Arran Dinner Meet

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! 

New Committee

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

Wall sub-committee:
Head Wall officer- Thomas Strang
Wall officer team:
Jacob Moody
Denning Helen-Mary
Catriona McClelland
Marina Haldopoulos
Karen Pineapple
Charlotte Bansal
Isobel Mitchell
Quinn Bowman

STAUMC goes to Kalymnos


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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

Burns Meet


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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:

End-of-Semester Report

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.

Weekly E-mail

Hi guys!

  Hope everyone had a great week, I can’t wait to hear stories from this weekend’s Glencoe trip.
Here’s what we have on:
Wednesday, 26th
  • Pub Lunch. 1 pm, Whey Pat.
No trip sign ups this week, but look out: next week we will open sign-ups for Steal in Glen Nevis.
  • 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. 
Saturday, 29th
* 8 pm Spooky Bonfire night at the Maiden plus a night walk on the coastal path. May evolve into par-tay. Costumes encouraged. 
Something else to look out for: 
Adrenaline Ball 2016, November 12th. 
Our annual ball dedicated to adrenaline sports- every year a shock to see mountaineers looking smart. 
And that’s me!
Quote of the week:
“Why is the crux always at the hard bit?”
El Prez

Week 4 E-mail

Hi guys,

  Sorry for the late email, my typing muscles are sore from Kirrie.
Here is what we have on this week:
 Wednesday, October 5th
   Sign ups for weekend trip to Crianlarich on the 7th- 9th of October. Great climbing and walking! For more info email pss2
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  Cost of trip 35£.
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. You still have to pay for the bus, but often carpool is available to Dundee.
Roped Flat Crawl!
Our premier social of the year, please stay turned for more info shortly. 
And that’s me,
Almost forgot: quote of the week:
“It’s a round trip. Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.”    — Ed Viesturs.
Best wises,