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 (2017/18)

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Emily Woodroofe
  • Course: MSc Medical Imaging Science
  • Vague Age: 24
  • Spotted On Hike: Extreme back marking
  • Favourite Mountain: Bruach na Frithe (Skye)
  • Tipple: Baileys hot chocolate with all the trimmings
  • Quote: "I was going to look at the map but I watched Dirty Dancing instead"
  • Contact: chair@umhc.org.uk
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Chris Rutter
  • Contact: vicechair@umhc.org.uk
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Lottie Harold
  • Contact: treasurer@umhc.org.uk
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Rosanna Lundqvist
  • Course: Management
  • Vague Age: 22
  • Spotted On Hike: Out of breath, trying to keep up
  • Favourite Mountain: Yet to find
  • Tipple: Strongbow Darkfruit
  • Contact: secretary@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Nicolas Toussaint
  • Vague Age: A quarter of a century old
  • Spotted On Hike: Pouring a nice cup of coffee
  • Favourite Mountain: Any remote one
  • Quote: "It'll be alright!"
  • Contact: hikesec1@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Rebecca Hart
  • Course: Mathematics
  • Vague Age: Older than the bartender thinks I am
  • Spotted On Hike: Wearing a silly hat, pronanly doing something ill-advised
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything with a ridge, the sharper the better
  • Tipple: If you're offering ;)
  • Quote: "I don't think it's broken"
  • Contact: hikesec2@umhc.org.uk
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Hikes Secretary
Simon Finney
  • Course: Maths & Physics
  • Vague Age: 19
  • Spotted On Hike: Snacking
  • Favourite Mountain: Tryfan
  • Tipple: Lager
  • Quote: "It's all fine *explosions intensifies*"
  • Contact: hikesec3@umhc.org.uk
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Kit Secretary
Chris Rutter
  • Contact: kit@umhc.org.uk
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Publicity and Merchandise Secretary
Arthur Yushi
  • Course: PhD neuroscience
  • Vague Age: Photoshopped
  • Spotted On Hike: slow while taking picutures; fast during boring weather
  • Favourite Mountain: langdale to borrowdale
  • Tipple: coconut water
  • Quote: "it's not going to rain"
  • Contact: publicity@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
William Grigg
  • Course: Classics
  • Vague Age: Turned out I wasn't gonna be nineteen forever
  • Spotted On Hike: Hungover, potentially bedecked in glitter, and very possibly only recently emerged from the trashcan
  • Favourite Mountain: Brokeback
  • Tipple: Just one bottle of wine is never enough
  • Quote: "Who said I wanted to grow old?"
  • Contact: socialsec1@umhc.org.uk
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Social Secretary
Femke Van Diepeneek
  • Favourite Mountain: Anything named after a Troll's bodyparts
  • Quote: "have you ever been to Norway?"
  • Contact: socialsec2@umhc.org.uk
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Training and Inclusions Secretary
Raluca Revici
  • Course: Biomedical Sciences
  • Vague Age: Forever 21
  • Spotted On Hike: At the front, overly excited about having a radio and/or using a compass
  • Favourite Mountain: Fagras, Romania
  • Tipple: Anything with vodka
  • Quote: "'That was fun! Who wants to hike another mountain?' - me at the end of a hike"
  • Contact: training@umhc.org.uk
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Transport and Weekends Secretary
Aiza Wong
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Web Master
Alexander Lindley
  • Course: Mechatronics Engineering
  • Vague Age: 21
  • Spotted On Hike: In shorts, no matter the weather.
  • Favourite Mountain: More of a Hill kind of guy
  • Tipple: Cheap and Strong
  • Quote: "No im seriously not cold"
  • Contact: webmaster@umhc.org.uk
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Weekends Secretary
Simon Hellewell
  • Contact: weekends@umhc.org.uk
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Ryan Miller
Picture of Kho Zhi Quan
Twitter and Instagram Secretary
Kho Zhi Quan
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Food, Beverages and Beer Secretary
Birgitta Van Bodegraven
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Custard Secretary
Tom Sweetnam
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General Committee Member
Sam Markovic

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.