What We Do

This society tries to incorporate many different activities, allowing people to try and experience a whole variety of different things. We enjoy climbing (indoor and out), hiking, caving ghyll scrambling, and pretty much anything outdoorsy! You don't even need to have had any experience doing any of these to have a go.


A huge part of this society is the climbing. We have several very experienced indoor and outdoor climbers. As well as frequent weekend trips away to the Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, North Wales and more (giving us lots of outdoor climbing opportunities). We also run weekly trips to Warwick University's indoor climbing centre and The Ballroom Climbing wall, an indoor bouldering wall in Coventry city centre.


Another favourite in this society is hiking. Most weekend trips away will offer hiking of some description, from gentle strolls with lunch at the pub, to full days, scaling epic mountains. We have also had workshop walks, learning navigational skills along the way, run by experienced outdoor experts.

Ghyll Scrambling

If you're after something a little more extreme, you may want to give ghyll scrambling a go. This involves getting a wetsuit on, and making your way up a river. It involves swimming, climbing, jumping and provides enormous fun. Trips to the Lake District and Wales will often have good opportunities for this activity, although you will need your own wetsuit!


Caving is a slightly different taste. It involves the safe exploration and navigation of natural caves. This means being underground, often soaked, with no natural light, and some friends to share the fantastic experience. If you have never been before, we highly recommend giving it a go!


we also have a thriving social side to the society, with regular meets at Ivy house and then onto Quids student bar. As well as other events and activities throughout the year. Even if you’re not interested in coming on trips with us, there’s still plenty for you to get involved in with us!

Do Something Amazing

Two members on the Midi Plan Traverse. Photo by Naoise Gloser

Finshing the Grand Montets Ridge

Want to join us?

Get in touch at mountaineering.su@uni.coventry.ac.uk