Mount David to light massive bonfires to celebrate sports triumphs or to drive away the winter blahs.