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Newsletter 17/10/2014

Hello everyone, welcome to the second newsletter of the year. Sorry this is a little late, the plan from now on will be to get it out Friday lunchtime every week so you've got all the deets for the upcoming week of SUMC awesomeness. The Gower This weekend we're off the the Gower peninsula in South Wales. Single pitch climbs starting from the beach, multipitching huge limestone towers and finger-shredding sport climbing, there's a bit of everything! The signup goes live at 7am Monday morning for minibus spaces. We're expecting ... read more

BMC Winter Lecture at Southampton University

Exciting news! We're hosting another BMC Lecture at Southampton this December! The BMC Lecture Series is designed to equip you with skills and inspire you to get out climbing in the mountains this Winter. British Mountain Guides Neil Johnson and James Thacker will prepare you for the winter, covering skills such as navigation, footwork and avalanche awareness. The night is sponsored by Lowe Alpine and there will be a free prize daw on the night. The event will be held on Wednesday 3rd December in the Murray Building, starting at ... read more

Newsletter 07/10/2014

Hello everyone, welcome along to our first weekly newsletter! We're hoping from now on to bring you all of the club's news in one neatly wrapped package. And this being the start of term, we've got loads for you this week... Cotswold Social Next Thursday (16th October) we've got a private evening over at cotswold in Hedge End, for all your new climbing gear needs. There'll be loads of staff and opinionated SUMC members on hand to help you out too! And of course you'll have the standard SUMC 20% ... read more

Freshers' Meets - What to Expect

If you fancy getting into outdoor climbing, going on a Freshers' Meet is by far the best thing you can do! What makes them different to our regular weekends? These meets are all about our new members. We'll pair you up with some of our experienced members and we focus on giving you guys the best introduction to outdoor climbing you can get. We'll be staying on the edge of the Peak District, and head into the National Park to climb at some of the premier UK climbing crags, including ... read more

What a Weekend!

Wow, what a weekend! I'm so unbelievably proud of this club right now. I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who came down over the weekend to help, you guys made this weekend more of a success than I could have imagined! Firstly Big Climb. You think you've set people a challenge, and then they blow it out of the water! THREE times the height of Everest in 24 hours, 26,544 m of ascent, 3360 times up the wall. I was amazed at the amount of psyche ... read more