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6th April 06
The meet report for Glen Affric is ready for viewing. Hope I haven't offended anyone (too badly) or left anyone/anything out. Feel free to add more.
14th March 06
Following on from inspiration from the BMC Alpine lecture, Alps06 discussion page is now live. Please get involved if you are thinking of coming...
16th March 06
20% discount day at Cotswold Thursday 23rd March
12th March 06
Congratulations to Louise Atkin, Chris Cumming, Fabian Seymour and Steve Williams for completing the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge in a very respectable time of 8 hours and 50 mins!!!
8rd March 06
Congratulations to the new MPS committee!
The results of last nights AGM are as follows:
Best of luck to you all.
3rd March 06
Congratulations to Rob Webster who finished 24th place (out of 144) in the recent Belvoir cross country marathon.
10th Feb 06
The MPS AGM will be held on Tuesday 7th March at the Ropewalk. This is where the 06/07 committee will be elected. If you want to have more of a say on how the club is run and want to run for committee, there are seven places on offer:
To find out more about what each role entails, visit the current CommitteeMembers pages and ask any specific committee member what their role is in detail if you want to know more.
9th Feb 06
Links to photos from the Winter Skills trip can be found on the meet report. Feel free to add bits.
26th January 06
The new Code of Practice is now live. You can find it here. Please read it as it is relevant to all members, and contains useful information about how we operate as a club. If you have any suggestions for the Code of Practice then you can have your say by emailing anyone from the committee.
25th January 06
The club was devastated to hear of the death of Susie last week in New Zealand. MPS had been a big feature in her university life, and she was still in touch with many of us after leaving the club. Our thoughts are with Andy and her parents.
Susie was on a solo 2 day trek in the Nelson Lakes National Park, in the north of South Island, New Zealand. There had been heavy rain and the streams were in flood. The route she had to take probably involved having to repeatedly cross flooded rivers. On one of these crossings, she must have slipped and fallen into the river. She drowned. Her rucksack was picked up 200m downstream. her body was discovered some time later by other trekkers, who informed the police.
The club is organising a tribute to be sent to her parents on behalf of MPS. If anyone has thoughts or photos that they would like passed on to her parents please contact Nick.
11th January 06
To those going on the winter skills course (who do not own their own crampons), there is a compulsary crampon fitting session at 1pm on Monday 30th January in the Expedition Stores near the Hallward Library and Halifax cash machine.
If you are unsure about any of your other gear, the CommitteeMembers will be there to answer any other question you may have.
6th January 06
Happy New Year! Welcome back to the second term.
MPS has another great term of trips and socials planned so plenty to get exited about after exams are over! Keep up to date by checking out whats coming up on the Meet Diary page and the Social Diary page, and of course through your emails.
I look forward to catching up with you in the pub or on the mountain soon!
7th December 05
The 2005-2006 clothing will sadly not arrive before the end of the term, but will be a nice surprise for the first social of next term!
28th November 05
Fabian has written the basis for a meet report for Crianlarich 2. There are plenty of places for more to be added including many walks!
19th November 05
With the Crianlarich meet comes the first real sign of winter condtions so just to remind everone that the BMC now provides an excellent series of articles to help mountaineers with the specifics of choosing kit and improving their mountaincraft skills as well as loads on general advice. The links will be also be on my page once this becomes old news!
9th November 05
23rd October 05
Important: The Rescue and Emergency Care course dates have been changed and it is now due to run on Sat 12th and Sun 13th November. The plus side is that the trainers will now take you to the Peak District for the course so you get a bit more wilderness exposure. See Training Courses for more details.
20th October 05
The is a Rescue and Emergency Care course coming up soon (3rd and 4th December) for those interested. For more details go to Training Courses.
18th October 05
Adam has (already) written a meet report for Aberfeldy. To all of you who came on the trip, please get involved and add anything else you feel relevant!
12th October 05
Well done to MPS member Caroline Hartley for winning the raffle. Here she is looking excited with her brand new rucksac kindly donated by cotswold outdoor.
10th October 05
A meet report has been written for Crianlarich. Please all feel free to edit it accordingly and add anything that Damo and I have missed out!
I have also put up my 12 photos (I know - 12 is a bit pathetic) on my website (Fabian)
10th October 05
All MPS members have a 20% discount day for clothing and equipment (Excludes maps, GPS and books) this coming Thursday 13th October at Cotswold Outdoor Store in Lenton Nottingham.
These discount days are an absolute bargain! If anyone needs any equipment advice contact the comittee or post on the mailing list and someone will help out.
You will need to present your membership card which has the code on the back to get your discount. You can view their product range online.
30th September 05
IMPORTANT - The MPS Mailing List has been refreshed and all those who didn't add their email addresses at freshers fair have been removed to keep the mailing list clear of people who don't want to receive emails.
