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.
Here are some examples of some of the virtual events we are running to keep you entertained during the pandemic:
We have created a Discord server in order to recreate the feel of our face to face pub social virtually! Much like before, these socials are very relaxed and definitely do not need you to be drinking in order to attend! We also on occasion use the Discord server to host pub quizzes and play some games such as Among us or Skribblio!
Fortnightly Mountaineering Talks:
On our Teams page some of our committee (or on occasion special guests) host a mountaineering-related seminar! These seminars are very popular and there is no limit on how many people can attend, as long as you are a member and keep an eye on our teams page then you can attend!
Committee members Matt and Beth are putting together a series of orienteering courses for you to try around Bath. You will be able to complete them in your own time on a free phone app called UsynligO and you will be able to compare your results with all BUMC members afterwards. These courses will be in place of the usual orienteering training run pre-lockdown.
Weekly Strength and Conditioning:
Every Monday W&I Officer Laura hosts Strength and Conditioning sessions in order to keep you active throughout lockdown, these are hosted on zoom but the link to join can be found on our teams page.
Sunday (Weekly) Walks:
Our Walking Secs Will and Rob every Sunday post a new route, around Bath, that you can try out for yourself. Included in each post is an OS map which highlights the route for that week. Posts can usually be found on our Teams page and we encourage people to send us their pictures from their walk so that we can post them on our socials.
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 weekly 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
BUCS & Competitions: We enter teams into BUCS for both climbing and orienteering who represent the uni at competitions. We also regularly enter local comps 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: https://www.instagram.com/bathunimountaineeringclub/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BathUniMC/
Members Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/550710905015711/
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.