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 (2016/17)

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Chris Rutter
  • Course: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Vague Age: Not old enough to drive a minibus yet.
  • Spotted On Hike: Doing things Jon wouldn't approve of
  • Favourite Mountain: The one behind my house
  • Tipple: Whatever is cheapest
  • Quote: "Oh, wow! Those are hills!"
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Jake Jones
  • Course: Potato Printing
  • Vague Age: ~10^1
  • Spotted On Hike: Enquiring politely about people’s snacks/manipulating hikers into sharing food
  • Favourite Mountain: Platt Fields Hill
  • Tipple: What’s cheap at Lidl?
  • Quote: "Sorry, I got distracted by the avocado."
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Rosanna Lundqvist
  • Course: Management
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Out of breath, trying to keep up
  • Favourite Mountain: Yet to find
  • Tipple: Cider
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
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Lee Jing Ting
  • Course: Management
  • Vague Age: Twenty-two
  • Spotted On Hike: Filming, most of the time
  • Favourite Mountain: Any with a peak
  • Tipple: Guinness
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
William Grigg
  • Course: Classics
  • Vague Age: Somewhere between 18 and 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Bearing flasks of tea.
  • Favourite Mountain: Helvellyn
  • Tipple: Anything that happens to be on offer, and preferably made from rye.
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Alberto Ranedo
  • Vague Age: Too much to study at UoM
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 4 forever and ever
  • Favourite Mountain: Loving Switzerland
  • Tipple: Coca-Cola anytime
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Emma Naylor
  • Course: Architecture (still)
  • Vague Age: 23
  • Spotted On Hike: Sliding down the mountain on my bum
  • Favourite Mountain: Langdale Valley
  • Tipple: Real cider in general, Black Dragon in particular
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Ryan Miller
  • Course: Mechatronic Engineering
  • Vague Age: One more than last year
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing red
  • Favourite Mountain: Adam
  • Tipple: If I drank less at AGMs I wouldn't get into this sort of situation
  • Quote: "I don't want to be kit secretary."
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Joe Harris
  • Course: I’m just a Muggle now...
  • Vague Age: 26
  • Spotted On Hike: Behind a camera
  • Favourite Mountain: The next one on the list.
  • Tipple: Post hike Guinness
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Kimberley Jarvis
  • Course: Got one of those job things now
  • Vague Age: 27
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing pink
  • Favourite Mountain: Old Man of Coniston
  • Tipple: Spirit based drinks or prosecco
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Kirsty Mackie
  • Course: Geography
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: Trying to navigate
  • Favourite Mountain: Let’s not discriminate
  • Tipple: Tipple? Is that a northern thing?
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Transport Secretary
Rachana Halasabele
  • Course: Chemical engineering
  • Vague Age: 12
  • Spotted On Hike: Hike 3
  • Favourite Mountain: Snowdon (The first mountain I climbed in the UK)
  • Tipple: Tea or coffee. Anything warm
  • Contact: transport@umhc.org.uk
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Web Master
Ryan Miller
  • Course: Mechatronic Engineering
  • Vague Age: About twenty minutes older than when I typed it in for kit secretary
  • Spotted On Hike: Don't ask
  • Favourite Mountain: Eve
  • Tipple: Regret
  • Contact: webmaster@umhc.org.uk
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Weekends Secretary
Malte Vesper
  • Course: Computer science
  • Vague Age: Old
  • Spotted On Hike: Occasionally
  • Favourite Mountain: Any pointy Mountain
  • Tipple: None
  • Quote: "There is water on top of the mountain and you are wondering why there is water on top of the mountain."
  • Contact: weekends@umhc.org.uk

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.