Bouldering, Climbing and Mountaineering at both indoor and outdoor venues. Our members make regular trips to climbing centres, sea cliffs and crags around the UK and Europe, with some members even tackling Scottish Winter climbing and the Alps. We have a go at slacklining too!


We are a friendly bunch of people who boulder, climb and mountaineer all over the UK and beyond. All levels of ability are welcome so whether you haven't climbed before or you've just sent your futuristic V9 project we'd love you meet you. We're more than just a club; when you join SUMC you join a family with alumni members who return for club events from all over the UK. We run weekly indoor climbing meets (both bouldering and roped) alongside our fortnightly outdoor meets around the UK and our Christmas Trip sport climbing in Europe. Every week we also have a social which ranges from pub crawls and movie nights to kid's play areas and slacklining. We also set the bouldering problems in the University's climbing wall, where we run our skills courses covering climbing technique, roped rescue and remote outdoor first aid. Whatever gets you psyched, you can do it with us in SUMC. Check us out at

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Mountaineering this year are:

Reuben Arkwright
Bouldering & Comps
Christian Kuhlmann
Gear Sec
Alastair Soave
Indoor Sec
Theo Levison
Meet Sec
Charles Markland-Smith
Meet Sec
Oliver Long
Abigail Crooks
Safety and Skills
William East
Social Sec
Gareth Jones
Social Sec
Benjamin West
Dominic So
Vice President
Sacha Wiginton
Web Sec

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Mountaineering, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Semester 1 Membership£20.0028/09/2020 - 26/02/2021Membership for semester 1, allowing access to all the club's gear and events. Additionally, various stores including Cotswold Outdoors offer discounts to SUMC members, and membership automatically grants you BMC membership. Note: SUMC membership does not require Sports and Wellbeing membership.