• Name: Joe Lawley

  • Course: 2nd Year Energy Services PhD

  • Email:

  • Hometown: Cockermouth, Cumbria

  • Favourite hike: Glecksteinhütte hike

  • Essential hiking Kit: Zip-off trousers

  • Biggest hiking Fail: Injuring my knee coming off Ben Lui, the final descent of a 38-mile weekend


  • Name: Ruth Trainor

  • Course: MSc Ecological Economics

  • Email:

  • Hometown: That's a bit complicated... Southern England

  • Fave hike: Pennine Way

  • Essential kit: I have a fancy tent that I love (Hilleberg Anjan 2). She's called Robin. Yes, I named my tent.

  • Biggest hiking fail: Hiking for a week with a chest infection thinking it was "just a cough".



  • Name: Adam Wade

  • Course: PhD in Tribology (2nd year)

  • Email:

  • Favourite hike: Scramble over Crib Goch in Snowdonia

  • Hiking kit: Shorts and gaiters

  • Hiking fail: Convincing some nervous hikers stepping stones are fine just to have the second person following me immediately slip up and fall in

Trip Sec

  • Name: Oli Yates

  • Course: Physics (3rd Year)

  • Email:

  • Hometown: Southampton

  • Favourite hike: Cairn Gorm and Beinn Macduibh

  • Essential hiking kit: chocolate raisins

  • Biggest fail: wasn't a fail, but on a Sunday hike last year unexpectedly a blind person joined us for a hike in Edale. It was crap weather and everything was slippery... But everyone still enjoyed it and we all made it round.


Gear Sec

  • Name: Liz Atkinson

  • Course: 3rd year, Mathematics

  • Email:

  • Hometown: Staveley

  • Favourite hike: Cairn Toul - Braeriach traverse

  • Essential hiking kit: Kendal mint cake

  • Biggest hiking fail: Having to run back down Tryfan after leaving a phone on the wall at the bottom.


Social Sec

  • Name: Sarah Organ

  • Study: Graduate

  • Email:

  • Hometown: London

  • Favourite Hike: Catbells onto high spy on a sunny day - Lake District

  • Essential Hiking Kit: lipsalv on a Carabiner on my bag

  • Hiking Fail: Finding ourselves 2000 meters high in marocco a couple of hours before sunset and getting off the hill around 11pm, on our first day.


Web Sec

  • Name: Emma Dean

  • Course: Graphic Design (3rd Year)

  • Email:

  • Hometown: Halifax

  • Favourite Hike: Helvellyn

  • Essential Hiking kit: Chocolate

  • Biggest Hiking fail: Ending up in a survival tent, hike of the day hadn’t even started.


General Committee

  • Name: Lizzy Young

  • Course: PhD Tissue Engineering

  • Hometown: Hamilton, SouthLanFAM

  • Favourite hike: Bidean nam Bian

  • Essential hiking kit: Lucozade sport (orange obv) and gaiters!

  • Biggest hiking fail: Had to get rescued out a river


General Committee

  • Name: Adam Hale

  • Course: 3rd year, Physics Masters

  • Hometown: Bawtry, South Yorkshire

  • Favourite hike: Around Derwent Water in the Lake District

  • Essential hiking kit: A compass

  • Biggest hiking fail: "Don't worry guys, I've got the map. It's definitely this way!" We arrived at our destination 5 hours behind schedule.


General Committee

  • Name: Kelly Lloyd

  • Course: PhD in cancer prevention research (1st Year)

  • Hometown: Oswestry, Shropshire

  • Favourite hike: Snowdonia region

  • Essential hiking kit: My super warm and wind resistant woolly pompom beanie.

  • Biggest hiking fail: Taking my winter hiking boots on the Yorkshire three peaks challenge as my usual hiking boots were broken. As predicted, got blisters early on and had to give up.