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 (2012/13)

Picture of Zhelyo Vasilev
Zhelyo Vasilev
  • Course: 4th year Maths and Physics
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: Laughing way too loudly!
  • Favourite Mountain: The Cuillin Ridge... exciting!
  • Tipple: Banana Milk
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Markus Arnold
  • Course: 5th year Medicine
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing bright colours / falling over
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon
  • Tipple: Green Monsters!
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Christine Taggart
  • Course: MRes Materials and Surface Design
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: Modelling club merchandise
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon
  • Tipple: Pear cider
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
Picture of Annise Hirst
Annise Hirst
  • Course: 4th year French and Spanish
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Munching on chocolate
  • Favourite Mountain: Crinkle Crags
  • Tipple: White wine
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Andy James
  • Course: 2nd Year Pharmacology PhD
  • Vague Age: 25
  • Spotted On Hike: Handing out free biscuits
  • Favourite Mountain: Any in Great Langdale
  • Tipple: Ale, or any Islay single malt
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Ronni Gurwicz
  • Course: 1st year Medicine
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Carrying Barney
  • Tipple: Ale
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Anita Wilczynska
  • Course: 4th year Pharmacy
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Faffing
  • Favourite Mountain: Ben Nevis
  • Tipple: Wine
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Richard Watson
  • Course: Advanced Metallic Systems CDT
  • Vague Age: 25
  • Spotted On Hike: Ankle deep in a bog
  • Favourite Mountain: Stob Coire nan Lochan
  • Tipple: Scottish Ale, Fraoch in particular, and most single malt whiskys
  • Contact: hikesec4@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Greg Lusted
  • Course: First year tax payer
  • Vague Age: Too young to admit I'm an Old Git
  • Spotted On Hike: Getting excited about dead wildlife
  • Favourite Mountain: The Cuillin. All of it.
  • Tipple: Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Sam Winkler
  • Course: Developmental Biology
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: Face down in the snow (if you're lucky)
  • Favourite Mountain: Bürgenstock
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Emma Pond
  • Course: 2nd year Medicine PhD
  • Vague Age: old
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing THAT hat
  • Favourite Mountain: Lurcher's Crag
  • Tipple: Gin and tonic, lots of ice and lemon
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Megan Crowe
  • Course: 3rd year Adult Nursing
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Bimbling
  • Favourite Mountain: Langdales
  • Tipple: Strongbow. Classy.
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Web Master
Nic Garner
  • Course: 2nd year Computer Science
  • Vague Age: 27
  • Spotted On Hike: Talking
  • Favourite Mountain: Table Mountain
  • Tipple: Ale
  • Contact: webmaster@umhc.org.uk
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Weekends Secretary
Colin Shaw
  • Course: Vaguely looking for a job
  • Vague Age: thirtysomething
  • Spotted On Hike: Trying to get back in time for the pub
  • Favourite Mountain: Buchaille Etive Mòr
  • Tipple: Ale
  • Contact: weekends@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Helen Simpson
  • Course: Architecture (Year in Industry)
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: As a frog
  • Favourite Mountain: Old Man (Coniston)
  • Tipple: Bulmers or Baileys, depending on the weather!
Picture of Harry Prosser
Hikes Secretary
Harry Prosser
  • Course: 1st year History & German
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Eating Pretzels
  • Favourite Mountain: Le Brevent
  • Tipple: Something cold with bubbles in
Picture of Matt Tomkins
Hikes Secretary
Matt Tomkins
  • Course: 1st year Geography
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Accidently going the most difficult way
  • Favourite Mountain: Great Gable
  • Tipple: Budweiser. Yes really

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.