Ex- Committee 2017-18

Tom Drysdale - Chair


Email: mountaineering@sheffield.ac.uk


Favourite Climb: Oceano Irrazionale, Val di Mello


Tune of Choice: Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd


Memorable Moment: Topping out of Vector, my first E2, on freshers weekend in second year, still seriously hungover but unbelievably psyched!


Tilly Scott - Secretary


Email: usmc.secretary@gmail.com


Favourite climb: One Step in the Clouds, Tremadog

Tune of choice: New Shoes, Paolo Nutini


Memorable Moment - Leading the Glyderau walk on Fresher's Weekend and getting everyone psyched for awesome walks!

Jacob Mackenzie - Treasurer


Email: usmc.treasurer1@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Commando ridge, Bosigran


Tune of Choice: Down by the river, Milky Chance


Memorable Moment: Getting stuck on Valkyrie at The Roaches. I've never been so scared in my life. The step across is terrifying. Then getting lowered off through a holly bush was not my ideal end to the day. An awful idea letting Alex drag me up there!

Issy Budd- Publicity Officer


Email: usmc.publicity@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Armorican, Caerfai Bay


Tune of Choice: Soul Time, Shirley Ellis


Memorable Moment: Attempting to take a photo for the club’s naked calendar by Derwentwater. Unfortunately just as we stripped off multiple families walked along and some kayakers also paddled by. Despite best efforts the photo can’t even be used because I was just a bit too naked for the naked calendar...

Holly Mckenzie-Barnes - Catering Officer


Email: usmc.catering@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Central Massive, Roaches Upper Tier


Tune of Choice: I didn't send one to Issy because I hate music


Memorable Moment: Doing my first sport climbs in Portland and then swimming in the sea at sunset.

Lucy Bradbury- Climbing Co-ordinator


Email: lbradbury1@sheffield.ac.uk


Favourite Climb: The Mortician, Black Crag, Borrowdale

Tune of Choice: Hotel California, The Eagles


Memorable Moment: My second ever multipitch, accidentally doing a pretty tricky HVS not an HS, belaying from a tiny ledge in the middle of the wall rather than the large grassy platform suggested in the guide book, getting very scared, but successfully making it to the top a long while later! Lesson learnt – read the guide book, it’s usually right.




Abel McLinden - Walking Co-ordinator


Email: usmc.walking@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: It's a scramble, but Buchaille Etive Mor via Curved Ridge is pretty good.


Tune of Choice: It's a Longer Road to California than I Thought, The Wind and the Wave

Memorable Moment: First winter climbing route, Route Major in the Cairngorms. A day of -15c windchill and being out for 14hrs in plenty of powder

Guy Harris - Kit Officer


Email: gharris1@sheffield.ac.uk


Favourite Climb: Raindrop, Black Crag, Borrowdale


Tune of Choice: Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits. (Or any techno)


Memorable Moment: Has to be on the Borrowdale weekend when I was climbing the Mortician with Lucy Bradbury. The weather was unbelievable and the views from Black Crag must be some of the best in the UK. The climbing was fantastic but with a series of minor issues I ended up climbing and downclimbing the third pitch about three times. All in all, it was very memorable!

Abi Florence Smith- Social Secretary and Inclusions


Email: usmc.socialsec1@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Hawkwing, Roaches Lower Tier


Tune of Choice: The House of the Rising Sun, The Animals


Memorable Moment: HPM 2017, the 42 mile fell race. Taking a moment on top of win hill and watching bundles of head torches floating down lose hill and after 13 hours of running, having shots of rum in the sun at our last checkpoint.


Lucy Lloyd - HPM Co-ordinator


Email: highpeakmarathon@hotmail.com


Favourite Climb: Seamstress, Serengeti


Tune of Choice: Holocene, Bon Iver

Memorable Moment: The winter skills course in the Caingorms and our mini expedition up a slope digging bucket seats (it was so much fun, everyone should do it!)

Matt Harmon - HPM Co-ordinator


Email: highpeakmarathon@hotmail.com


Favourite Climb: Rebuffat route, South face of Aiguille du Midi


Tune of Choice: Hooked on a feeling, Blue Swede

Biggest Epic: Running HPM this year with Ben, Dave and Rob and achieving our goal of under 10 hours.

Calum Harvey- Training and Progress Officer


Email: highpeakmarathon@hotmail.com


Favourite Climb: Weedkiller - Raven Tor


Tune of Choice: Since I left you - the Avalanches


Memorable Moment: Being at Porth Ysgo {in North Wales}, it's a good place to spend time.

Louise Baddeley - Alumni Officer


Email: usmc.alumniofficer@gmail.com

Favourite Climb: CMD arete on Ben Nevis


Tune of Choice: Rambling Man, Laura Marling


Memorable Moment: Lake Kaniere to Mount Brown Hut in the west coast mountains of New Zealand's south island. Spent all day hiking continuously up in very damp forest to emerge above the tree line to absolutely no view because the clag was a thick as jam. But we spent a lovely night in a tiny cosy hut feeding the fire tiny bits of dry wood and drinking cheap whiskey.