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 welcome members of all abilities, so even if you have never had the opportunity to try it before 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. To compliment 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. Our BUCS team also receive high level coaching by the team at the Social Climbing in the city center.
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 having a few drinks after a hard days 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: Alex Richmond
Registration Fee: £30
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 - 21:00 bouldering at the new Social Climbing center in the heart of Leicester city center, Highcross. (meet outside O2 ticket office)
Wednesdays:13:00 - 17:00 roped climbing at The Tower Climbing Center, Beaumont Leys. (meet outside O2 ticket office to take the bus)
Our members also travel up via bus or car to The Tower Climbing Centre for some indoor top roped and lead climbs throughout the term!