27th September 05
Dear all, on behalf of me President Nick and the rest of the committee, I'd like to welcome all our new members and our returning members back to MPS.
14th July 05
Well the MPS 2004-2005 season has ended, and it was a superb year as I am sure you will all agree. Thanks again to the 2004-2005 committee!
Is anyone willing to have a look back at some of this year's meet reports and add to them? There are still a fair few with embarrasing chunks missing and it would be great to see them all finished off before the start of next term!
Crianlarich 1 has no meet report at all, Glen Etive, Winter Skills, Glencoe and Braemar are all unfinished. I have added a brief bullet-point report for Skye and Mull but can only really remember what walks (and bimbles) I did so please feel free to add to itl!
19th June 05
Is it just me that finds all this red a bit overpowering? :) --Gaff I'm not convinced of the red either --Chris Ok I've taken the liberty of removing it. I suggest using red for really important stuff and un-reding it when its out of date --Gaff OK OK! WE GET THE IDEA YOU TWO DON'T LIKE RED!! BUT IT'S NOT THAT BAD IF IT IS USED SPARINGLY? - Fabian
28th May 05
Full Details about the Skye trip are now available. The sign up is on Tuesday 31st May.
23rd May 05
Skye Sign Up is on Tuesday 31st May. Wait out for for details.
12th May 05
Photos from climbing at Stanage Edge are on my website now. Check them out http://nickstevens.smugmug.com/. Nick
9th May 05
The Wakeford-Richards winning combination has entered for LAMM in D class. Taking on this team is not for the feint hearted!!
4th May 05
Peak District .
3rd May 05
2-day Wilderness First Aid Course 1st and 2nd of June . Click here to go to the Training Courses page to find out more about the course and how to book. Places are limited so get involved now! Nick
2nd May 05
For those of you who were planning to do the ramsoc marathon this year please note;
extracts from the ramsite; (http://www.students-union.nottingham.ac.uk/~ramsoc/about/y3p.htm)
'Sunday 29th May 2005- As you may or may not already know, there is to be no Dark Peak Marathon this year. Instead, we are replacing it by the much more well known YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE.'
'We intend to take a minibus for the day (and possibly one or two cars) so space is very limited.'
27th April 05
The sign up for the Peak District Trip can now be done online . Click here and follow the instructions. You will also be able to see who else has signed up and find out a bit more about the trip. Nick
18th April 05
The route sheet is now in word form and can be downloaded from the Mountain Officer page. So no excuses for not planning that route in advance! Grahame
6th April 05
Just to reiterate what Fabian has written below:
6th April 05
Meet reports are now finally up to date: The Glencoe (Alex Mac) trip and the Braemar meet reports have been written for anyone interested in reading about these two awesome trips.
For both of these meet reports, there is still room for others to make contributions and tell us all about what they did.
3rd April 05
Fabian and Franco have written a meet report for the Braemar trip. Plenty of room for the climbers to write up their section! Please feel free to edit what we have written too!
1st April 05
LAMM entries are underway... The Elite Gardner-Hampshire partnership are now entered in this years C-class, conviently sceduled at the tail end of the skye trip. For those of you who havn't done a MM before and are planning on coming to skye, 'zip the lip and get a grip' >>>> http://www.lamm.co.uk/
23rd March 05
I have written a meet report for the Steall Hut trip. Please feel free to add your bits (as it were)! Can someone also please stick some pictures in? Fabian
15th March 05
For Nick, Paul, and Andy G - the new Half Marathon time to beat is 1hr 29min 45sec. Get training.
For those interested, this looks to be a cracking event! http://www.fellsman.org.uk/
"The Fellsman is a 60 mile high level traverse over very hard rugged moorland. The event climbs over 11,000 feet in its path from Ingleton to Threshfield in the Yorkshire Dales." Anyone who doesn't enter this must be a wimp! 14/15 May.... Matt H
8th March 05
Its Official: the results of last nights AGM
Congratulations to them all and best of luck, EDW
14th March 05
11th March 05
Photos from Ballachulish are now online at http://nickstevens.smugmug.com. Nick
10th March 05
28th Feb 05
Just to let everyone know that all four of us (Nick, Milton, Adam and Paul) who entered the 26 mile Belvoir Challenge survived the course! The route was exceptionally tough this year with lots of mud and snow! My legs are ruined now - I'm still having trouble going down stairs! Anyway check out the final results here. Nick
I'm still in pain too (kinda starting to regret not doing any training....). It was 'great fun' tho. Congrats to Nick for coming 5th - a totally awesome performance for the club - showing just how good MPS really are!!!!!!! (Paul)
According to the medic down my corridor i now have 'Delayed reaction muscular stress' or something. We probably all have. Either way, great work Nick! You modestly going 'hmmmmm maybe top 10' fooled no-one. I'd like to see a mountaineer, rambler or 'explorer' even complete that course... scum. (Adam)
Adam, I think two people will be very keen to point out that this is DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness.
