Who we are and what we do

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The club caters for a wide range of people with varying degrees of interest and ability in hill-walking, rock climbing, and other mountaineering activities.The club's main function is to provide transport and social events for bunch of mountaineers on student sized incomes. Providing transport to remote areas for groups of people is an expensive undertaking, and having access to University minibuses lets us run trips for a fraction of the cost they would otherwise be.

The club does not provide formal instruction, less experienced members are encouraged to learn from their peers whilst out walking our climbing. As far as equipment goes the club has built up a store for the use of its members; things like ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ropes, tents and stoves. The club also has a small library of guide books and maps. There is a climbing wall in the Sports Centre at the Riccarton Campus, which is used every Monday night by the club.

So you think you're interested?!  Then you might want to have a look at the handbook... It is the A-Z of the club.
The way the it operates, gear advices, what we require of you, what it costs, ... There's quite a lot of information so we thought it was a wee bit too much to publish it on the website. Download it here: HWUMC handbook 2013