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 Day Hike:

  • Trip A: September 17 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: October 1 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: October 28 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip D: November 11 (8 p.m. class)

Beginner Overnight:

  • Trip A: September 16 - 17 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 30 - October 1 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: October 14 - 15 (8 p.m. class)
  • Trip D: November 4 - 5 (8 p.m. class)

Intermediate Overnight:

  • Trip A: October 21 - 22 (8 p.m. class)

Advanced Overnight:

  • Trip A: October 28 - 29

Survival Overnight:

  • Trip A: November 18 - 19 (8 p.m. class)

 

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:
  • Trip A: August 26 (6 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 16 (6 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: September 30 (6 p.m. class)
Vertical Caving Trips:

Intermediate Caving: Vertical Techniques

  • Trip A: October 15 (6 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: October 28 (6 p.m. class)

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:

  • Trip A: September 10 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 24 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: October 14 (7 p.m. class)

Intermediate Cascading Skills:

  • Trip A: October 1 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: October 28 (7 p.m. class)

Advanced Overnight Cascading:

  • Trip A: November 4 - 5 (7 p.m. class)

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 Rock Climbing:

  • Trip A: September 9 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 23 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: September 24 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip D: October 15 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip E: October 21 (7 p.m. class)

Intermediate Rock Climbing:

  • Trip A: November 5 (7 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: November 18 (7 p.m. class)

Sea Kayaking

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.

Beginner Overnight Sea Kayaking:

  • Trip A: September 9 - 10 (7:15 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 23 - 24 (7:15 p.m. class)

North Carolina Lakes Mini Expedition:

  • Trip A: October 7 - 9 (7:15 p.m. class)

Coastal and Surf Kayaking Overnight Adventure

  • Trip A: October 29 - 29 (7:15 p.m. class)

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 
To be eligible to continue to intermediate whitewater trips, you must successfully complete both trips 1 and 2.  These trips are fundamentally different and take place on different rivers.
 
Beginner Package A: 
Includes both trips A1 & A2

  • Trip 1 - September 10 (6:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip 2 - September 24 (6:30 p.m. class)

Beginner Package B:  Includes both trips B1 & BA2

  • Trip 1 - September 16 (6:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip 2 – October 1 (6:30 p.m. class)

Intermediate Whitewater Kayaking

  • Intermediate 1:  October 14 (6:30 p.m. class)
  • Intermediate 2:  October 28 (6:30 p.m. class)

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!

Beginner Mountain Biking

  • Trip A: September 10 (7:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip B: September 16 (7:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip C: September 30 (7:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip D: October 15 (7:30 p.m. class)
  • Trip E: November 4 (7:30 p.m. class)