A club dedicated to you

One of the university's oldest societies, the hiking club predates the University of Manchester by several decades. In all that time, our goal has been to help everyone get into the great outdoors. We run weekly trips all over the UK, from Snowdonia and the Lakes to the Scottish Highlands, and frequent socials where you can meet like minded people.

We, as a society, are bond by formal rules enshrined in our Constitution. You can find there our aims and all kind of information on how the club is running. We also have an Equality Policy, made by the SU and enforced by our Inclusions Secretary.

Curious about what these people are up to, aside from bragging about their navigation skills and keeping the local pubs healthy? Some would say "nothing, really", but you can have more details on our wiki.

Run with love by people (2007/08)

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Paul 'The Hoff' Hoffman
  • Course: 2nd Year PhD Neuropsychology
  • Vague Age: 4
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing one of my stylish hats!
  • Favourite Mountain: Coledale horseshoe / Aonach Eagach
  • Tipple: Gin, in coffee
  • Quote: "You bastard, you put gin in my coffee!"
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Gerard Capes
  • Course: 2nd Year PhD Atmospheric Science
  • Vague Age: 24
  • Spotted On Hike: with the most scrambling
  • Tipple: Old man beer
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Rob Hudson
  • Course: 2nd Yr Chemical Engineering
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 1 or crag
  • Favourite Mountain: Pen Y Fan
  • Tipple: Cider (ooh-arr!)
  • Quote: "I get confused when people give me money"
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
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Tessa Coulson
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Gerard Capes
  • Course: 2nd Yr PhD Atmospheric Science
  • Vague Age: 24
  • Spotted On Hike: with the most scrambling
  • Tipple: Old man beer
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
David Byrne
  • Course: Old Git
  • Vague Age: Ancient
  • Spotted On Hike: Has been seen on hike 1 from time-to-time
  • Favourite Mountain: Blencathra
  • Tipple: Beer (having broken my vanilla vodka habit)
  • Quote: "But I can climb VS!"
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Tom Bishop
  • Course: 2nd Year Geography
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: If you're lucky!
  • Favourite Mountain: Tryfan
  • Tipple: Hock!
  • Quote: "I did not have sexual relations with that dog."
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Eddie Credland
  • Course: 1st Yr Physics
  • Vague Age: 18
  • Spotted On Hike: Mostly Hike 1
  • Tipple: Real Ales
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Rachel Beezley
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Keira Ranat
  • Course: 4th Yr Medicine
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Ice axe arresting down a goats track.
  • Tipple: Guinness/Baileys
  • Quote: "Donkeys, spooning, loving, chocolate cake; in that order!"
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Emma Sharp
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Transport and Weekends Secretary
Ali Garrigan
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Web Master
Chris Banks
  • Course: 3rd Yr Software Engineering
  • Vague Age: 23
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 1 or Scramble
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything pointy with lots of rocks/snow
  • Tipple: Old Tom!
  • Contact: webmaster@umhc.org.uk
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General Dogsbody
James Gelling

And a massive thanks to all the old gits who keep badgering us when something is not well done. Also, they are often here too help you mastering some practical skills and ramble about their crazy personal life stories.