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 (2009/10)

Picture of James Gelling
James Gelling
  • Course: 3rd Year Aerospace Engineering
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: The steepest one
  • Favourite Mountain: Pigne d'Arolla / Dent Blanche
  • Tipple: G + T
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Eddie Credland
  • Course: 2nd Year Physics
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 1
  • Favourite Mountain: Ring of Steall
  • Tipple: Real Ales
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Fergus Cullen
  • Course: 3rd Year Physics
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: 1
  • Favourite Mountain: Anywhere in Torridon
  • Tipple: Red Wine (when I can afford it)
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
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Cat Diamond
  • Course: 1st Year Biology
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: 1/2
  • Favourite Mountain: The one we walked up last time
  • Tipple: Screwdriver everytime
  • Quote: "I can't afford that sausage!"
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Markus Arnold
  • Course: 3rd Year Medicine
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Falling over
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon
  • Tipple: Caffeine
  • Quote: "I'm going to the toilet to think."
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Rob Hudson
  • Course: 4th Year Chemical Engineering
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: With too many cameras
  • Favourite Mountain: Liathach
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Quote: "It's just like going to the gym!"
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Jonathan Davey
  • Course: 2nd Year Physics
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: One or Two
  • Favourite Mountain: Moel Hebog
  • Tipple: The Black Stuff
  • Quote: "14 girls and 3 guys. That's like... 4 each!"
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Doug Shapley
  • Course: 3rd year Geography
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Friendly Hike 3
  • Favourite Mountain: Cairngorm
  • Tipple: Dark Rum and Ginger Beer
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Jordan Sargeant
  • Course: 3rd year Management
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike One/Scramble
  • Favourite Mountain: Tryfan/Bristly Ridge
  • Tipple: Golden Ales and Single Malts
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Rachel Ryzak
  • Course: 3rd Year Midwifery
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: 3
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon
  • Tipple: Wine
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
Picture of Laura Negus
Social Secretary
Laura Negus
  • Course: 2nd Year Environmental Science
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: 3
  • Favourite Mountain: Skiddaw
  • Tipple: Shandy
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Transport Secretary
Tom Slater
  • Course: 2nd Year Medicine
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: 2/3
  • Favourite Mountain: Hellvelyn & Striding Edge
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Contact: transport@umhc.org.uk
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Web Master
Salman Aljammaz
  • Course: 2nd Year Computer Science
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Fiddling with a gadget
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything that's not mapped yet
  • Tipple: Theine
  • Contact: webmaster@umhc.org.uk
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Weekends Secretary
Lisa Bailey
  • Course: 3rd Year Pharmacy
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 3 usually, the odd Hike 2
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything in the Lake District
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Contact: weekends@umhc.org.uk
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General Dogsbody
Alex Stross

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.