/ university mountaineering clubs
If this post is about choosing a uni to go to, may I offer the following advice, based on (hard won) experience: find a Uni in a flat place, a long way from the hills. That way you stand a fighting chance of completing your degree, unlike yours truly.
I went climbing 46% of the year in the third year of uni and managed to still get a first. In my first year lots of third years in our club always complained that they had no time to climb because of uni work but I found out for myself that there definetely is if you prioritise and dont just waste time procrastinating etc.
> I went climbing 46% of the year in the third year of uni and managed to still get a first. In my first year lots of third years in our club always complained that they had no time to climb because of uni work but I found out for myself that there definetely is if you prioritise and dont just waste time procrastinating etc.
Easier said than done! I'm in third year at the moment, viewing uni as the biggest mistake of my life so far and ending up climbing into a bottle way too often...
Hopefully I'll still get a first, but I won't be happy doing it.
There are very active clubs I know of personally at St Andrews, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Abberdeen. I would be amazed if any Scottish uni didn't have a busy club, many have two, one a mountaineering or climbing club, the other a hillwalking one.
The clubs are different of course, some are all about rock climbing, some like their ice, some have a mix of all disciplines. Some are well behaved, some are alcohol soaked disasters that give the rest of us a bad name.
All clubs change with time too, as people join and leave, so what is a lively club now might not be so much so in a years time.
Assuming you're doing something worthwhile like a science degree[*], pick a subject, and apply to a couple of different unis with a spread of typical offers around what you think you'll get. Then start visiting them to decide where you're spending the next 4 years of your life.
[*] what? Me? Trolling? Never.
Lol, I'm afraid (based on hard won experience) that's utterly useless advice. I did exactly what you suggested and I still went climbing loads and completely failed to ever get my MEng!
Would that be the EUMC by chance ;)
Immortal lines - "Undoubtedly had the weather been bad (which it wasn't and perfectly fine for camping) they would not have been turned away. Besides, as you already claimed, there were too many people in the bothy."
From the Yummick website. Would never have happened in my day (TM) grumble grumble.
I go to Cumbria uni at the moment but my Gf is part of the glasgow uni club and they are very active and have a great network of members too.
they let me come along on some of there trips too :D
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