Paul, I think you'll find it's definately Delayed Onset Muscle Stiffness!
Adam - 3 mountaineers completed the course :-)
25th Feb 05
I've added my bits to the winter skills meet report. Could someone fill in the other missing bits! Cheers! Nick
25th Feb 05
Produce your own useful Timing and Pacing chart for Bad weather navigation. Simply download the Word doc from the Mountain Officer page and enter your own pacing figures - Grahame.
21st Feb 05
Alps 2005 For anyone who is interested in going to the Alps in the summer there is a page where you can talk about where + when you want to go.
21st Feb 05
For anyone who wants to know what they did (in terms of Munros) on the Steall Hut trip the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the weekend, I loved it. - Damian.
21st Feb 05
The 2005 MPS Kit has now been ordered!
9th Feb 05
Fabian has written a meet report for Winter Skills - Those who went on the other courses/bagging missions, please write about what you got up to!
8th Feb 05
Torridon report now includes Matt and Matt's epic journey to Torridon.
3rd Feb 05
A brilliant chance to get photos of your MPS weekends printed in A3 for free! Have a look at the EPSON site for more details. James.
31st January 05
For anyone who wants to know what they did (in terms of Munros) on the Winter Skills trip the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the weekend, I certainly did. - Damian.
18th January 05
To celebrate the end of exams we'll be going on a campus bar crawl next tuesday (25th January). We'll start at 6-45pm in the Ark, and we'll then move on to Florence Boot Hall, arriving at 7-30pm. We'll then visit the bars in a clock-wise direction. If you're joining us en route, you can ring me to find out where we are: 07854565687.
We'll be doing the crawl Alpine style - we'll be roped up and dressed in our most dashing Mountain gear! There'll be prizes up for grabs for the person or persons who manage to stay roped up for the longest amount of time and for the best dressed mountaineer. If you prefer to keep your ropework for mountainsides only - come along to laugh at the rest of us!
14th January 05
Chris has written a meet report for Torridon. Anyone else who went, feel free to add bits.
4th January 05
The Skye bridge charge ends with immidiate effect: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1378095,00.html Saving you 50p for the Skye meet :)
The 26 mile Belvoir Challange is coming up on Saturday the 26th February. Entry is £10. For more info check out their website. Myself and Paul have already entered so what are you waiting for! Nick
Finally made available my pictures from the Christmas dinner weekend in the Peak district. Don't miss the MPS human pyramid shots! ---Chris
Don't forget it is Chris and Vicky's housewarming/Christmas party this Saturday (11th December) at their house in beeston. 7.30pm would be a good time to arrive.
Fabian has written a meet report for Glen Etive. Anyone else who went, feel free to add bits.
More dates for your diaries... There are a number of winter lectures going on over the next few months. The only problem is, they are in Sheffield. If you still fancy going and have transport then have a look here for more details.
Dates for your diaries.... The meets diary for the rest of this year has now been updated.
For anyone who wants to know what they did at Glen Etive the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the weekend, great photos Nick - Damian.
Photos from the Glen Etive trip are up on my website here. It was an awesome weekend and I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did. Nick
Don't forget the BMC lecture this Wednesday! (17th November, 6-45pm-9pm) It will take place in the Economics and Geography, room A48. They're serving drinks afterwards as well!! Don't forget to bring your ticket...
There's been a late change to the venue for tomorrow's pub meet (Tues 16th November, 8pm onwards). It'll now be at the Bell Inn because the Jazz night at Cabaret has been cancelled. The Bell Inn also has live jazz, so we won't miss out on the music! The Bell Inn can be found here
It's just off market square, on Angel row, in the same corner of the square as Lloyds Bank (so at the opposite end of the square to the council building).
There is a 1/2 Marathon taking place on the 12th December just outside Nottingham. You can enter online at http://www.turkeytrot.org.uk. It costs £10. So far just myself and Matt Hilton have entered (I think). If you want to know more e-mail me ( ). Nick
"Many of you have now had a taster of MPS trips and if you haven't been put off by big hills and MPS cooking then you may be thinking of splashing out on some improved kit. From now on the conditions tend to get a little more serious and the locations a little more remote, so I thought it worth reviewing what is needed to be safe, not to mention comfortable, out on the Scottish hills in winter. I've put a short guide together. If you have any questions on kit ask the commitee or more experienced members, it can often be worth talking to two or three people before taking the plunge and denting that bank balance." --Grahame
The BMC (British Mountaineering Club) Winter Lecture Series 2004 comes to Nottingham University on Wednesday November 17th, 6.45pm-9pm! This will be both informative and inspiring - a must for anyone interested in winter mountaineering in Scotland or elsewhere. I know this is is a long way off, but if we pre-book tickets, it'll cost 2-50 each instead of 4. To book your place, bring money/a cheque to Tantra Bar or to the next pub meet (Canalhouse, 26th Oct), after which I'll make the booking.
