Trip Information

Trip Information

Find out all about the trips we run, where they are and what we do

Freshers Trips

These are the first trips of the year, and a great time to meet everyone! We split people into Leaders, Seconds and freshers so no matter your experience you’ll get plenty of climbing in. These are pretty informal trips so just take time to get to know everybody whilst we show you the ropes…pun intended.

We run two freshers trips in order to accommodate everybody. One to Froggatt Edge and one to The Roaches, both of which are in the Peak District.

The trip to Froggatt Edge is on Sunday 29th September

The trip to The Roaches is on the Sunday 6th October

  • Waterproofs
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water
  • Warm layers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rack, rope and gear (if you have them, these are not essential)
  • Harness, helmet, rope and climbing shoes (these are essential and if you do not have them please notify us on the sign up form)

Funkmasters

The funkiest trip of the year. Dig out all your waviest garms and get ready to sock wrestle! If the games aren’t enough for you, you’ll also love the chance to get out on the Welsh Slate. A trip to the legendary climbing cafe Pete’s Eats is how we end off the weekend with their pint sized mugs of tea to warm you up after a classic Welsh weekend!

The hut we stay in is in Rhyd-Ddu, in Snowdonia. During the day we go to various different crags depending on the type of climbing everybody wants to do.

The weekend of the 15th to 17th of November

  • Funky clothes! Think tight, bright and 80s!
  • Waterproofs (we're going to Wales...)
  • Warm layers
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sleeping bag (and pillow if you're fancy)
  • Breakfasts and lunches x2 (there is a small kitchen and small fridge in the hut, but we can't guarantee any space in either)
  • Guidebook, rack, rope, gear (these are not essential and not every climber needs to have them, but if you do please bring them!)
  • Helmet, harness, climbing shoes (these are essential, so if you need to borrow them please notify us on the sign up form)
We have a funky party on the Friday night! This means that if your outfit isn't funky enough you'll pay the price... It also means that we have a drink, so if you're into that kind of thing bring yourself some alcohol; if you're not then just bring your best party spirit!

Winter Skills

A must do trip for aspiring alpinists and winter hikers! Learn how to use ice axes, crampons, navigate winter terrain and move safely across avalanche prone ground. Coming right after January exams it’s a great way to celebrate exam freedom! This year we’ll be exploring the iconic Cairngorms, so whether you’re being instructed by professional mountain guides or off on your own adventure, this is a weekend you won’t want to miss!

Cairngorms, Scotland

 

The 24th to 26th of January 2020

  • Waterproofs (top and bottom)
  • Guidebook, map and compass
  • Walking/softshell trousers
  • Warm hat that can fit under a climbing helmet
  • Warm layers (think thermals, fleeces, buffs and down jacket)
  • Two pairs of waterproof gloves
  • ~30 L rucksack
  • Ski goggles
  • Gaitors
  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast and lunches x2
All of the above items can be purchased from places such as GoOutdoors, Decathlon or online marketplaces such as Outdoor Gear Exchange on Facebook or Facebook Marketplace The below items can be hired from the club if you don't have your own, but we only have limited numbers. Please state what you need on the sign up form
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Rope
The below items can be hired from Instructors on the course. Once again, please state what you need on the sign up form
  • B2 boots
  • C2 crampons
  • Walking ice axe
 

Annual Dinner

Finally a chance to see the club out of their down jackets… and into their dinner jackets and heels. Two days of climbing and hiking in the beautiful Lake District, plus our brilliant annual dinner! Enjoy a three course meal and then everyone’s favourite part, the ceilidh – hope you brought your dancing shoes as well as your climbing shoes!

The Lake District

The weekend of the 28th of February to the 1st March 2020
  • Formal clothes and shoes - your own take on Black Tie
  • Waterproofs
  • Sleeping bag and mat (and a pillow if you're fancy!)
  • Warm layers, hat and gloves
  • Breakfast and lunches x2
  • Guidebook, map, rack, rope, gear (these aren't essential and not everyone needs to have them, but if you do have them bring them!)
  • Helmet, harness, climbing shoes (these are essential, so please state on the sign up sheet if you need to borrow them)
This weekend is a bit of a celebration of MUMC, so on the Friday night we have a bit of a party! This means we have a bit of a drink (or a lot for some people, catch them nursing a sore head the next morning...). If you're into this kind of thing then bring a good supply of your drink of choice, if you're not into that kind of thing then you can laugh at everyone the next morning!

Fontainebleau

Exam revision getting you down? Want to escape to for a week? Look no further, and run away to the climbing Mecca that is Fontainebleau! A week of good food, good climbing and good (cheap) wine. One of our most popular trips of the year, and it’s easy to see why- whether you want to project and push your grades, or mooch in the sun and eat your body weight in brie, there’s no better place to do it.

Fontainbleu, France

During the Easter Holidays - exact dates to be confirmed
  • PASSPORT AND EHIC CARD
  • Climbing clothes (its warm, so summer clothes are perfect, but make sure to bring layers in case the temperature drops)
  • Chalk and climbing shoes
  • Bouldering pad (these are not essential for every person to have, but if you do own one, we always need more to take with us)
  • Suncream and sunglasses (a hat if you're feeling fancy!)
  • Some euros for food (we recommend around 100, but this is completely up to you)

Pembroke

Time to put all your new climbing skills to the test on the gnarly sea cliffs of Pembroke, down on the beautiful south coast of Wales. There’s nothing better than climbing big trad routes with the waves crashing beneath you. This is also when we hold our committee handover over a BBQ, the perfect chance to look back on the great year we’ve had and get psyched for the next!

On the great sea cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast

The 1st to 5th of May

  • Sleeping bag and matt (and a pillow if you're feeling fancy!)
  • Personal abseil kit - this includes:
    • 120 cm sling
    • 2x 4mm prussicks
    • 2x locking carabiners
  • Waterproofs
  • Warm layers, hat and gloves
  • Breakfast and lunch x3
  • One dinner (we usually eat one meal in the pub and have a BBQ another night, but you will need to feed yourself for one night)
  • Tent (we have a few club ones you can borrow if you don't have your own, or you may have to share with another member who has a tent of their own. Time to get cosy!)