So what do we get up to?
We organise six weekend trips a year around the UK from the Lake District to North Wales, Scotland to Dorset, and beyond, which are packed full of climbing, walking, scrambling, and running. We stay in bunk houses or camp (in the warmer months) near local crags. Breakfast and lunches are provided as well as a big meal on the Saturday night, lovingly prepared by our catering officer Cat.
Back in Sheffield, we meet on Mondays at the Foundry Climbing Centre from 7pm. Don't worry if you're a complete beginner, as we run sessions to teach you how to tie in and belay safely at the start of semester. We also run 'Learn to Lead' and 'Learn to Trad' sessions later in the year to help you progress. On Wednesdays, as well as climbing at the Foundry, if the weather is good we'll head out into the Peak District to go bouldering, sport, or trad climbing. There are always people wanting to go climbing so you'll never be short for partners!
We run walks appropriate for all abilities throughout the year, both on weekends away and in the Peak District. We also run first aid courses and navigation training to teach you how to stay safe (and not get lost!) whilst walking in the mountains. If you are interested in improving your navigation skills then get in contact with our walking coordinator George (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be more than happy to help out.
Every Thursday we take the bus out to the Peaks and run back to Sheffield. Don't worry if you've never been fell runing before as these are relatively laid back and there are usually different speed groups - join Psyched for Running on Facebook to keep up with the details. For the more adventurous among you, there's usually a run in the mountains on a weekend away, which always offers epic scenery and is amazing fun on the way down. We also offer the opportunity to take part in the legendary High Peak Marathon, and will train you up for this.
We also run two winter mountaineering trips to Aviemore and Glencoe in Scotland every February. For those wanting an introduction to winter mountaineering we run a winter skills course on the first trip which teaches you the basics, from using an ice axe and crampons, to digging a bucket seat!
We meet every Wednesday at the Cobden View in Crookes for cheap pints and free chip butties! Everyone there is super friendly so come along to meet and get to know everybody in the club. We also run socials every few weeks such as a Halloween fancy dress party, progressive meal and the legendary HPM bar crawl.