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Explore, adventure during rock climbing trip

Deadline approaching for exciting spring break trip

Brock Madsen
Antelope Staff

Jacob McCann, Coordinator of Campus Recreation, Climbing Wall and Outdoor Adventures has high hopes for a spring break adventure featuring a rock climbing expedition in Arkansas’s Ozark Mountains.

McCann encourages students to use adventure and exploration as tools to fight stress. He said, “We oftentimes, as students, get caught up in the stresses of our coursework. We forget that there is a whole world out there waiting to be explored.  We forget that we all are explorers.”
The UNK Outdoor Adventure trip will give students the opportunity to experience rock climbing this spring break, March 18 – 25. The trip will take students to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, a four-star dude ranch in northwestern Arkansas.

Staff have already reserved a bunkhouse 15 minutes away from the ranch if students want to overnight under a solid roof, but they can also bring camping equipment for the complete outdoor experience.

The expedition will feature rock climbing experiences fit for experts or complete newcomers. If you’ve never rock climbed before, the rock climbing staff at UNK can teach you everything you need to know in less than two hours at one of their weekly belay classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Food and equipment will be provided by UNK staff, but students may bring additional gear and snacks as they wish.

In addition to world-class rock-climbing opportunities, students will have the opportunity for hiking in the Ozarks as well as a free day to explore whatever activities are available to them at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, at their own cost.

Outdoor Adventure Spring Break 2017
Where: Horsehoe Canyon Ranch in the Arkansas Ozark Moutains
What: Climbing, hiking and exploring
When: March 18-25
Cost: $330
Registration deadline: March 1
Register at:
Food and Equipment included
Email for more information

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