Mountain Skills training course

Signup here for the mountain skills training course on the 13th-15th October. The cost of the course is £53. You will also need to pay a £20 registration fee to be on the Mountain Skills training scheme. This is paid to Mountain Training UK, the training board for mountain-related courses in the UK. Details will be provided for this nearer the time.

The course is a 2-day course for hiking in UK mountains, covering planning, hiking, navigating, choosing clothing and equipment, avoiding hazards and handling emergencies, mountain weather and the environment. See this page for more details or see the course handbook. The course will give you good knowledge and skills for planning your own hikes in the UK mountains. If you’d like to lead trips for OUWC in the mountains — and we certainly need more leaders! — this course is the first step.


Summer dinner

How is it June already??!  Anyway, for one of our summer socials we will be having dinner at Mansfield College. The dress code is ‘smart casual’ (I’m going for smart shirt and relatively smart jeans, if that helps) and cost is £12.75. Drinks can be bought at the college bar before the meal.

Places are limited to 15 people, and sign up is on a first-come first-served basis, closing on 4th June – so ensure you click quick! Sign up online using the booking form below, and contact webmaster at if you have any trouble signing up.

Date and Time: Wednesday 7th June at 6:45pm
Venue: Mansield College (Mansfield Road, opposite the Univeristy Club)
Cost:  £12.75