Welcome aboard, freshers!

It’s that time of year again- the freshers of last year have either run away, notably shouting things like ‘you do this for fun!?’ or look so miserable we now call them ‘experienced.’ We successfully recruited nearly 100 fresh faces at the Freshers’ Fair and had our first official club time of the semester on Tuesday.

So while we wait for Queen’s to give us all of your email addresses, what can you expect over the coming weeks?

If you haven’t already signed up and paid for membership, now is the time to do so. Look for one of the committee, hand them £5 and be done with it! Those that signed up at the fair are now permitted to buy sweets (and give them to the committee) with the £1 they saved.

Club times, if you don’t already know, are on Tuesdays at 19:00 – 22:00 (followed by the pub) and Thursdays 17:00 – 19:00. A few people have asked if they have to come to every session; absolutely not. Come down as little or as much as you like. Coming down once per week as a fresher is advised though, just so that you can get to know people.

Freshers’ Trip is the 16th, 17th and 18th of October. The cost is £20 to students, again look for committee at the climbing wall if you want to sign up. See here for more info.

Further away for those poor souls that have jobs and need to book time off, the next trip will be sea cliff climbing in Donegal. More info will come closer to the time but accommodation is confirmed for 13th – 15th November.

See you at the wall!

 

 

An Evening of Expedition Stories

expedition talk

An evening of adventure stories by mountaineering club members past and present. Presentations to include the QUBMC 2012 expedition to central Asia by Conor Gilmour. Dawson Stelfox to speak about his approach to high and remote peaks. Alek Zholobenko’s adventures on an unclimbed Himalayan North face. And tales of Jonathan McCloy’s expedition to Greenland. Students and aspiring new mountaineering club members are especially welcome!

£4 entry. All proceeds go towards the next QUBMC Kyrgyzstan expedition in 2016.

7pm Friday 25th Sept 2015

Queen’s University Lanyon Building Room 01/052

Gola

This is without a doubt the best trip of the year. Awe inspiring scenery, usually fantastic weather, more climbing than you can shake a hex at and as much getting drunk around a campfire on a beach on an uninhabited island as you can handle. In all seriousness if you can go then do!!! We got 20 spaces on the bus so come down to the wall and get your money in and your name down! Continue reading “Gola”