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Interested in escaping from the city? Want to exercise and socialize in the great outdoors? Then come and join the team of friendly, out-going and passionate people that are the University of Leicester Mountaineering Club. We strive to make our members feel included no matter where you are from or whether you have done climbing before or not. Even if you have never had the opportunity to try it, we can show you the ropes!
Our club prides itself on its experience, amount of equipment and ultimately upon our regular, bi-weekly outdoor climbing trips all over the country which, like the rest of us, will give you plenty of fond memories and stories about your time at Leicester. Taking you from as north as the Isle of Skye, to as south as El Chorro!
We have a wealth of experienced and knowledgeable members to help you progress and get out on real rock. Included in this knowledge is up-to-date first aid training within our committee. On top of this we run regular training sessions at Social Climbing, lead by their expert coaches who know the best ways to improve your climbing technique. To complement our weekly sessions we run fortnightly trips all over the country, including the Lake District, the Peak District, Wales and Portland, where you can climb some real rock and experience the social side of the club.
While there is no pressure to be competitive in the club, we do cater for all levels of competitive spirit, from a relaxed inter-club bouldering competition, to more serious competitions such as BUCS and MUBS. However, the highlight of the competitive calendar is the Varsity climbing competition against De Montfort University, where we enjoy beating our rivals!
As well as socialising in the hut or campsite after a hard day's climbing at the weekends, we also organise fortnightly socials including the famous roped-up social and the end of year ball. In addition, we also incorporate meals out as a club and film nights into the social calendar, so there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Captain: Rohan Dodhia
Vice-captain: Andrew Binnie
Treasurer: Holly Pratt
Social Secretary: Keehan Akram
Training Secretary: Bob Bamberg
Meet Secretary: Amy Fletcher
International Meet Secretary: Sasha Woodham-Shulman
Wellbeing and Inclusion ambassador: Holly Pratt
Registration Fee: £25 + Team Leicester membership or Uni gym membership
Details for Team Leicester membership can be found at: https://le.ac.uk/sports/membership
All equipment for our training sessions and club trips are provided!
See club notices for weekend and day trips, and find us on social media for the latest news and updates! Feel free to email us with any queries or questions you may have!
Our weekly training sessions run as follows:
Tuesdays: 18:30 onwards - bouldering at the new Social Climbing centre in the heart of Leicester city centre, Highcross. (meet outside O2 ticket office 18:30)
Wednesdays: 13:30 onwards - Roped climbing at The Tower Climbing Center, Beaumont Leys. (meet outside O2 ticket office to take the bus 13:30)
All our weekly training sessions and social events will depend on the current COVID guidelines so keep an eye on our social media for updates.