Meet our fabulous committee for 2018/19
Name: Sophie Walker
Study: Chemistry (Integrated Masters) with Year in Industry
Favourite Hike: Probably Fiacaill Ridge, Bernia Ridge (Spain) or Catbells (the sentimental hike)
Essential hiking kit: gloves, gloves and more gloves! And a good, homemade trail mix!
Biggest Hiking Fail: belly-flopping face first into a very soggy bog, 2km into the start of a long walk on a cold and windy day in Snowdonia...
Name: Liz Atkinson
Study: 2nd Year Mathematics BSC.
Favourite Hike: Cairn Toul-Braeriach traverse.
Essential hiking kit: Kendal Mint Cakes
Biggest hiking fail: Walking down a cliff face, instead of down the ridge.
Name: Jacob Steed
Study: 3rd year Finance and accounting
Hometown: Walsall, makes Greater Manchester seem like Wigan
Favourite Hike: Any, where I become one with the natural world around me and let go of my worldly fears, burdens and goals, basking in the quiet tranquillity of inner peace, feeling the ebbs and flows of the wind in the grass, as light and as free as the clouds that traverse the sky like a climber possessing aerobic fitness a mere mortal such as myself can only dream of, and as feelings of possession, loss and hatred and anger fall away, it is as if I too could float away and join them in the great blue above.
Essential hiking kit: Boundaries
Biggest hiking fail: Following our secretary down said cliff
Name: Marcus Rowe
Study: Arabic and Chinese
Favourite Hike: South Glen Sheil Ridge
Essential Hiking Kit: bottle of good port
Biggest hiking fail: Not bringing millionaire’s shortbread on a hike.
Name: Matthew Hough
Study: 3rd Year History
Hometown: Wigan- an island of pies, Uncle Joe's Mint Balls and civilisation in the desolate wasteland of Greater Manchester
Favourite Hike: Nantlle Ridge in Snowdonia
Essential Hiking Kit: A pork and pickle pie, and a packet of sugar
Biggest hiking fail: Walking 15km and up and down several mountains without really eating much, and the associated near-death experience.
Name: Emma Dean
Study: 3rd Year Graphic Design
Hometown: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Favourite Hike: Helvellyn
Essential Hiking Kit: Camera and chocolate
Biggest Hiking Fail: Sitting in the survival shelter whilst everybody else helped move the stuck mini bus from an icy road
Name: Sarah Organ
Favourite Trip: Mystery Weekend
Essential Hiking Kit: lipsalv on a Carabiner on my bag
General Committee Member
Name: Joe Lawley ("Grandpa Joe")
Study: 1st Year Climate Change Mitigation PhD
Favourite Hike: Fleetwith Pike (via Fleetwith Edge) onto Haystacks
Essential Hiking Kit: Zip-off trousers
Biggest hiking fail: Tripped over my own feet and fell into a patch of nettles
GENERAL COMMITTEE MEMBER
Name: Jonathan Coney
Study: 3rd Year Mathematics
Hometown: Darkside of the Pennines
Favourite Hike: Tryfan (big playground)
Essential Hiking Kit: Sausage Rolls
Biggest Hiking Fail: Climbing a mountain and realising I'd left my coat in the gear van which was 10 miles away
general committee member
Name: Sam Fryer
Study: Final year Medicine
Favourite Hike: Thorsmork to Skogafell on the Skogar trail in Iceland
Essential Hiking Kit: Anything Rab
Biggest Hiking Fail: An extremely exposed danger wee on the side of Bristly Ridge where I overbalanced and nearly fell off the hill