Explorers Club President
||Gabe Vegh-Gaynor (email@example.com)
I'm an undergraduate Ethics, History and Public Policy
major, but I spend as much time as I can outside. I enjoy
rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, biking, backpacking,
and any other outdoor activities I can get in on. I grew up
in Pittsburgh, and I am very familiar with the local
hikes/climbs/camping/biking, but I've also been on
adventures in the High Sierras, Nevada, Death Valley, the
Adirondacks, the Blue Ridge mountains, Wyoming/Utah and the
Pacific Northwest. Most recently, I summited 14,505 foot Mt.
Whitney in California. Feel free to ask me for advice on
planning anything from local trips to international
adventures! See you outside.
Explorers Club Treasurers
I'm a robotics PhD student and sunlight enthusiast. Since
moving to Pittsburgh, I've spent my free time doing lots of
different things: backpacking, climbing, kayaking, meteor
shower watching, and camping outside of REI. Most weekends I
try to go hiking or climbing, and on some weekdays I hang
out at The Climbing Wall. A couple of my favorite "out of
town" locations are the rocks at Red River Gorge and the
high peaks in the Adirondacks.
When exploring, there are many types of fun:
- Type 1 fun is plain, simple fun
- Type 2 fun is not fun while you are doing it, but is fun
afterwards (makes for a good story)
- Type 3 fun is never fun for you, but is fun for others
(makes for a good story about you being stupid)
I look forward to experiencing them all with you (well,
maybe not type 3)!
|| Fan Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am a math major at CMU and enjoy traveling in my spare
time. Among the places that I've been to, my favorites are
Kanas Lake in Xinjiang, China and Horton Plains National
Park in Sri Lanka.
Explorers Club Quartermaster
||Matt Barnes (email@example.com)
When Matt Barnes isn’t practicing his atlatl skills or
playing professional hopscotch, he’s probably somewhere in
the woods. A recent climbing convert, he began backpacking
and canoeing in the Adirondacks. Notable trips include a
traverse of Zion, the Western Breach at Kilimanjaro, the
mountaineer’s route on Mt. Whitney (200’ short of the
summit), and very soon completing the 46 ADK high peaks.
Talk to him about music, books, and renting gear for your
|Mark Whiting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Whiting is a PhD student in the Mechanical
Engineering Department developing tools to tackle
hyper-complex design problems, such as those found in
biology. He has grown up traveling the world and has studied
in Australia, China and Korea along the way. He is also
known for founding TEDxKAIST and being heavily involved with
TEDx in Korea. Find out more about Mark
Explorers Club Webmaster
Josh Caputo (email@example.com)
I've been around the Club for a while,
since '06. Mostly I hike/backpack, road/mountain bike, and
boulder, while dabbling in other things. If only there was
the time and money for more! Being a PhD student keeps you
busy. A big garden and a garage climbing wall keep me sane.
I've mostly explored the Northeast US, with some time in
California and a short stint in the Swiss Alps. For the
club, I am master of the web!