Ex-Committee 2018-19 

Feel free to email any of us with any questions!

Rob Dennison - Chair


Email:  usmc@sheffield.ac.uk


Favourite Climb: Hercules, Curbar


Tune of Choice: Ecstasy, Rusted Root


Memorable Moment: The last day of our trip to Kalymnos, it was mega hot but each route we did was top quality, then at the end of the day we all ran into the sea to cool off; perfect end to the trip.


Issy Budd - Secretary


Email:  usmc.secretary@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Croton Oil, Rivelin Edge


Tune of Choice: Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills & Nash


Memorable Moment: Going for a chilly November swim in Llyn Ogwen in the snow! Freezing cold we rushed back to the hut and were met with hot showers and whiskey.


Izzy Roberts - Treasurer


Email:  usmc.treasurer1@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Jana's Kitchen, Afternoon, Kalymnos


Tune of Choice: Move On Up, Curtis Mayfield


Memorable Moment: My first club weekend in North Wales, the ascent of Snowden via Crib Goch in a blizzard.



Lucy Bradbury - Climbing Co-ordinator


Email: lbradbury1@sheffield.ac.uk


Favourite Climb: Sifta's Quid, Roaches


Tune of Choice: Whatever music Abi plays in my car!


Memorable Moment: Making it onto the Macedonian news with Issy and Evie for being "brave" women in the mountains, hours after being chased by a pack of sheep (wild) dogs.


Calum Sowden - Walking Co-ordinator


Email: usmc.walking@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: Central Trinity, Snowdon


Tune of Choice: Telegraph Road, Dire Straits


Memorable Moment: The final walk up to Lake Tilicho, the highest in Nepal, hearing  avalanches going off around us but not being able to see them through the early morning mist.


Asa Dant - Catering Officer


Email: usmc.catering@gmail.com


Favourite climb: One Step in the Clouds, Tremadog

Tune of choice: Twistin’ the night away, Sam Cooke


Memorable moment: Getting mopeds for a day in Kalymnos, stopping in the middle of the valley near Vathis to enjoy the view, then very nearly wheelying into a wall as we set off again.


Jodi Swift - Publicity and Inclusions Officer


Email:  usmc.publicity@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: The Cracks, Dinas Mot


Tune of Choice: I Am Disappeared, Frank Turner


Memorable Moment: Spending five days bivvying under Cromlech Boulders with friends at the end of first year, and going out climbing and scrambling everyday in perfect weather.


Emily Dawes - Social Secretary


Email: usmc.socialsec1@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: The Arrow, Pembroke


Tune of Choice: Kids, MGMT


Memorable Moment: Topping out of a multipitch in the Alps and having a complete epic trying to get back in the dark.


Flynn Simpson - Kit Officer


Favourite Climb: North Buttress, East Face of Tryfan, Snowdonia


Tune of Choice: Concerning Hobbits, Howard Shore


Memorable Moment: Attempting a gully scramble in the Llanberis Pass, only to find that after a few days of rain, it was a gushing torrent. Instead of bailing, we decided to make up our own route. All was going well until a worryingly steep & chossy gully ended abruptly, leaving us with a crumbly traverse to safety, or so we thought. We had reached the snow line & now had icy holds to deal with. Tom asked me if I was okay, to which I replied honestly “No, I’m really scared.”, however in a final push we made our way up onto the summit plateau of the Glyders. It ended up being the best day I’ve had in the mountains despite all the sketchiness!


Abi Florence Smith - HPM Co-ordinator


Email: highpeakmarathon@hotmail.com


Favourite Climb: Christmas Curry, Tremadog


Tune of Choice: Bongo Bong, Manu Chao


Memorable Moment: Making the most sketchy icy crossing of crib goch up to snowden on festive weekend and going skinny dipping on the way back down.


Abel McLinden - HPM 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

Joe Longbottom - Performance and Training Officer



James Lowe - Alumni and Safety Officer


Email: usmc.alumniofficer@gmail.com


Favourite Climb: North West Arete, Gimmer Crag


Tune of Choice: You can call me Al, Paul Simon


Memorable Moment: Welsh 3000s in December with snow on Crib Goch and increasingly broken knees.