Name: Joe Lawley
Course: 2nd Year Energy Services PhD
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
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)
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
Name: Oli Yates
Course: Physics (3rd Year)
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.
Name: Liz Atkinson
Course: 3rd year, Mathematics
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.
Name: Sarah Organ
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.
Name: Emma Dean
Course: Graphic Design (3rd Year)
Favourite Hike: Helvellyn
Essential Hiking kit: Chocolate
Biggest Hiking fail: Ending up in a survival tent, hike of the day hadn’t even started.
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
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.
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.