Gear Use Certifications


Getting Certified

Certain activities with COC require that trip leaders become certified in order to lead trips.  These activities include: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Whitewater Kayaking, and Vertical Caving.  In order to become certified, one must be approved by two certified individuals.  Contact the chair of the activity for more information about specific requirements.

Below is a list of certified individuals, organized by activity.  These people can be a resource for you!  These are the people who are approved to lead trips with COC in whitewater, climbing, and caving.  So if you're interested in learning more about these activities, get at them!

Whitewater:
 
Luke Nicholson (ln95@cornell.edu)
Peter Lo (hl645@cornell.edu)
Angela Baldo (baldoam@gmail.com)
Kress Weitzel (mkw62@cornell.edu)
Gordon Middleton (gam84@cornell.edu)
Eric Acome (eacome89@gmail.com)
Pelle Rudstam (pellerudstam@gmail.com)
Brendan Brown (bfb38@cornell.edu)
Chris Pelzer (cjp254@cornell.edu)

Flatwater (Paddle-Session Certification):

Pankaj Singh (ps764@cornell.edu)
Abhishek Padmonabhan (ap786@cornell.edu)
Nikhil Ni (nn259@cornell.edu)
Raghava Kumav (rk534@cornell.edu)
Emma Regnier (ekr32@cornell.edu)
Marisa Tran (mdt79@cornell.edu)
Shreya Mathar (sm2383@cornell.edu)
Meriel Engrand (mce46@cornell.edu)
Shelby Fill (sjf234@cornell.edu)
Chiray Bhatia (cgb76@cornell.edu)
Jared Alpern (jea237@cornell.edu)
Helen Young (hy388@cornell.edu)
Monica Xu (mck2@cornell.edu)
Max Bleiweiss (mjb472@cornell.edu)
Stephen Chan (stc65@cornell.edu)
Binta Wold (eaw83@cornell.edu)
Kayla Niccum (kcn32@cornell.edu)
Zach Reeber (zgr3@cornell.edu)
Aghiroop Lohia (al738@cornell.edu)
Sarah Todd (sjt86@cornell.edu)
Iris Cai (ic255@cornell.edu)
Jocelyn Vega (jv332@cornell.edu)
James Stoyell (jms852@cornell.edu)
Emily Lang (edl47@cornell.edu)
Bailey Block (bb546@cornell.edu)
Robert Chirco (rvc26@cornell.edu)
Bhuvanesh Sundar(bs499@cornell.edu)

Rock: Top-Rope:

Ian Vermeulen (ivy2@cornell.edu)
Valerie Shao (ves33@cornell.edu)
Mary Kate Connelly (mkc99@cornell.edu)
Marino Leone (mml88@cornell.edu)
Andy Casler (arcasler@gmail.com)
Brendan Brown (bfb38@cornell.edu)
John Armstrong (ja386@cornell.edu)
Liam Davis (led79@cornell.edu)
Leslie Ackerman (lackerman@alternatives.org)
Simeon Warner (simeon.warner@cornell.edu)
Howie Joress (hj335@cornell.edu)
Philip Duvall (pmd84@cornell.edu)
Craig Manahan (ccm92@cornell.edu)
Alex Abrams (asa67@cornell.edu)
Luke Brown (lukebrown607@yahoo.com)

Rock: Lead:

Ian Vermeulen (ivy2@cornell.edu)
Valerie Shao (ves33@cornell.edu)
Mary Kate Connelly (mkc99@cornell.edu)
Marino Leone (mml88@cornell.edu)
Andy Casler (arcasler@gmail.com)
Brendan Brown (bfb38@cornell.edu)
John Armstrong (ja386@cornell.edu)
Liam Davis (led79@cornell.edu)
Leslie Ackerman (lackerman@alternatives.org)
Simeon Warner (simeon.warner@cornell.edu)
Philip Duvall (pmd84@cornell.edu)
Craig Manahan (ccm92@cornell.edu)
Alex Abrams (asa67@cornell.edu)
Luke Brown (lukebrown607@yahoo.com)

Ice: Top-Rope:

Mary Kate Connelly (mkc99@cornell.edu)
Andy Casler (arcasler@gmail.com)
Brendan Brown (bfb38@cornell.edu)
John Armstrong (ja386@cornell.edu)
Leslie Ackerman (lackerman@alternatives.org)
Simeon Warner (simeon.warner@cornell.edu)
Howie Joress (hj335@cornell.edu)
Luke Brown (lukebrown607@yahoo.com)
Chris Farmer (farmers.ride@gmail.com)
John Udall (jsu1@cornell.edu)
Craig Manahan (ccm92@cornell.edu)
Joe Gommo (jjg.214@gmail.com)
Alex Abrams (asa67@cornell.edu)
Andrew Strauss (ais47@cornell.edu)
Julien Wilson (jaw378@cornell.edu)

Ice: Lead:

John Armstrong (ja386@cornell.edu)
Leslie Ackerman (lackerman@alternatives.org)
Simeon Warner (simeon.warner@cornell.edu)
Chris Farmer (farmers.ride@gmail.com)
Andy Casler (arcasler@gmail.com)
Luke Brown (lukebrown607@yahoo.com)