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7:30pm | Bates Outing Club and Ben Ayers ’99: A climber, writer, documentary film maker and humanitarian based in Nepal, Ayers returns to campus to help kick off the 100th anniversary of the Bates Outing Club and to talk about his experience in the field, beginning with Bates. A recipient of the Bates Alumni Community Service Award, Ayers directs programs for the dZi Foundation, which partners with communities in Nepal’s remote eastern hills to improve their quality of life. FMI 207-786-8372.Mays Center
You need to fail, says Ben Ayers ’99 at Bates Outing Club kickoff

Friday, January 24, 2020 11:09 am

By letting go of the need for instant perfection, Ayers discovered that “adventure begets adventure" in a recent talk kicking off the Bates Outing Club's 100th anniversary year.

This Month in Bates Outing Club History: January

Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:57 pm

Throughout 2020, as the Bates Outing Club celebrates its centennial, we'll share monthly highlights about what's made the club distinctive and beloved.

Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Tree conk, peace pipe, and football paperweight

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:30 am

From a paperweight inspired by a big Bates win to a peace pipe that raises questions, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly...

Bates at Night: S’mores and more at the Bates Outing Club Lean-to

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:57 pm

“S'mores and campfires in the outdoors have been parts of the most empowering and connecting experiences during my time at Bates,” says Chandler Ryan ’19.

Photo Story: Leaping, skimming, and freezing at the Puddle Jump

Friday, February 19, 2016 11:37 am

The Bates Puddle Jump, the annual, you-have-to-be mad dash from shore to pond, has been going strong as a student rite of passage since 1975. A new wrinkle for 2016: Pond skimming!

Video: Bates seniors celebrate the end of thesis with a kiss-and-tell ritual

Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:23 am

A sweet Bates ritual helps seniors commemorate a pivotal moment — the completion of a thesis.

Slideshow: 2015 Puddle Jump hits great heights

Monday, January 26, 2015 1:06 pm

The annual Puddle Jump, held on Jan. 23 as part of Winter...

In 1975, four students leapt at the chance to create the Puddle Jump tradition

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:49 pm

Today, Jan. 23, hundreds of Bates students will take turns making a quick dash onto and into Lake Andrews. Yep, the Puddle Jump is upon us.

Lester Kenway ’75 lauded for ‘revolutionary’ work along Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 10:09 am

Lester Kenway '75 has dedicated his life to making the outdoors accessible to generations of hikers across the United States.

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