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"Wild Camping"

1st - 3rd March 2013

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AGM. Portland D136.

Thursday 14th March
8.00 pm

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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
Get those new season colours or items you need for the easter trip at a great discount!

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!!!

Awesome Weekend!


8rd March 06

Congratulations to the new MPS committee!

The results of last nights AGM are as follows:

  • President: Damian Warren
  • Vice President: Steve Williams
  • Treasurer: Chris Burn
  • Meets Sec: Hannah Cookson
  • Gear Sec: Martin Perry
  • Mountain Officer: Adam Thorpe
  • Social Sec: Louise Atkin

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.
His time was: 04:36:15

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:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Meets Sec
  • Mountain Officer
  • Gear Sec
  • Treasurer
  • Social Sec

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.
If you want to run for committee, then you will need a member to propose you at the AGM - it does not have to be a committee member. Anyone who is an MP Ser? can propose you for committee.
You will also need to let Nick know what position you will run for and who is proposing you!

9th Feb 06

Links to photos from the Winter Skills trip can be found on the meet report. Feel free to add bits.

Awesome weekend! Cheers,

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

Susie Illingworth

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.
You will need to bring your walking/mountaineering boots along with you.
If you cannot attend, then please contact Nick as soon as possible so we can arrange a different time for you.

If you are unsure about any of your other gear, the CommitteeMembers will be there to answer any other question you may have.
PS: Remember that you get a 15% discount at Cotswold with your membership card! There is also another 20% discount day exclusive to MPS members on Thursday 9th February.

6th January 06

Hi all,

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

Dear all, 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!
Nick and Fabian have also posted their photos on their websites. Check out Fabian's and Nick's Pictures

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

Dear all,
If you missed the Johnson Arms social then don't worry as the MPS clothing range for 2005-2006 will be available for you to sign up for from 8pm this coming Tuesday 15th November at the social in the Olde Salutation Inn.

- Dark navy blue (though people seem to prefer maroon) polo shirt with embroidered logo on front: 12
- Charcoal grey hoodie with embroidered logo on front and screen print on back: 17

Just in case you are not sure - below is a picture of the logo with our famous Gordon the Pineapple, and the screen print which will appear on the back of the hoodies.

Club LogoScreen Print

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!
If you are unsure how to edit the website, then just let me know! or email anyone else on the Committee
Photos from the trip can be found on my website

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.

Well Done.


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!
Especially to our new members who came on the trip - please 'get involved' and have a go at adding bits to the report!

I have also put up my 12 photos (I know - 12 is a bit pathetic) on my website (Fabian)

Cheers all,
Fabian and Damian

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.
So if you would like to join our mailing list to receice emails about socials, meets etc then please resign.
This doesn't affect anyone who signed up at freshers fair - in fact only the people that signed up are on the mailing list now! So get signed up to get involved with a great club this year - we've got some awesome trips planned - you won't regret it.
Go to Mailing Lists on the Side Bar to rejoin the mailing list. Alternatively, email the committee

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.
We hope to have an awesome year mountaineering in Scotland and we look forward to meeting you all at our first official social at The Ark on campus at 7pm on Tuesday 4th October.
If you missed us at Freshers Fayre then come along anyway! We'll be wearing MPS logo clothing so should be easy to spot. If you've not got a welcome pack, then you can download it here!

14th July 05

Dear all, 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!
The weather from January onwards was fantastic and those on trips were rewarded with some incredible days out on the Munros.
Some stunning photos taken too!

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!
Rudolph has now added the last paragraph needed for a complete Steall Hut trip meet report!!
Please do have a look over these reports to see if there is anything you want to add - it's not supposed to be a chore! Any problems adding more pictures or adding text, then just let me know!


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

Photos from the Skye Trip can be found on Chris's, Fabian's, Franco's and Nick's websites.

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 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 .
Click here to see the Full Details.

