Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...
and both that morning equally lay in
leaves no steps had trodden black...
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the road less traveled by,
and that made all the difference."
-Robert Frost


Russ Crispell teaches classes through the ATH department. Earn credits while taking in the Buffalo's beauty!


Then sign up for the annual Alaska trip offered by the Buffalo Outdoor Pursuits!


Rent camping and other outdoor equiptment at 10 Clark Hall, SOUTH CAMPUS. Sign up for a backpacking class or the Alaska Sampler to camp with new people!

Team Building

Russ Crispell truly knows how to unite people. You're sure to leave his classes, trips and activities with life-long friends!

Welcome to the Buffalo Outdoor Pursuits!

Who We Are
Our vision at UB is to provide for students, staff, faculty, alumni and the community at large, opportunities to share in the experience of all aspects of outdoor adventure.

Directed by Russ Crispell, Assistant Recreation Director at UB and the Director of Outdoor Pursuits! Russ brings to the program a lifetime of outdoor adventures and a thrill of seeking new experiences with the outdoors.

Join the fun and adventure!
Mission Statement
  • to teach safe outdoor skills as a means to personal growth, lifelong fitness and recreation
  • to promote environmental advocacy, responsibility and awareness
  • to create opportunity for leadership development, teamwork and interpersonal skills enhancement
  • to foster lifelong positive relationships with group dynamic skills initiatives
  • to challenge oneself to expand beyond personal boundaries and self imposed limitations
ALASKA 2014 Updates:
ALASKA 2014 Flyer & Registration Form available HERE. Check out the brochure for the May trip: