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Expedition Photo Gallery

From kayaking in Scotland and Wales to climbing at Joshua Tree, California, from international departmental travel opportunities to required expeditions, EXP students and faculty explore locations around the world.

Photo of a student climbing an ice wallEXP Climbing: View Gallery

Rock climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering classes take EXP students all over the U.S. and the world. In addition to climbing in the Adirondacks, you’ll find pictures here of EXP students in California, The North Cascades, Nevada, Mexico, and Africa.


Photo of students kayakingEXP Paddlesports: View Gallery

From tide races to flat water, ocean travel to whitewater, and from lakes to streams, EXP paddlers are testing the waters. EXP paddling classes have traveled to Mexico and the Canadian Maritimes, Scotland and Wales, as well as up and down the Atlantic coast, to Puget Sound, and to local lakes and rivers.


Photo of students on top of a snowy mountainEXP Snowsports: View Gallery

AT, telemark, and snowboard are all part of the EXP snow curriculum. Whether touring, or climbing on skins to descend a backcountry route, or assessing avalanche conditions, EXP skiers and boarders dream about deep snow…and go after it in EXP classes.


Photo of students camping in Baja, Mexico. Photo by Blake Crosby.EXP International Travel: View Gallery

EXP students travel the world in both required and elective classes, as well as on their own Senior Expeditions, the required capstone course in the undergraduate program. Classes have trekked in Nepal, climbed in Mexico and Africa, and paddled in Scotland and Wales. International Senior Expeditions have been to Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia ,Spain, Canada, and Argentina.


Contact Information

We invite you to learn more about expeditionary studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. Please feel free to contact the chair.

Jerry Isaak, Chair
Office: 102 Broad Street
Phone: (518) 564-5292
Email: jerry.isaak@plattsburgh.edu