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; (

'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:
This site is a Wiki, which means it can be edited by YOU! The idea is that everyone in the club can contribute to keeping to website interesting, useful and up to date. If you read the site but haven't yet tried editing it, please do! It is really very easy, just click edit page at the bottom of any page. There is also plenty of Wiki Help? if you get stuck. To try things out, use the Wiki Sandbox where you can't do any harm. - Franco

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.
This is indeed also true for the Winter Skills and Steall Hut trips!!
Most of the reports have been written, so please take a few moments just to jot down a small paragraph telling us what you got up to if nothing has been written in for any particular walk/climb you went on!
It really is very easy - just go to the bottom of the page, click 'edit page' and type in your bit and press 'save'.
If you want to contribute (anyone can!) and you are still not sure - then please email any of the Committee. Cheers, Fabian

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' >>>>


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!

"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
  • President: Nick Stevens
  • Vice President: Fabian Seymour
  • Treasurer: Vicky Bristow
  • Meets Sec: Damian Warren
  • Gear Sec: Dave Robinson
  • Mountain Officer: Grahame Clark
  • Social Sec: James Moran

Congratulations to them all and best of luck, EDW

14th March 05

Easter Trip is now: Friday 18th March - Monday 21st March
Cost = about 60
Please Check the Meets Diary Page for information on the Easter Trip

11th March 05

Photos from Ballachulish are now online at Nick

10th March 05

Please Check the Meets Diary Page for information on the Easter Trip

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

For anyone who wants to know what they did in Torridon the Munro tally is now up. If there are any mistakes please let me know . Hope all enjoyed the week, I did. Great photos Chris. - Damian.

21st December

The Skye bridge charge ends with immidiate effect:,3604,1378095,00.html Saving you 50p for the Skye meet :)

18th December

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

10th December

Finally made available my pictures from the Christmas dinner weekend in the Peak district. Don't miss the MPS human pyramid shots! ---Chris

8th December

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.

3rd December

Fabian has written a meet report for Glen Etive. Anyone else who went, feel free to add bits.

25th November

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.

23rd November

Dates for your diaries.... The meets diary for the rest of this year has now been updated.

22nd November

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.

22nd November

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

17th November

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...

16th November

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).

10th November

There is a 1/2 Marathon taking place on the 12th December just outside Nottingham. You can enter online at It costs 10. So far just myself and Matt Hilton have entered (I think). If you want to know more e-mail me ( ). Nick

8th November

"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

4th November

Meet reports from the Lakes and Crianlarich 2 now up. Feel free to add bits.

18th October

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.

18th October

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.

14th October

Metcheck have issued a long range forecast for this winter. Click here to have a look.

11th October

Read about James Richards' (aka Mr Muppet) valiant attempt to hire a van for the Crianlarich trip here

7th October

Some pictures from the wet, yet enjoyable, Crianlarich weekend meet are online. Chris's are available here and Franco's can be found here. If anyone else has any pictures from the weekend available online, feel free to add a link here. Lookout for the shot of the two-headed stuffed lamb and the James Richards' river-crossing action shot.

26th September

If you didn't pick up a welcome pack at Fresher's fair, you can now download it.

22nd September

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.

11th October

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!

6th October

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

4th October

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.

27th August

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

21st July

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!

30th June

Meet Reports and lots of photos now up from Skye and LAMM.

9th June

The branded gear has finally arrived email Matt to arrange to pick it up

7th June

We had a great day in the Peaks with IMPS. There's a report on the Pineapple Challenge on the Meet Reports page.

2nd June

Ramsoc Marathon report now up. Matt and Damian - feel free to add bits.

1st June

Ramsoc Marathon. So far James, Ed, Suddards and Damian are signed up to show Ramsoc who's boss.

24th May

Skye Signup - email James to put your name on the list. Also, the list of those signed up is only a mouse-click away...

24th May

Dates for the diary - all the meets for next semester are up on the Meets Diary now.

18th May

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 .

11th May

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.

10th May

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 .

9th May

Everyone had fun (except Nick right at the end) climbing in the peaks. See the Report. Franco's and Nick's Photos are now up on Grovestreet.

28th April

This website goes live.

28th April

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 .

27th April

Anyone intersted in doing LAMM please contact Nick ASAP

27th April

Committee members please sign up for relevant STARS training sessions ASAP

5th May

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.

4th May

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)

27th April

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.

27th April

Glitches Ironed out - Now I really must get on with some work.

26th April

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.

16th March

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.

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