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 (2013/14)

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Min Hopkins
  • Course: 3rd year Study of Religions and Theology
  • Vague Age: Twenteen
  • Spotted On Hike: In a Big Bang Theory t-shirt (and a beard)
  • Favourite Mountain: That one in Norfolk
  • Tipple: Kopparberg/Rekorderlig
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Greg Lusted
  • Course: Second year tramp
  • Vague Age: Maybe old enough to be an Old Git
  • Spotted On Hike: On the wrong mountain
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything big and rocky
  • Tipple: Fine red wine. Or cheap plonk. Either will do.
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Alastair Hawkins
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
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Emily Woodroofe
  • Course: 3rd year Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Laughing :3
  • Favourite Mountain: Cribb Gogh
  • Tipple: Coke? I did down my very first pint of beer for the club though...
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
Picture of Sam
  • Course: Science Communication
  • Vague Age: unknown
  • Spotted On Hike: Being invisible
  • Favourite Mountain: Cat Bells
  • Tipple: Pear Cider
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Matt Tomkins
  • Course: 2nd year Geography
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Accidently going the most difficult way
  • Favourite Mountain: Great Gable
  • Tipple: Budweiser. Yes really.
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Andrew Stimson
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Michael Jimenez
  • Course: 3rd year Applied Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Vague Age: Somewhere in my twenties + 2
  • Spotted On Hike: Sporting a healthy beard
  • Favourite Mountain: Great Gable
  • Tipple: Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Greg Lusted
  • Course: Second year tramp
  • Vague Age: Maybe old enough to be an Old Git
  • Spotted On Hike: On the wrong mountain
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything big and rocky
  • Tipple: Fine red wine. Or cheap plonk. Either will do.
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Emma Naylor
  • Course: Architecture
  • Vague Age: Twenteen
  • Spotted On Hike: On my bum
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything in the Lakes
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Jemma Houghton
  • Course: 2nd year Biochemistry
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: wearing lots of different hats
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon
  • Tipple: Cider or Amaretto
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Rachel Turner
  • Course: Genetics with French
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Covered in mud
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything around Cirque du Fer à Cheval
  • Tipple: Pimm's
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Transport Secretary
Harry Prosser
  • Course: 2nd year History & German
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Eating Pretzels
  • Favourite Mountain: Le Brevent
  • Tipple: Something cold with bubbles in
  • Contact: transport@umhc.org.uk
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Web Master
Nic Garner
  • Course: 3rd year Computer Science
  • Vague Age: 28
  • 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: The Cobbler (Ben Arthur)
  • Tipple: Ale
  • Contact: weekends@umhc.org.uk
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Chris Cottam
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General Dogsbody
Dean Arksey
  • Course: 3rd Year Chemistry
  • Vague Age: 20
  • Spotted On Hike: Laughing at the misfortunes of others
  • Tipple: I'm from Hull, anything alcoholic will do
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Beer Secretary
Amanda Murphy
  • Course: Computational Biology PhD
  • Vague Age: Time is a construct used by biological organisms to monitor their decay
  • Spotted On Hike: Scrambling in a blinding array of Chernobyl-blue kit
  • Favourite Mountain: The Sharp Edge
  • Tipple: Thornbridge Cocoa dance, Kira white, or Balblair scotchy scotch

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.