Thought I may as well do one of these...
I'm Ed, just finishing sixth form mid-July, then going to Cambridge (hopefully!) in October to do Engineering. I live in the North East in a village near (ish) to Durham.
I like backpacking, walking and recently, I've got into climbing. I've done Gold D of E, help out a local scouts group and am trying to get in touch with the local D of E group to volunteer there as well, it's harder than you think!
In July, I'm going to Venezuela for a month on a World Challenge Expedition then when I get back (and all my earning's go into my pocket!) I'll be getting out much more and heading off to the shops...already got a fair bit on my list to buy, mind...
So prepare for loads of forums about kit in August!
Oi, you must be in the middle of your A levels, ed, get back to your revision!!
Welcome aboard, sure you'll have lots of opportunities to do fun outdoors stuff whilst you're at university!
We love it when Kate gets all stern
Hi and welcome.
When you get to Uni, join the Mountaineering, climbing, hillwalking club, or all of them.
Not only will you get away often, most outdoor shops have 'club nights', where you can buy kit at least 10% if not more cheaper.
Most of the 'club' nights I've been to have been by Tiso.
(I'm not a member of Uni. clubs), but as I know manager and staff very well, first name terms and out climbing, hillwalking and being a "body" for SARDA. I'm told when they are.
You could speak to staff, show student ID and ask them to email you when they are happening.
Even if you don't get away too often, why not join CUMC anyway.
They will know when 'club nights' at outdoor shops are and will let you know. That way you could get the kit you want, cheaper and use when you are able too.
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