What We Do

The Mountaineering Club is one of the most active clubs in the University, with activities to suit all abilities and skill levels! Whether your interest is walking, climbing, scrambling, orienteering, winter mountaineering, or simply enjoying the great outdoors, BUMC has something for you! Take a look at our photo galleries to get a taste of what we do.


We run regular weekend and day trips throughout the year for walking, climbing, mountaineering and orienteering. We visit amazing locations all over the UK such as Snowdonia, the Peak District, Dartmoor, Portland… the list is endless! There are also trips to France during the Easter & Summer breaks and Scotland during ISB. You can read more about our previous trips here.


As well as trips, the club goes climbing at 5 different indoor walls and bouldering centres in Bristol on Wednesdays, Saturdays and evenings mid-week. We also run several teaching sessions to learn belaying and lead-climbing. In warmer weather, we can often be found climbing outdoors at local crags.


As well as running walks on our weekend and day trips throughout the year, we also run “Sunday Walks” every fortnight. These are a relaxed walk in an area near to Bath that normally takes around 3 hours. They’re free and open to all students, staff and friends (you do not need to be a BUMC member to come along).


As we develop orienteering within the club, we will do biweekly training, with regular Sunday events at local fells and forests, and several weekend trips with other universities. Focused on navigating whilst running, orienteering is a great activity for improving mountaineering skills. We look forward to welcoming beginners and more experienced runners to BUMC.


We meet at a different pub every Thursday for a relaxed evening social, whilst also having regular larger socials, including sober socials. (Don’t worry, we never put pressure on drinking alcohol, and there are always non-drinkers at our socials.)

BUCS & Competitions

We enter teams into BUCS for both Climbing and Orienteering who represent the uni at competitions. We also regularly enter local competitions that are open to all skill levels.

Reasons to Join

Come and Meet Us

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have via email or social media. Alternatively, come and meet us at one of our upcoming socials or events.

Instagram Page

Facebook Page

Whatsapp community

Members only Facebook Group

Google calendar of events

Email us: su-mountaineering@bath.ac.uk

What's On?

To see what's on, you can see our google calendar below, or check out our events on our Facebook page.

Club members will also be emailed every Sunday with details of all the week's activities.

Our Committee


Climbing Secretary

Orienteering Secretary

Social Secretary



Gear Secretary

Walking Secretary

Media Secretary