Adventure Trips

  • Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that classes fill quickly.
  • All trips include a pre-trip class.
  • Pre-trip sessions are required in order to attend the weekend adventure.
  • Gear, instruction, and transportation is provided.
  • Class sizes are limited to insure quality instruction.
  • Dates are subject to change.
  • Prices average $25-65 depending on the trip.

Registration

  • Registration for each trip begins 30 days prior to the trip date.
  • Registration closes two days before the pre-trip meeting.
  • Visit the Wilderness Outpost to register for all trips; you must register in person.
  • For additional trip information, please visit mycrc.gatech.edu

Backpacking

Backpacking is about experiencing nature and challenging yourself physically. With a wide variety of trips, anyone from a beginner to advanced backpacker can have a great hike and learn new skills. Even if you have never stepped foot in the woods, our progression will provide the basic skills and knowledge required to backpack in the wilderness.

Experience the beauty and awe of natural settings most people will never see.  Gear, transportation, and instruction are included.  Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome.

Beginner Overnight

  • Option A: February 4 - 5
  • Option B: February 25 - 26
  • Option C: March 4 - 5
  • Option D: April 1 - 2

Survival Overnight

  • April 8 - 9 

Advanced Backpacking Overnight

  • April 15 - 16

Map & Compass Overnight

  • February 18 - 19 

Caving

ORGT Cavers

Explore rarely seen fascinating underground environments. Beginners explore the dark, wet, and muddy regions of horizontal caves where fantastic formations hang from ceilings and life – most of it unseen -- abounds. Advanced instruction involves rappelling and climbing techniques adapted for the cave environment.

Horizontal trips feature a day of scrambling, squeezing, crawling, and walking underground.  They provide an exciting intro to caving.  See beautiful underground formations in the Tennessee-Alabama-Georgia region (TAG). Prepare to get muddy and have lots of fun!

Vertical trips build on skills mastered during horizontal trips. This time, reach even more exciting reaches of the caves by repelling into them.  This is a true adventure, and fun, too.  Learn the basics of repelling and ascending with specialized gear.  Explore some of the more exciting places the TAG region has to offer.

Horizontal Caving Trips

  • Option A: January 21
  • Option B: February 4
  • Option C: February 25

Vertical Caving Trips

Intermediate: Vertical Techniques

  • Option A: March 4
  • Option B: April 1

Cascading

Cascading involves traveling through narrow canyons, up and down the sides of mountains, and rappelling through remote waterfalls. It involves a good deal of technical ropework and gear like helmets, harnesses, wetsuits, and ropes. This is a true adventure. Gear, transportation, and instruction are included.​

Fundamentals of Cascading:

  • Option A: March 4
  • Option B: March 11

Intermediate Skills:

  • Option A: April 1
  • Option B: April 8

Advanced Skills:

  • April 15 - April 16

Mountain Biking

Whether you are new to mountain biking, an experienced rider looking for an orientation to the best places to ride near Atlanta, or you're just looking for a group who shares your passion, ORGT is the place to be! Every trip offers beginners opportunities to learn fundamentals and also challenges experienced riders to push their boundaries. We offer basic bike maintenance classes too!

Off-Road Adventures

  • Option A: March 11
  • Option B: March 25
  • Option C: April 15

Rock Climbing

Beginner classes are guided top-rope trips. They provide an opportunity to learn basic techniques and gain fundamental knowledge of equipment and safety.  Climbers of any experience level are welcome, but no experience is needed. Intermediate classes introduce lead and traditional techniques.

Beginner Classes:

  • Option A: February 4
  • Option B: February 5
  • Option C: February 25
  • Option D: February 26
  • Option E: March 11
  • Option F: March 12

Intermediate Classes:

  • Option A: April 1
  • Option B: April 8

Sea Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Beginners learn basics about equipment, paddle strokes, rescue techniques and progress from day and overnight trips on gorgeous lakes. Included this spring will be a coastal paddling trip to the South Carolina sea coast.

Sea Kayaking

Beginner Day Trip 

  • Trip: February 4

Advanced Day Trip 

  • Trip: February 25

Advanced Overnight

  • Trip: April 1 - 2 

Beginner Overnight

  • Trip: March 11 - 12

Okefenokee Mini-Expedition

  • Trip: March 22 - 25

Coastal Adventure

  • Trip: April 15 - 16 

Whitewater Sports

Learn basics like how to roll a kayak and paddle on lakes and calm streams, then master skills to surf class III rapids and beyond. Committed students can expect to progress from leisurely trips down the Upper Hooch to the adrenaline rush of the raging Cartecay and Chattooga Rivers in North Georgia.

Beginner Whitewater Kayaking 

  • Option A: March 4
  • Option B: March 11
  • Option C: March 12

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking

  • Option A: April 1
  • Option B: April 15