Lyndon’s Winter Landmark

Fountain Mountain

One of the campus’s iconic pieces of architecture is here only four months out of the year, and is both a shape shifter and a piece of extreme playground equipment.

The water fountain in the pond that straddles the space between the library, dining hall, Harvey Academic Center, and Wheelock Hall runs year ‘round, resulting in a column of ice and snow that reaches 35 feet in height during the depths of winter. When conditions allow, members of the Lyndon community can practice their ice-climbing moves on Wednesday afternoons. Novices can get instruction, words of encouragement, and equipment from the College’s ever-enthusiastic adventure coordinator.