Last weekend, STAUMC travelled across land and sea to the Isle of Arran for our long awaited, annual dinner meet! Blue skies stayed long enough for the club to experience some spectacular views across the Sannox valley. With this being the last trip of the academic year, the club went out in style with our adorned Victorian themed attire for the meet!
Congratulations to our new committee!
President- Tim Lowe
Treasurer- Patrick Milne
Secretary- Claire Wever
Safety officer- Olly Hall
Social Secretary- Callum Hutchison
Gear Officer- Rory Abernethy
Meet Secretary- Peter Stewart
International Expeditions officer- Tas Vámos
Web & Publicity officer- James Mclauchlan
Head Wall officer- Thomas Strang
Wall officer team:
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On the annual international expedition, the club undertook an odyssey of flights, boats, and taxis to travel to this small Greek island, world-renowned as a climber’s paradise. Apart from beautiful world-class sport climbing in caves and crags, members also tried some spectacular … Continue reading
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STAUMC had a successful Burns Meet in the Cairngorms without snow but with plenty of sun and wind. Traditional cutting of the haggis with an ice axe:
The St Andrews University Mountaineering Club had an exceptionally successful 2016 Fall semester. The club ran a total of 4 weekend trips and 2 day trips, accommodating a total of 106 students. STAUMC also actively participated and excelled at several regional bouldering competitions.
Glen Clova was the first trip of the year and proved to be a great venue to teach new members traditional climbing. The next weekend, members headed to Kirriemuir, one of the best sport climbing sites in the country. This trip proved to be so popular, a coach was hired to accommodate high interest.
Crianlarich was our first weekend destination. STAUMC was blessed with sunshine and the many trad climbing and hiking opportunities that the iconic Cobbler provides. Glen Coe was our second destination. Members completed the ambitious Aonach Eagach ridge as well as Curved Ridge. Glen Nevis was next on our list, where our members truly had to test their skills against the infamous Scottish winter. The isle of Skye was STAUMC’s last destination and arguably the most memorable: endless sunshine, Cuillin views, and whisky were all a perfect ending to our year.
Furthermore, memories were also made in the gym. STAUMC participated in two challenging competitions, with Charlotte Bansal winning 2nd and then 1st place in Women’s Hard categories. Rabea Kahn took 3rd place in Women’s Hard during the later competition in November. Thomas Strang won 1st place in Men’s Easy and Natasha Tkachenko won 3rd in Women’s Easy.
St Andrews University Mountaineering Club has even more to look forward to next semester. More trips, challenges, and the alumni festival weekend wall-opening are already being planned.
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Pictures from STAUMC’s latest trip to Skye: Several weeks earlier STAUMC also went to Glen Nevis…
Christmas is coming! Perfect time to ask Santa for anything you need to combat Scottish winter! NeviSport has some great deals and is now offering our members -10% off all non-sale items. Please shoot us a message if you would like access to the discount code.
- Pub Lunch. 1 pm, Whey Pat.
- Climbing in Dundee
I am happy to announce that entrance to Avertical world on Wednesdays is now free for everyone who has access to the Sports Centre and club membership. You still have to pay for the bus, but often carpool is available to Dundee.