For anyone who wants to know what they did at the last two Crianlarich weekends the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the weekends - Damian.
Metcheck have issued a long range forecast for this winter. Click here to have a look.
Read about James Richards' (aka Mr Muppet) valiant attempt to hire a van for the Crianlarich trip here
If you didn't pick up a welcome pack at Fresher's fair, you can now download it.
More than 170 people signed up at fresher's fair. Hoping to see lots of new faces on the first few trips of the year.
The venue for this Tuesday's social (12th October) has been changed from what was advertised (Hugh Stew). We'll now have a bar crawl, starting at Cripp's Hall at 8pm, going on to Lenton Hall at 9pm, then to Rutland Hall at 10pm. Call Chris on 07837557521 or one of the committee, if you can't find us at any time. It's also the sign-up for the lakes, so don't miss it!
Anyone like me unfortunate enough to have lectures all day on most days who is up for going climbing in the evening let me know. I'm planning on going next monday (11th Oct) at about 5pm but am free to go at other times if people are up for it. I know we discussed it last night but to be honest most of you were probably too drunk to remember, not mentioning any names Nick and Damian. Let me know. Jon F
For anyone who wants to know what they did at the weekend the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the weekend - Damian.
Alps meet report is up but couldn't say its a 'cracking' meet report. A bit long winded but then again it was 3 weeks. Any of you lot who were out there feel free to add/change/delete bits. - Jim
Scottish midges make national headlines.
This is how boring life is here. I'm hoping you guys out in the Alps are planning to write a cracking meet report when you get back - we need the entertainment!
The branded gear has finally arrived email Matt to arrange to pick it up
We had a great day in the Peaks with IMPS. There's a report on the Pineapple Challenge on the Meet Reports page.
Ramsoc Marathon report now up. Matt and Damian - feel free to add bits.
Ramsoc Marathon. So far James, Ed, Suddards and Damian are signed up to show Ramsoc who's boss.
Skye Signup - email James to put your name on the list. Also, the list of those signed up is only a mouse-click away...
Dates for the diary - all the meets for next semester are up on the Meets Diary now.
Thanks go to everyone who came to the Barbecue. We had great weather, decent food and poor frisbee throwing! Please send suggestions for other socials to Vicky .
Sign up for the REC First Aid Course which is on the 2-3 june, only £45 and based on campus. Sign up in the Portland Building.
Orders now being taken for MPS Branded Gear. Charcoal Grey Hoodies with MPS logo and summit team design £21 and navy polo shirts with MPS logo £12.50. If you want more details or to order email Matt .
This website goes live.
There are informal plans to go to the Alps in early July. If you have any suggestions about where, flights, or accomodation, please use the Alps Trip page to discuss them, or email James , Ed , or Grahame .
Anyone intersted in doing LAMM please contact Nick ASAP
Committee members please sign up for relevant STARS training sessions ASAP
14 People signed up for the peaks but we still have 1 space left. Email James if you're interested. We can be back early for any of you wanting to work in the evening.
Sign up for the Peaks trip in the Bag o' Nails on Lenton Boulevard. Costs a mere £10, and with the promise of good weather it'll be awesome. (Plus for those non-climbers it's the perfect chance for a bimble around in the sun - JR)
There are plans afoot to have a short trip to the Peaks this term. The aim is for some of us to go climbing and bouldering but those who prefer to stick to activities on slightly more horizontal surfaces are welcome to come as well - lots of walking and some scrambling about. At the moment, its looking like it will be on the 9th May - just after lectures end, but before the exams.
The main problem is that we need to have some people who can lead climb and/or set up top ropes. If you can do either of these and are willing to come then let James know asap. People in mind were John, Alistair H, Chris D, Graham, Matt H.
If there are enough of us, it should be pretty cheap - less than a tenner.
Glitches Ironed out - Now I really must get on with some work.
Franco unveils his skinning masterpiece, couple of glitches still to iron out.
20th April 2004
First pub meet of term to be held at the Grove pub in Lenton, at 8pm.
Last MPS pub meet of the term from 8pm in the Happy Return. If you haven't been on a trip lately or to a pub meet please don't be afraid to turn up, it would be great to see some old faces (or new ones for that matter!).
8th March 2004
Gaff Changes the the default template to look almost good and adds the 1st news item.