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Outdoor Pursuits

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About Outdoor Pursuits

OPP consists of three main areas of operation.  These are the climbing wall, the bike shop and our outdoor trips  In addition we also offer equipment/bike rental, team building courses and first aid classes.  The OPP office and bike shop is located in the Beauchamp Recreation Center.  Outdoor Pursuits is open to all UP Students, Staff and Faculty.  

Additional Programs

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Financial Assistance Application

Financial assistance is applicable for all trips and programs offered by Outdoor Pursuits starting Spring Semester 2020 Our goal is to increase inclusion and accessibility of the outdoors for all students. When applying for financial assistance please submit this form at least 2 weeks before the departure of the trip/start date of the program. Submissions after this date can still qualify for award but the desired trip(s) that are being applied to may be full.

Financial Assistance Application

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Medical Classes

All our courses are recognized by the American Red Cross.  If you'd like to schedule a private course or one catered to your program needs contact Matthew Libby at The courses that we offer are CPR/AED First AID (Adult, Child, Infant), CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Wilderness First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).  Click here for our current course calendar

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Team Building

Team building events are a good way to build team cohesion and bonding.  Whether you are looking to do one two-hour session to break the ice with new staff or looking to have multiple sessions to develop leaders, we can accommodate.  Please fill out the Team building Request Form to start the process or if you have more questions contact Matthew Libby at

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For questions regarding trips, hours and equipment rental please call the Outdoor Pursuits Desk at 503-943-8748.  For questions or ADA accommodations please contact Matthew Libby at

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