This has been one of the busiest weeks with LUMC that I’ve ever experienced!
After a full on first week (see previous post), we kicked off the week with our weekly visit to the Hangar, with a great turn out I must add! Really great to see the range of members we have this year.
Next came the final two Awesome Walls beginner sessions, which have gained unprecedented demand this year. Fortunately we had a lot of club leaders available to help coach, to which the club is very grateful. These sessions have been very successful this year, and now many people have an understanding of how to tie in and belay. From now on we’ll be running AW sessions every Wednesday, so come along and improve your climbing ability.
Thursday saw the return of our weekly Uni Bouldering wall training, followed by a visit to the
Hope and Anchor. In previous years, these sessions have been massively popular, and we hope to make it a big thing again this year, for unfortunately last year it never really took off. They provide a great opportunity to socialise within the club, but still enjoy climbing in a friendly atmosphere.
The first round of the Winter Bouldering League kicked off at the hangar on Friday, with a huge turn out, this year is set to be the best competition yet. LUMC members did really well, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the excitement. Round two is on 13th November, come along for a unique experience (you can go to any round without having attended any previous ones).
The week hasn’t even ended yet! The weekend welcomed the infamous freshers climbing and walking day trips. The aim was to get as many new club members to experience what LUMC is about. On Saturday, 30+ members headed to Windgather in the Peak District to give the freshers a taste of outdoor climbing. People seemed to love it, and hopefully we have given some people thirst to climb!
Finally, on Sunday, our walking captain Matt took 40 people to the most northern depths of the Lake District to tackle Skiddaw, England’s 6th highest mountain. 4 groups set off on slightly different routes to the summit and down again, all climbing some of the other surrounding peaks too. There was no rain to be seen (breaking LUMC tradition) and some fantastic views down onto keswick and Derwent water could be had. A big shout out to the drivers and leaders for looking after and entertaining everyone. Get your next walking fix on the 25th Oct in Snowdonia!
Overall an amazing week for LUMC, and just the start of things to come! Please keep up to date with us on our respective social media platforms, and we look forward to seeing all of you at future LUMC events 🙂
Andy (IT Sec)
P.S. We will now start requiring you to own club membership (you can get from the sports centre for £35). There are loads of perks of joining and you can support your favourite club!