Saturday, 19 September 2015

About UBES!

To all those new to the university, welcome to Bristol, and more importantly, welcome to UBES: The University of Bristol Expeditions Society! If you’re returning for another year, welcome back!

Who are we?
UBES is probably the largest, certainly the most active, and unquestionably the BEST outdoors society at the University of Bristol. We are a group of like-minded individuals united by our love of the outdoors and adventure, who run regular trips, socials and outdoors-y activities to get a break from the daily grind of university.

What do we do?
Hiking, scrambling, trekking, climbing, you name it, we do it! We run regular weekend trips all around the UK; in a year, we might visit the Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Brecon Beacons and the Yorkshire Dales, amongst other places. Membership will allow you to come on trips, and access to our extensive kit storage in case you have any exciting plans of our own.

Every Wednesday we run climbing sessions either at a local indoor climbing wall (Redpoint) or outdoors in the Avon Gorge if the weather is good. Membership will also mean we’ll teach you the basics of how to climb (and do it safely)!
Click here to join us today for only £12 a year!
The fun doesn’t stop during the holidays; at Christmas, UBES runs a trip to Scotland for a week of winter mountaineering and ice climbing, and during the summer, in addition to sending out an Alps cohort, we run several longer expeditions, which in the last few years have taken us to Morocco, Romania, Norway, Corsica, Iceland and the Pyrenees. Check out the details of our last summer expeditions on our website!

During term time, UBESters gather at our weekly climbing sessions, regular pub trips and awesome socials. There’s always something going on! So, whether you think you’d like to get involved in the lively Bristol climbing scene, have mountaineering aspirations, or just love the outdoors and want to meet friendly, adventurous, like-minded people, the University of Bristol Expeditions Society is the one to join! We welcome people of all abilities; don’t worry if you have little or no experience, we’d love to meet you. Get involved - participation is only limited by how much you can squeeze in around your lectures!

For more information, see us at the Welcome Fair on Friday the 25th, or come to one of our introductory talks on Monday the 28th:

7:30pm, Racks, St. Paul’s Road, Clifton
7:30pm, Hiatt Baker Hall Bar

To have a more informal chat with us about the society, come to the Highbury Vaults on St. Michael’s Hill at 9pm this Wednesday!

Our society aims to be affordable, inclusive and exciting, so make sure you don't miss out!

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