Mountaineering and Climbing Club

The best view comes after the hardest climb!

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116 Members

UPMCC welcomes beginners and experienced climbers. Each week a trip is made to a local climbing centre where members can take part in bouldering.  We also run monthly trips to a roped climbing centre.

We run outdoor climbing weekend trips all over the country and abroad. In October the Fresher's Trip in Portland takes many people climbing outdoors for the first time. Other weekend trips go to Gower, Portland and Swanage, with other options being explored. Trips consist of outdoor climbing, outdoor bouldering, hiking and mountaineering. Recent larger trips have included the French Alps, Costa Blanca in Spain, Snowdonia, and Llanberis.

Hiking and Mountaineering trips include a traditional trip to Snowdon and other walks in the South Downs, Dartmoor, and more. This is a great opportunity for new hikers to learn all about orienteering, equipment maintenance, and proper hiking technique and safety alongside experienced and capable hikers.

The club competes in several competitions, both formal and fun, including British Universities and Colleges (BUCS), South Coast University Bouldering (SCUB), South West University Bouldering Series (SWUBS), and Red Spider, our local gym's monthly bouldering competitions. We also run our own yearly Varsity competition with Southampton University

Weekly socials are organised which take place all over Portsmouth! Major socials include the Fresher's White T-shirt, Pink Wednesday, Pub Golf and our Black Tie Christmas Meal. Regular socials include slacklining, yoga, orienteering challenges, and other activities that compliment climbing and mountaineering abilities. We also explore the vast culture of pubs, bars, and restaurants that make up so much of Portsmouth's character.


Your membership includes access to all the club's equipment, training in its safe use, instruction on climbing technique, and insurance (via the Student Union). Climbing centre entrance fees are discounted for club members, for the weekly and monthly indoor trips. Trips cost extra with transport and accommodation subsidised by the club. 

Don't forget to check out our social media platforms! :)

Instagram: @uop_climbing


The committee is supported by Horizon Expeditions who have provided  climbing and first aid training.

Mountaineering and Climbing Club Committee Members

Jordan Frier

Equipment Officer

Imogen Barrett


Greer Daniels

Vice President

Michael Macmillan

Trips and Transport Officer

Robert Cunningham

Events Secretary

Daniel Mompel Riera

Safety and Training Officer

Sylvan Reynolds


Craig Osborne

Gear Officer

George Wright


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Purchasing of memberships for 2019/20 academic year have now closed.

Memberships for 2020/21 will be available at the start of the new academic year.

Membership Terms

Mountaineering and Climbing Club Additional Payments

Mountaineering and Climbing - White Spider Minibus Space

Registered Members Only

Mountaineering and Climbing - Red Spider Minibus Space

Registered Members Only

Additional payments are only available to registered members of this group, unless otherwise stated.

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